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U2 performs anthem from Spider-Man musical

When Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark star Reeve Carney debuted the song “Boy Falls From the Sky” last month on Good Morning America, it was virtually impossible not to imagine what the anthem might sound like performed by U2. After all, Bono and the Edge wrote that number, as well as the rest of the score, for director Julie Taymor’s $52-million musical — and it has all of the hallmarks of a U2 song (some even compared it to “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me,” the band’s contribution to the Batman Forever soundtrack).

Well, now you no longer have to imagine, as U2 offered its rendition of “Boy Falls From the Sky” on Sunday at a concert in Portugal. And as the audience was filled with cellphone users, multiple videos are available on YouTube.

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sounds good

Should have got Green Day to write the music. U2 just puts you to sleep with their music. Imagine sleeping through a 2 hour play of their music in NYC. (I slept through “Lion King”)

Isn’t that an old Bond theme I hear in there somewhere?

Singalong now all you Spidey fans!
“Garage Band. Garage Band. Does whatever a Bono can…”

One Eyed Monster

October 5, 2010 at 2:14 pm

I love U2!!! This isn’t the most “Spidey-esque” song, but it sounds like a cool U2 song. Here’s hoping the musical doesn’t suck!

Schnitzy Pretzelpants

October 5, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I think I like it – have to hear it on better audio than we have at work.

The tune though sounds a lot like a melding of the classic 66 cartoon theme, and the 1990’s animated series theme. At least until the lyrics kick in.

Horrible. Time to reinvent yourselves again, boys.

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