"People often ask, 'Why don't you do some stuff like you did on The Joshua Tree?' The truth is, we couldn't. We wouldn't know how to repeat ourselves."
- Larry Mullen Jr.
did you know
Within a few days of finishing the album, "Red Hill Mining Town" was U2's leading contender for the first single of The Joshua Tree. Then as the weeks went by, views started to change and it became "With or Without You".