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Achtung Baby

Achtung Baby is an album by Irish rock band U2, released on November 19, 1991 (see 1991 in music). One of U2's best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums, Achtung Baby was a vast departure for the band, adding more European than American influences, most especially the avant-garde theatrics of David Bowie and other artists. It includes one of their best-known hits, the radio staple "Mysterious Ways".

On the Billboard Music Charts (North America), Achtung Baby topped the Billboard 200 chart. It won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Track listing

  1. "Zoo Station" (Bono/Clayton/Edge/Mullen) - 4:36
  2. "Even Better Than the Real Thing" (U Two) - 3:41
  3. "One (U Two)" - 4:36
  4. "Until the End of the World" (U Two) - 4:39
  5. "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" (U Two) - 5:16
  6. "So Cruel" (U Two) - 5:49
  7. "The Fly" (U Two) - 4:29
  8. "Mysterious Ways" (Bono/Clayton/Edge/Mullen) - 4:04
  9. "Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World" (U Two) - 3:53
  10. "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" (U Two) - 5:31
  11. "Acrobat" (U Two) - 4:30
  12. "Love Is Blindness" (U Two) - 4:23

Personnel

  • The Edge - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), String Arrangements, Mixing
  • Arnie Acosta - Mastering
  • Paul Barrett - Engineer
  • Bono - Guitar, Vocals
  • Adam Clayton - Guitar (Bass), Guitar (Electric)
  • Brian Eno - Keyboards, Producer, String Arrangements, Mixing
  • Flood - Engineer, Mixing
  • Daniel Lanois - Guitar, Percussion, Producer, Mixing
  • Sean Leonard - Mixing Assistant
  • Steve Lillywhite - Producer, Mixing
  • Larry Mullen, Jr. - Percussion, Drums
  • Stewart Whitmore - Digital Editing
  • Duchess Nell Catchpole - Violin, Viola
  • Robbie Adams - Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Mixing, Mixing Assistant
  • Steve Averill - Design
  • Anton Corbijn - Photography
  • Shannon Strong - Assistant Engineer, Mixing, Mixing Assistant
  • Shaughn McGrath - Design
  • Joe O'Herlihy - Engineer
  • Charlie Whisker - Illustrations
  • Brian Adams - Engineer

Charting singles Billboard Music Charts (North America)

 1991	The Fly	                          The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 61
 1991	Mysterious Ways	                  Mainstream Rock Tracks          No. 1
 1991	The Fly	                          Mainstream Rock Tracks          No. 2
 1991	Mysterious Ways	                  Modern Rock Tracks	          No. 1
 1991	The Fly	                          Modern Rock Tracks	          No. 1
 1991	The Fly	                          Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales  No. 44
 1992	One	                          Adult Contemporary	          No. 24
 1992	Even Better Than The Real Thing	  The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 32
 1992	Mysterious Ways	                  The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 9
 1992	One	                          The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 10
 1992	Who s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 35
 1992	Even Better Than The Real Thing	  Mainstream Rock Tracks	  No. 1
 1992	One	                          Mainstream Rock Tracks	  No. 1
 1992	Until The End Of The World	  Mainstream Rock Tracks          No. 5
 1992	Who s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Mainstream Rock Tracks          No. 2
 1992	Even Better Than The Real Thing	  Modern Rock Tracks	          No. 5
 1992	One	                          Modern Rock Tracks	          No. 1
 1992	Until The End Of The World	  Modern Rock Tracks	          No. 4
 1992	Who s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Modern Rock Tracks	          No. 7
 1992	Who s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Top 40 Mainstream	          No. 28
 1992	Even Better Than The Real Thing	  Hot Dance Music/Club Play       No. 27
 1992	Mysterious Ways	                  Hot Dance Music/Club Play       No. 42
 1992	Even Better Than the Real Thing	  Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales  No. 35
 1992	Mysterious Ways	                  Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales  No. 29
 1992	One	                          Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales  No. 44
 1997	One	                          Canadian Singles Chart          No. 19



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