The Best Songs Of All Time—According To Critics And Fans

49. ‘One’ — U2

The third track on U2’s 1991 album “Achtung Baby,” “One” was actually a spin-off from their second single “Mysterious Ways.” According to Rolling Stone, the Edge suggested two ideas for the bridge and Bono liked one of them so much, he wrote a whole new set of lyrics. “One” may be a wedding favorite, but that wasn’t what the band had in mind.

“People have told me they play it at their wedding,” the Edge said. “And I think, ‘Have you listened to the lyrics? It’s not that kind of a song.'”