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U2's "One" is No. 1 for lyrics

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A poll of 13,000 music fans has crowned a line from U2's song "One" as Britain's all-time favorite lyric.

The line is "One life, with each other ... sisters, brother."

In second place was The Smiths' lyric from "How Soon is Now" that reads: "So you go on, and you stand on your own. And you leave on your own."

Nirvana's signature hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit" came in third with its line: "I feel stupid and contagious. Here we are now. Entertain us." Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" had the No. 4 lyric: "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. Have no fear for atomic energy, 'cause none of them can stop the time."

What do you think? Is that really the best lyric of the rock era? Or even the best U2 lyric? Personally, I prefer "Free at last, they took your life. They could not take your pride" from Pride (In The Name of Love).

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:17pm]

    

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