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Music Makers Encyclopedia: U

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 (see more here), short bios for select acts (generally taken or adapted from Joel Whitburn’s Pop Memories 1890-1954 and Top Pop Singles: Billboard books), and links to all albums reviewed here at 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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UB40

Song(s):

  • 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)

    Lars Ulrich

    Born: 12/26/1963 Died:

    Rock drummer and songwriter with Metallica.


    Ultimate Spinach

    Album(s):

  • Behold and See (1968)

    Ultravox

    Song(s):

  • Vienna (1981)

    Album(s):

  • Vienna (1980)

    Bjorn Ulvaeus

    Member of ABBA.

    Uncle Devil Show

    see Del Amitri

    Album(s):

  • A Terrible Beauty (2004)

    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

    Born: 3/10/1983 Died:

    American country singer (“Before He Cheats”, “Jesus, Take the Wheel”) who won TV’s American Idol singing contest in 2005.

    Song(s):

  • Jesus, Take the Wheel (2005)
  • Before He Cheats (2006)

    Album(s):

  • Some Hearts (2005)

    Underworld

    Song(s):

  • Born Slippy (1995)

    Album(s):

  • Dubnobasswithmyheadman (1993)

    The United States of America

    Album(s):

  • The United States of America (1968)

    University of Idaho Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival


    U.N.K.L.E.

    Song(s):

  • Rabbit in Your Headlights (1998)

    Phil Upchurch


    Keith Urban

    Born: 10/26/1967 Died:

    Country singer.


    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)

    The DMDB Blog:

  • “We Are the World” was recorded: January 28, 1985 (1/28/12)

    Usher

    Born: 10/14/1978 Died:

    R&B singer.

    Song(s):

  • U Make Me Wanna… (1997)
  • Yeah! (with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris, 2004)
  • OMG (with will.i.am, 2010)
  • Somebody to Love (with Justin Bieber, 2010)
  • Without You (David Guetta with Usher, 2011)

    Album(s):

  • Confessions (2004)
  • Raymond v. Raymond (2010)

    U.S. Marine Band

    Song(s):

  • Maple Leaf Rag (1907)

    U.T.F.O.

    Song(s):

  • Roxanne, Roxanne (1985)

    U2

    Rock group formed in Dublin, Ireland. Members met while students at Dublin’s Mount Temple High School. #4 Album Rock Act and #1 Modern Rock Act in Joel Whitburn’s Rock Tracks 1981-2002. All four members were in the one-time Passengers project with Brian Eno in 1995.

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

    Song(s):

  • I Will Follow (1980)
  • New Year’s Day (1983)
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)
  • Pride (In the Name of Love) (1984)
  • Bad (1984)
  • With or Without You (1987)
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (1987)
  • Where the Streets Have No Name (1987)
  • One (1992)
  • Beautiful Day (2000)
  • Walk On (2001)
  • Vertigo (2004)
  • Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own (2004)
  • City of Blinding Lights (2004)
  • Moment of Surrender (2009)

    Album(s):

  • Boy (1980)
  • October (1981)
  • War (1983)
  • Under a Blood Red Sky (1983) live
  • The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
  • The Joshua Tree (1987)
  • Rattle and Hum (1988) ST
  • Best of 1980-1990 (1979-1989) G
  • Achtung Baby (1991)
  • Zooropa (1993)
  • Original Soundtracks 1 (Passengers (U2 with Brian Eno), 1995)
  • Pop (1997)
  • All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
  • How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
  • No Line on the Horizon (2009)

    The DMDB Blog:

  • U2 released The Joshua Tree: March 17, 1987 (3/17/12)
  • Bono was born: May 10, 1960/ U2’s Top 50 Songs (5/10/12)

    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 (see more here), short bios for select acts (generally taken or adapted from Joel Whitburn’s Pop Memories 1890-1954 and Top Pop Singles: Billboard books), and links to all albums reviewed here at 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

    You can also check the search engine for names, albums, songs, and other content on this site:

      Last updated December 29, 2013.