Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of


Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of

Infobox Single
Name = Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of


Artist = U2
from Album = All That You Can't Leave Behind
Released = January 29, 2001
Format = CD, cassette
Recorded = HQ, Windmill Lane Studios, Westland Studios and Totally Wired in Dublin, and South of France
Genre = Rock
Length = 4:32
Label = Island / Interscope
Producer = Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno
Chart position =

  • #3 (Australia)
    • #2 (UK Singles Chart)
    • #1 (Irish Singles Chart)
    • #52 (US Hot 100)
    • #35 (US Modern Rock Tracks)
    • #35 (US Mainstream Rock Tracks)
    • #1 (Canadian Singles Chart)
    • #1 (Latvia)

    Reviews =
    Last single = "Beautiful Day"
    (2000)
    This single = "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"
    (2001)
    Next single = "Elevation"
    (2001)
    Misc = Extra tracklisting
    Album = All That You Can't Leave Behind
    Type = studio
    prev_track = "Beautiful Day"
    prev_no = 1
    this_track = "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"
    track_no = 2
    next_track = "Elevation"
    next_no = 3
    Extra tracklisting
    Album = The Best of 1990-2000
    Type = compilation
    prev_track = "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)"
    prev_no = 7
    this_track = "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"
    track_no = 8
    next_track = "Gone"
    next_no = 9
    Extra tracklisting
    Album = U218 Singles
    Type = compilation
    prev_track = "Mysterious Ways"
    prev_no = 7
    this_track = Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
    track_no = 8
    next_track = "Where the Streets Have No Name"
    next_no = 9
    "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" is a single release from U2's 2000 album, "All That You Can't Leave Behind". It has gospel-tinged melodies and saccharine guitar leads. Bono has remarked that the song is inspired by a fictional conversation he has with late friend Michael Hutchence about suicide. It won the "Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" in 2002.

    History and lyrics

    U2's lead singer Bono wrote the song about the suicide of his close friend Michael Hutchence, the late lead singer of the band INXS. The song is written in the form of an argument about suicide in which Bono tries to convince Hutchence of the act's foolishness. [http://hem.bredband.net/steverud/U2MoL/ATYCLB/stuck.html]

    Bono characterized the song as a fight between friends, which he felt guilty for never having with Hutchence. "It's a row between mates. You're kinda trying to wake them up out of an idea. In my case it's a row I didn't have while he was alive. I feel the biggest respect I could pay to him was not to write some stupid soppy fucking song, so I wrote a really tough, nasty little number, slapping him around the head. And I'm sorry, but that's how it came out of me." --Bono, in "Rolling Stone" (November 3, 2005 issue).

    Track listings

    Version 1

    #"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" (Album Version) (4:33)
    #"Big Girls Are Best" (3:37)
    #"Beautiful Day" (Quincey and Sonance Mix) (7:55)

    The Australian edition included "Beautiful Day" (The Perfecto Mix).

    Version 2

    #"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" (Album Version) (4:33)
    #"Beautiful Day" (Live from Farmclub.com) (4:48)
    #"New York" (Live from Farmclub.com) (6:01)

    The Australian edition included "Beautiful Day" (David Holmes Remix).

    Version 3

    #"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" (Album Version) (4:33)
    #"Big Girls Are Best" (3:37)
    #"All I Want Is You" (Live from Manray) (5:26)
    #"Even Better Than the Real Thing" (Live from Manray) (3:55)

    Only available in France.

    Version 4

    #"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" (Album Version) (4:33)
    #"Beautiful Day" (Live from Farmclub.com) (4:48)
    #"New York" (Live from Farmclub.com) (6:01)
    #"Big Girls Are Best" (3:37)
    #"Beautiful Day" (Quincey and Sonance Mix) (7:55)

    Released only in Japan, featuring most B-sides from both regular CD releases.

    Version 5

    #"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" (Radio Edit) (3:42)
    #"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" (Acoustic) (3:42)
    #"Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" (Live from Toronto) (5:39)
    #"Elevation" (Vandit Club Remix) (8:54)

    A Canada-only release on late October 2001, also available on CD.

    B-sides

    The "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" singles were backed with the following B-sides:

    "Big Girls Are Best"

    Produced by Flood and Howie B, this song was recorded after the PopMart Tour. Its lyrics include a reference to the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ("Avenue Atantico, 1702/She's coco butter, baby she's the glue"), where U2 stayed when they played in Rio in 1998.

    "Beautiful Day" (Quincey and Sonance Mix)

    This remix was released, in a shorter version, in a promotional CD along with an issue of Q magazine.

    "Beautiful Day" and "New York" (Live from Farmclub.com)

    This was a performance in October 27, 2000 for the American TV show, during U2's promotional tour of the "All That You Can't Leave Behind" album.

    "All I Want Is You" and "Even Better Than the Real Thing" (Live from Manray)

    The first public listening of "All That You Can't Leave Behind" in the famous Paris nightclub was capped with an impromptu performance by U2, the first since the end of the PopMart Tour. These two songs were lifted from that performance.

    "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" (Live from Toronto)

    This performance from the Elevation Tour was transmitted live for the "We Know Where You Live, Live!" TV special, which was later released in DVD.

    "Elevation" (Vandit Club Remix)

    This remix was done by Paul Van Dyk.

    Alternate versions

    There are three versions of this song:

    *The album version, which appears on "All That You Can't Leave Behind". This is the original version of the song.
    *The acoustic version, which appears on the single, as well as in the "Walk On" single and the "7" EP. The same vocal track is used with a different, stripped-down arrangement.
    *The radio edit, which was used in the promotional radio singles in the US. Part of the first verse and the outro are edited out, leaving the song with about three and a half minutes.

    Videos

    Two music videos were filmed for the song.

    The most well-known version, directed by Joseph Kahn, features an American football game between the "Flys" [sic] and the "Lemons" filmed at the Houston Astrodome, and contains various inside jokes and references to the band's past, such as the team names themselves - which were the titles of two U2 singles released in the '90s - and the coaches' names - Dave Evans, coach of the Lemons, is the real name of The Edge and the Flys' coach is Paul McGuinness, being named after U2's manager. John Madden is the guest star, who opens the video welcoming viewers back to the "unforgettable" Firedome, "on this Sunday, bloody Sunday." The rookie kicker for the Flys, Paul Hewson (which is Bono's real name), played by Brendan Fehr, tries to kick a field goal, but misses when it hit the post. The video shows it over and over again from different perspectives. During the video, a Mexican wave starts with Bono in the centre. In this scene, the director gave Bono's motivation as "appear more messianic" - possibly a reference to the light in which his fans see him and his deep-seated religious beliefs. A fan sitting beside Bono in the video wears an I Love New York tee-shirt, a possible reference to the feeling of goodwill toward the city that has followed the band since their first US tour in the early 1980s. The scene is similar to the end of Super Bowl XXV, where Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood narrowly missed a 47-yard field goal attempt, resulting in a one point loss to the New York Giants.

    The other video, directed by Kevin Godley, shows Bono being thrown out of a van several times, as if "stuck in a moment". At the end of the video, the rest of the band helps him up.

    See also

    *U2 discography

    Chart positions

    External links

    * [http://www.u2wanderer.org/disco/sing046.html Discography entry at U2 Wanderer] --Comprehensive details on various editions, cover scans, lyrics, and more.
    * [http://www.u2tour.de/discographie/videos/Stuck_In_A_Moment_You_Cant_Get_Out_Of_US_Version.html Videography entry at U2tours.de] --Has some screen captures of the US video. Written in German.


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