Music Makers Encyclopedia: U


Click on a letter to choose an act ("S" for Bruce Springsteen, "B" for Beatles, etc.). Shown with the act are its major awards, short bios for select acts (generally adapted from Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954 and Top Pop Singles: Billboard books), and links to albums and songs reviewed by the DMDB.

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UB40

Song(s):
Red Red Wine (1983)
Can't Help Falling in Love (1993)

Album(s):
Best of – Volume One (compilation, 1987)


UGK (Underground Kings)

Song(s):
Big Pimpin' (with Jay-Z, 2000)


Ugly Kid Joe

Song(s):
Cat’s in the Cradle (1992)


Lars Ulrich

Rock drummer and songwriter with Metallica. Born 12/26/1963 in Gentofte Municipality, Denmark.


Ultimate Spinach

Album(s):
Behold and See (1968)


Ultravox

Song(s):
Vienna (1980)

Album(s):
Vienna (1980)


Björn Ulvaeus

Member of Abba.

Album(s):
Mamma Mia! (musical: 2000, soundtrack: 2008) – see Benny Andersson.


Uncle Devil Show

- see Justin Currie


Uncle Tupelo

Album(s):
No Depression (1990)


Underground Kings

- see UGK


The Undertones

Song(s):
Teenage Kicks (1978)

Album(s):
The Undertones (1979)


Carrie Underwood

Country singer born 3/10/1983 in Muskogee, OK. Won TV's American Idol singing contest in 2005.

Song(s):
Inside Your Heaven (2005)
Jesus, Take the Wheel (2005)
Before He Cheats (2006)
Blown Away (2012)

Album(s):
Some Hearts (2005)
Carnival Ride (2007)
Play On (2009)
Blown Away (2012)
Storyteller (2015)
Cry Pretty (2018)


Underworld

Song(s):
Born Slippy (1995)

Album(s):
Dubnobasswithmyheadman (1993)
Second Toughest in the Infants (1996)


The United States of America

Song(s):
The American Metaphyscal Circus (1968)
Cloud Song (1968)

Album(s):
The United States of America (1968)


University of Idaho Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival


Uncle Kracker

Song(s):
Follow Me (2000)


Underworld

Song(s):
Born Slippy (1995)


Phil Upchurch


Keith Urban

Country singer born on 10/26/1967 in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand.

Song(s):
Somebody Like You (2002)
Lean on Me (2010) – see Sheryl Crow
Blue Ain't Your Color (2016)

Album(s):
Be Here (2004)
Ripcord (2016)


U.S.A. for Africa

A collection of 46 major artists formed to help the suffering people of Africa and the United States. Song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. Quincy Jones produced the song. "USA" stand for United Support of Artists. Vocalists, appearing in order, included: Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Al Jarreau, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Bob Dylan, and Ray Charles.

Song(s):
We Are the World (1985)


Usher

R&B singer born Usher Raymond IV on 10/14/1978 in Dallas, TX.

Song(s):
U Make Me Wanna… (1997)
U Got It Bad (2001)
Yeah! (with Lil' Jon & Ludacris, 2004)
Burn (2004)
Confessions Part II (2004)
My Boo (with Alicia Keys, 2004)
OMG (with will.i.am, 2010)
DJ Got Us Falling in Love (with Pitbull, 2010)

Album(s):
Confessions (2004)
Raymond v. Raymond (2010)


United States Marine Band

Song(s):
The Washington Post March (1890)
Semper Fidelis (1890)
The Thunderer (1890)
Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay (1892)
The Liberty Bell (1894)
Maple Leaf Rag (1907)

Album(s):
Recordings for the National Cultural Center (1963)


U.S. Naval Academy Band

Song(s):
Anchors Aweigh (1906)


U.T.F.O.

Song(s):
Roxanne, Roxanne (1985)


U2

DMDB profile page

Rock group formed in Dublin, Ireland. Members met while students at Dublin's Mount Temple High School. Ranked as the #4 modern rock act and #5 album rock act of all time in Joel Whitburn's Rock Tracks 1981-2020. All four members were in the one-time Passengers project with Brian Eno in 1995.

Active: 1976- Members: Bono (v), The Edge (g), Adam Clayton (b), Larry Mullen Jr. (d).

Song(s):
U2: Top 50 Songs
I Will Follow (1980)
New Year's Day (1983)
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)
Pride (In the Name of Love) (1984)
Bad (live, 1985)
With or Without You (1987)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (1987)
Where the Streets Have No Name (1987)
Stand by Me (live with Bruce Springsteen, 1987)
Desire (1988)
Angel of Harlem (1988)
God Part II (1988)
Night and Day (1990)
One (1991)
Mysterious Ways (1991)
Even Better Than the Real Thing (1991)
One (live with R.E.M. as Automatic Baby, 1993)
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (1995)
Staring at the Sun (1997)
Beautiful Day (2000)
Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of (2000)
Walk On (2001)
Electrical Storm (2002)
The Hands That Built America (2002)
Vertigo (2004)
Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own (2004)
City of Blinding Lights (2004)
Original of the Species (2004)
The Saints Are Coming (with Green Day, 2006)
Window in the Skies (2006)
Moment of Surrender (2009)
Ordinary Love (2013)
You're the Best Thing About Me (2017)

Album(s):
Boy (1980)
October (1981)
War (1983)
Under a Blood Red Sky (live, 1983)
The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
The Joshua Tree (1987)
Rattle and Hum (soundtrack: 1988)
Best of 1980-1990 (compilation: 1980-89, released 1998)
Achtung Baby (1991)
Zooropa (1993)
Original Soundtracks 1 (Passengers (U2 with Brian Eno), 1995)
Pop (1997)
All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
Best of 1990-2000 (compilation: 1991-2002, released 2002)
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
U218 Singles (compilation: 1980-2006, released 2006)
No Line on the Horizon (2009)
Songs of Innocence (2014)
Songs of Experience (2017)


Click on a letter to choose a recording act ("S" for Bruce Springsteen, "B" for Beatles, etc.). Shown with the act are its major awards, short bios for select acts (generally adapted from Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954 and Top Pop Singles: Billboard books), and links to albums and songs reviewed by the DMDB.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z VARIOUS ARTISTS

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Last updated July 28, 2022.