U2 wins Golden Globe for Mandela song

By Drum Digital
13 January 2014

Irish rock group U2 were awarded the Golden Globe on Sunday for best original song for "Ordinary Love," from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."

Irish rock group U2 were awarded the Golden Globe on Sunday for best original song for "Ordinary Love," from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."

Accepting the award, handed out in a live telecast from Beverly Hills, was the entire band, including Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and  Larry Mullen, Jr.

"Wow.  Wow wow wow.  This is amazing.  We have been working for president Mandela since the seventies, since we were teenagers, when we did our very first concert against the Apartheid movement, so it's taken us 35 years to

write this song," says guitarist The Edge.

"This really is personal for us very, very personal," says Bono, lead singer of U2.

"This man turned our life upside down, right side up, a man who refused to hate not because he didn't have rage or anger or these things, but that he thought love would do a better job," he adds.

The movie, largely based on Mandela's autobiography, traces his life from his childhood, through his imprisonment on Robben Island, to his election as the country's first black president in 1994. Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013.

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