80s Song of the Day: Pride (In the Name of Love) by U2

Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

Pride U2

Pride (In the Name of Love) by U2 was released on September 3, 1984, with Boomerang II as the B side. Written about Martin Luther King Jr., it was the lead single from the album The Unforgettable Fire.

The song reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was U2’s first Top 40 hit in the United States.

Watch the music video for the song.

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