U2 Scored Their First Ever UK Number One Hit With ‘DESIRE’ 35 Years Ago Today

8 October 2023

Irish superstars U2 scored their first ever number one hit single
35 years ago today, on 8 October 1998, with DESIRE from their
Rattle And Hum album.

The band cited the Stooges‘ song 1969 as the primary influence
on the song, which is an interpolation of the Bo Diddley beat.


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