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U2 STUDIES

The U2 Conference supports studying the music, work, and influence of U2, and U2 fandom. We want to make that easier for you with the resources below.

If you would like to create and curate a resources list,  focused on a special topic related to U2 that supports the goal of The U2 Conference, please contact Scott Calhoun.

If you have a question or comment about studying U2 and its fans, the best way to get help with your research is to post in our U2 Studies channel on Discord.

U2 STUDIES: EUGENE PETERSON, THE MESSAGE AND THE PSALMS

Curated by Angela Pancella

U2 STUDIES RESOURCES: THE U2 LOVE LYRICS PROJECT

Curated by Scott Calhoun

Prepared for debut at the U2 Conference 2019 Australia Edition, the Love Lyrics project is a study of the word forms of “love” in U2’s lyrics. Phase 1 of the project studied the frequency of the word “love” in the published lyrics for U2’s 14 commercially released albums (deluxe editions), representing 13 studio albums and the live album Rattle And Hum, totaling 169 songs. Lyrics were verified on U2.com. Repeated words in songs are counted as emphatic devices. The “Highest Frequency of Love” report studied 10 additional songs that also had a high frequency of “love.” Future studies will examine the meanings of “love” and lyrics from live performances.

The findings of Phase 1 are represented in this infographic.

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