U2 releases "New Year's Day" single

"New Year's Day" is the third song and lead single from U2's 1983 album, War.

The song is driven by Adam Clayton's distinctive bassline and The Edge's keyboard. It was the band's first UK hit single, peaking at #10 on the singles chart, #11 on the Dutch Top 40 and charting on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in their career. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine placed the single at #427 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

1. "New Year's Day" (Album version) 5:35
2. "Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop)" 3:24
3. "Fire" (Live from Werchter, July 4, 1982) 3:45
4. "I Threw a Brick Through a Window"/"A Day Without Me" (Live from Werchter, July 4, 1982) 6:58