Jay-Z and U2 are a Surprisingly Decent Combination

In Music by Liza Eckert / April 18, 2011

Hear one of Brooklyn’s favorites and the Irish rockers (and “Spider-Man” enthusiasts) team up on “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”

Jay-Z and U2 are a Surprisingly Decent Combination

The pairing between the hip-hop star and the Irish pop-rockers might seem a little weird, but their version of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” is actually sort of fantastic. The song was recorded live in Auckland while U2 and Jay-Z toured Australia and New Zealand together late last year. Jay joins the band onstage for one of the later verses of the hit.

The track is featured on U2’s limited edition album, “Duals,” which features collaborations with Green Day, Johnny Cash, Pavarotti, Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson, Rihanna, and lots of other artists recorded over the span of a few decades. The album is only available to fans who subscribe to their website, but the track is streaming on Soundcloud and is worth a listen. The artists also performed together in Berlin in 2009—check out a fan video from that show below:

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