THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
84-U2-All I Want Is You.
1989-Number 4 single.
Best Bit At 4.08. The songs video tells the tale of a dwarf who falls in love with a trapeze artist while working in a circus,one of them tragically dies towards the end of the story.There is a disagreement amongst fans as to who actually died as it leaves the viewer in doubt.Another longstanding mystery was who actually played the part of the dwarf,many think it is future ‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage in an early role,but it isn’t,it was actually an actor of around the same age named Paolo Risi.
‘All I Want Is You’ was the fourth and final single released from U2’s(see also best songs 766-320 and 190) sixth studio Album ‘Rattle and Hum’ released in 1988,although it received mixed reviews from critics the Album went onto sell over 14 million copies worldwide.
The songs lyrics were written by Bono,with the music being credited to the whole band.The orchestration on the track was arranged by the much acclaimed American musician Van Dyke Parks who since the 1960’s has worked with such names as The Beach Boys,Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr.
When playing the song live Bono often dedicates it to his wife.In the song the narrator is telling someone that material things are not important,it is love that really matters.
‘But all the promises we make from the cradle to the grave,when all I want is you.’
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