U2 Sheet Music: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"

Look, listen, and learn more about the early 2000s U2 hit song "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out of" featuring an intermediate level piano solo arrangement by Jennifer Eklund.

U2 Sheet Music: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"

About U2:

U2 is an Irish rock band that formed in Dublin in 1976. Consisting of Bono (vocals and rhythm guitar), The Edge (lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion), U2 has become one of the world’s most successful and influential rock bands. They are renowned for their anthemic sound, socially conscious lyrics, and dynamic live performances. U2’s breakthrough came with their 1983 album “War,” featuring hits like “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “New Year’s Day.” The band continued to evolve over the decades, exploring different musical styles and addressing global issues through albums like “The Joshua Tree” (1987), “Achtung Baby” (1991), and “Songs of Experience” (2017). With numerous Grammy Awards, record-breaking tours, and a lasting impact on the music industry, U2 remains a cultural icon and continues to shape the landscape of rock music.

About “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of”:

“Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” is a song by the Irish rock band U2, serving as the second track on their tenth studio album, “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” (2000). Released as a single in 2001, the song, inspired by a fictional conversation between Bono and his late friend Michael Hutchence about suicide, garnered critical acclaim and won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2002. The composition originated from a gospel-influenced chord progression played by guitarist The Edge, and its recording involved unique techniques such as removing specific notes and incorporating an “otherworldly effect.” The lyrics, written by Bono, convey an argument against suicide and reflect the unresolved tension between the two friends. The song achieved chart success, reaching the top spot in Canada, Ireland, and Italy, and its various music videos, including one directed by Joseph Kahn featuring an American football game, contribute to its multi-faceted appeal.


“Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” Intermediate Piano Solo

Key features of the intermediate version:

  • Appropriate for intermediates and late intermediates
  • 6 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 3:40

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Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with Musicnotes.com with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.

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