Congratulation to Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam on winning a Golden Globe® for "Ordinary Love" - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
The whole concept became a reality with the support of so many people. Harvey Weinstein was behind the idea from the start after meeting the back way back in 1981.
Bono said in an interview “Harvey is remarkable and has the same fire in his belly now that he did when we first met” In order to make this single possible U2 had to push back their album keeping millions of fans on hold as they accepted toe offer to compose and perform the song for the film.
Bono took inspiration from Nelson Mandela's letters to Winnie Mandela when he was in prison. Harvey had to wait a bit this was not a song that could come to fruition over night and required the band to put forth some thought and make it an unforgettable tribute to a wonderful man.
The song became number one in 15 countries around the world without any promotion.