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It is the first track from their album, All That You Can't Leave Behind, and it was released as the album's lead single. It was a commercial success, helping launch the album to multi-platinum status, and is U2's biggest hit Beautiful Day - U2 - U2000+ date. The tone of the Edge's guitar was a subject of debate amongst the band members, as they disagreed on whether he should use a sound similar to that from their early career in the s.
Lead singer Bono explained that the upbeat track is about losing everything but still finding joy in what one has. The song received positive reviews, and it became their fourth number-one single in the UK and their first number-one in the Netherlands. The group has played "Beautiful Day" at every one of their concerts since the song's live debut on the Elevation Tour. During the recording process for the All That You Can't Leave Behind album, the band decided to distance themselves from their s experimentation with electronic dance music in favour of a "return to the traditional U2 sound".
At the same time, the band was looking for a Nice Up The Time - Zebraman - Nice Up The Time Beautiful Day - U2 - U2000+ sound. Bono was particularly resistant to the guitar tone the Edge was playing with, but the Edge ultimately won the disagreement. As he explains, "It was because we were coming up with some innovative music that I felt a license to use some signature guitar sounds.
The mixing process proved difficult, lasting two weeks. During the chorus, Bono sings in a restrained manner, contrasting with the Edge's Beautiful Day - U2 - U2000+ , bellowing" background vocals, a sustained cry of "day". After seven seconds, the rhythm breaks and the middle eight begins.
According to Bono, "Beautiful Day" is about "a man who has lost everything, but finds joy in what he still has. Beautiful Day - U2 - U2000+ found "grace and salvation" in the verses' lyrics and believed that despite not explicitly explaining how to emotionally persevere, the song has "so many suggestive images that it's enough".
In an episode of the Sundance Channel's Iconoclast, R. I wish I'd written it, and they know I wish I'd written it. It makes me dance; it makes me angry that I didn't write it.
The song's video showed the band walking around in Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport, with scenes of the band playing on a runway interspliced with large jets taking off and landing overhead. A month before the album release, a live version of the song was filmed in I Have Nothing - Various - The Bodyguard (El Guardaespaldas) on the rooftop of The Clarence Hotel.
Ever since its tour debut at the first date of the Elevation Tour on 24 March in Miami, "Beautiful Day" has been played at every single full tour concert as well as a number of promotional appearances and concerts not connected with a tour.
On the Elevation Tour, "Beautiful Day" was normally the second song played, though it did open one show, and was played late in the set list at two concerts. During the Vertigo Tour, it appeared in the first half of the main set. For the final leg of the tour it was moved back to the midpoint of the show and featured a video of astronaut Mark Kelly. During the band's five-night stand on the Late Show with David Letterman to promote their album No Line on the Horizon in March"Beautiful Day" was the only song not from that album that was played.
During the final leg of the tour ina recorded video from NASA astronaut Mark Kelly was used as a lead-in to the song. Olaf Tyaransen of Hot Press called the song "surprisingly straightforward but still infectiously catchy", while the magazine's Peter Murphy said the track broke the band's trend of releasing lead singles that broke new sonic ground but were not the best songs from their respective albums. The review praised the track for its "bustling beat", "contagious chorus and vintage guitar chimes from Edge".
David Browne of Entertainment Weekly was very receptive to "Beautiful Day", noting that the chorus "erupts into a euphoric bellow so uplifting" that it Beautiful Day - U2 - U2000+ played during a television broadcast of the Summer Olympics. Browne called the "classic U2 arrangement" of the song "corny", but said, "damn if it isn't effective". He said the song made him reminiscent of the band's glory days in the late s when so much popular music sought to be "sonically and emotionally uplifting".
A version of the song was used as the theme tune to the ITV football highlights television show The Premiership, broadcast from to This was the only World Idol title and was not repeated in consequent years. Inthe song was chosen to play over the end titles of the children's film Nim's Island, starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster and Gerard Butler. Ina Beautiful Day - U2 - U2000+ of "Beautiful Beautiful Day - U2 - U2000+ was released by Lee DeWyze as his first single following his victory in the ninth season of American Idol.
DeWyze commented "I like that song a lot Is it something that is necessarily in my genre? There were songs on the table, and I went with the one I thought would represent the moment the best.
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