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It’s New Year’s Day across the United States, and no doubt countless music fans are reaching for one song to get them through their alcohol or life induced hangover.

In 1983, rock band U2 released “War,” an album that would help put them on the map. Their third studio album contained the song “New Years Day,” which has since become part of music lore.

During their tour to support the release of “War,” U2 made a stop in Germany where they would give one of the seminal performances of the song.

Bono would one day call this era of the band “a very, very loud folk band,” no doubt unable to predict at the time the success that would come.


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