New year's Day is the first single from the album War. This song also appeared on the albums Under a Blood Red Sky and The Best Of 1980-1990 & B-Sides. The song was performed for the first time on december 20, 1982 in Belfast.
The song was popular with artists to cover or sampling:
- 2 Fabiola
- Gigi D'Agostino
- Front Line Assembly
- Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
- The Savitri String Quartet
- Route 401
- Ferry Corsten
- With It Guys used the piano part as sample for the song " Let The Music Take Control.
- Kiss AMC used the intro to their song A Bit Of U2.
- Dynamic Base used the sample for their Africa single
- Bacon Popper used the same sample for their single Free single.
- Hyper Logic also used a sample in the song Only Me.
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