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U2 Win Golden Globe for ‘Ordinary Love’

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Last night, U2 won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for ‘Ordinary Love,’ their contribution to ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ and if the victory wasn’t inevitable, it was very, very likely. Here, you’ve got the world’s biggest, most dramatic and hyper-earnest rock band doing a sweeping power ballad about one of the most beloved and influential figures of the last 100 years. Sorry, Taylor Swift. ‘Sweeter Than Fiction’ just ain’t gonna cut it.

In addition to Swift, Bono and the boys beat out Coldplay and Justin Timberlake, whose ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ tunes are similarly ill-equipped to compete with U2′s ‘Mandela’ anthem.

“It really is personal for us, very, very personal,” Bono said at the Golden Globes ceremony, speaking after bandmates the Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton. “This man turned our life upside down, right side up. He was a man who refused to hate, not because he didn’t have hate or anger or these things, but that he thought love could do a better job.”

‘Ordinary Love’ prefaces the new U2 album slated to drop in April. The yet-to-be-named record arrives more than five years after the group’s last effort, 2009′s ‘No Line on the Horizon.’

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