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Released: July 5, 1993

Rating: 3.611 (average of 15 ratings)

Genre: alternative rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Zooropa [6:30]
  2. Babyface [4:00]
  3. Numb [4:18]
  4. Lemon [6:56]
  5. Stay (Faraway, So Close!) [4:58]
  6. Daddy’s Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car [5:19]
  7. Some Days Are Better Than Others [4:15]
  8. The First Time [3:45]
  9. Dirty Day [5:24]
  10. The Wanderer (with Johnny Cash) [4:44]
Songs written by U2.

Total Running Time: 50:09

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 2.0
sales in U.K. only - estimated 0.3
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 7.5


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 2
peak on U.K. album chart 1 1

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Numb (7/10/93) #61a US, #18 AR, #2 MR
  • Zooropa (7/24/93) #8 AR, #13 MR
  • Stay (Faraway, So Close!) (7/31/93) #61 US, #4 UK, #12 AR, #15 MR
  • Lemon (10/2/93) #3 AR


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

“U2 planned to record a new EP before launching the European leg of their ambitious Zoo TV tour in 1993, but the EP quickly turned into the full-length album Zooropa. Picking up where Achtung Baby left off, Zooropa delves heavily into U2’s newfound affection for experimental music and dance clubs. While the title track marries those inclinations to the anthems of The Joshua Tree, most of the record is far more daring than its predecessor. While that occasionally means it's unfocused and meandering, it also results in a number of wonderful moments, like the quiet menace of Daddy’s Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car, and the space-age German disco of Lemon, the Edge's droning mantra Numb, and the gentle, heartbroken Stay (Faraway, So Close!), one of U2’s very best love songs. As the album winds to a close, it drifts off track, yet the best moments of Zooropa rank among U2’s most inspired and rewarding music.” STE

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previous album: Achtung Baby (1991) U2’s DMDB page next album: Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1 (1995)

Last updated October 15, 2009.