U2 is a popular Irish alternative rock band whose success spans over three decades. Their song Sunday Bloody Sunday is about the political conflict between the Republic of Ireland and the British-controlled Northern Ireland. Modern alternative rock band Coldplay takes heavy influence from U2. Almost all their albums have gone platinum. Live album Under A Blood Red Sky went triple platinum. Compilation The Best Of went four times platinum. The sequel went platinum. Collaborated with Brian Eno of Roxy Music. Extended Play Wide Awake in America went platinum. Numerous hit singles. Desire went gold. Discotheque went gold. Beautiful Day went gold. Vertigo went gold. Video album Achtung Baby went platinum. Zoo TV went platinum. Elevation 2001 went double platinum. They performed the Super Bowl halftime show after the September 11 attacks, and in tribute to those whose lives were lost in that attack, Bono tore open his jacket to reveal an American flag. The show's theme had been such a tribute.
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
With or Without You
Where the Streets Have No Name
Sunday Bloody Sunday
New Year's Day
I Will Follow
Koopaling Larry, first seen in Super Mario Bros. 3, was named for Larry Mullen of U2.
Their album Rattle and Hum is referenced in internet video game Thy Dungeonman III, from the creators of popular internet cartoon Homestar Runner.
Weird Al Yankovic parodied U2 with Cavity Search.