Sunday, 22 February 2009

The Chimes - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 1990

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"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" is the second track from U2's 1987 album The Joshua Tree, and was released as the album's second single. It became their second (and last as of 2008) #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 after "With or Without You", the first single from the album, and peaked at #6 in the UK Singles Chart.

The song grew from another song called Under the Weather Girls, from which Larry Mullen, Jr.'s drum track and Adam Clayton's bass line was used as a foundation. "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" is the most frequently covered U2 song. It was named the 93rd greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The Chimes were from Scotland, featuring vocalist Pauline Henry with Mike Peden and James Locke. They are probably best known for their hits "Heaven" and this remake of U2's classic which became a UK Top Ten hit.

Bono from U2 famously commented that The Chimes' cover of their hit was the...

"only cover version he had heard that he enjoyed and did the original justice....at last someone's come along to sing it properly".
But then he has also referred to it as a gospel song so Pauline Henry was bound to get it right. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For has been covered countless times but The Chimes were, to my knowledge, the first and, in my opinion, the best.

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  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  • Manasseh Mix
  • Street Mix
  • No Need To Pretend
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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
(U2)

I have climbed highest mountains
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you
I have run
I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
These city walls
Only to be with you

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I have kissed honey lips
Felt the healing fingertips
It burned like a fire
This burning desire

I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I believe in the Kingdom Come
When all the colors will bleed into one
Bleed into one
Well, yes I'm still running

You broke the bonds
And you loosened the chains
Carried the cross
Of all my shame
all my shame
You know I believe it

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

5 comments:

  1. GREAT post, Mickey!

    Heaven was always my favourite Chimes song, mainly because of the increased funkiness, and that Hot Pants break, but this was, and still is, an utterly, utterly essential track.

    And one I never managed to pick up, so THANK YOU! :)

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  2. Where Heaven is a great song 'Love Comes To MInd' remix is defo the one that killed it in the House Parties in the 90's.

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  3. Oh, and can we just take a minute to reflect on Pauline Henry's vocal excellentness?

    As great as any Diva I could name.

    Can I get an amen?

    :)

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  4. Keep tunin' in Frank! ;-)

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  5. Hi Mickey!

    The Chimes is one of my all time favourite group. GREAT post!!!!

    I heard that "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" was also remixed by Def mix too. Do you have it?

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