The Fly – U2

  • First Appearance: November 9, 1991
  • Weeks on the Chart: 11 (non-consecutive)
  • Album: Achtung Baby
  • Have I heard this song before (pre-listen)? No.
  • Have I actually heard this song before? No.

The Fly was at the top of the chart for two weeks, while Mysterious Ways (Yes, Yes), topped the chart for nine weeks, spanning 1991 and 1992.

This album is very good. And it’s one of these albums that’s so good, and so popular that I don’t know what I can say about it. It’s certainly worth a listen, because there are a lot of tracks on the album that were not widely played after the early 90s and this was my first listen to it. So I was pleasantly surprised by a bunch of very good U2 songs I’d never heard before.

The Fly was not my favorite song on the album, but it was really surrounded by delightful songs.