"People sharing our music, personally I have no problem with. It's when they're doing it as a business, I have a real problem with that. But at the end, I'm a big rock star. I can live it one way or the other."
- Bono on file sharing
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.