After several years of staring in front of a computer, flipping through albums at the music store, and thumbing past radio stations I just recently figured out where I have heard excerpts of U2's Beautiful Day. Don't bash me for calling Bono unoriginal UNTIL YOU'VE HEARD IT.
The comparisons are relatively easy to find.... just listen to the chorus of Beautiful Day, and listen to the first 40 seconds of Aha doing The Sun Always Shines On TV.
*songs are in AAC format...forgot to convert back to mp3. I'm an iPod junkie*
Beautiful Day - http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/5/31/44135/Beautiful%20Day.m4a
The Sun Always Shines On TV - http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/5/31/44135/The%20Sun%20Always%20Shines%20on%20TV.m4a
Told you so.