The Sweetest Thing was originally released as a b-side on the single Where The Streets Have No Name, back in 1987. However, it has since been re-recorded into a much more polished and listener friendly version worthy of its own release. Written by frontman Bono for his wife (he forgot her birthday), it's a sweet song about a love story that's gone bad: "I wanted to run but she made me crawl/oh oh oh, the sweetest thing/eternal fire, she turned me to straw". With Bono leading on vocals and the rest of the band backing him throughout, this song has a unique sound brought on by the piano and guitar accompaniment, as well as the plaintive, almost tearful singing voice. It's a bittersweet song dressed up as a love ballad, and for anyone who purchases this single (everyone should), try listening to the 1987 b-side; you'll be surprised at how much it's changed. Accompanied by a live recording of An Cat Dubh, from U2's early days as a band, this short, sweet listen is a treat for any U2 fan or any music fan in general.