Released: 6th June 2005.
On hearing U2's new album, this song screamed out for release on first listen, and I'm glad it's been given a chance to shine. It's a typical U2 song, with the gritty voice of Bono and the fresh guitars carrying the tune. Developing into a fan favourite, it's instantly catchy, and reminds the listener of previous U2 material. A song I would love to see performed on their upcoming tour, it has the potential to do well in the charts.
Now on the third single from their "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" album, it's just as disappointing that U2 didn't choose the right song to release as a single as the song itself. In saying that, "City Of Blinding Lights" is far from terrible - just not quite as memorable as their past efforts.