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Gloria

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“Gloria” is a song by rock band U2. It is the opening track and second single from the band’s 1981 album, October. It features a chorus in Latin, from the liturgical “Gloria in Excelsis Deo.“ It was one of their lowest-charting singles on the UK singles chart, peaking at #55 but was more successful in Ireland and New-Zealand, reaching the Top 20. Allmusic cited the song as an example of “when U2 marry the message, melody, and sound together... the results are thoroughly impressive”, while Pitchfork said the song “displays some musical dynamism, but its Latin-language chorus tempers its anthemic qualities.“ Read on...

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