"Success is when you take the songs out and play them live for an audience. That's when we'll know if we've achieved what we set out to achieve."
- Larry Mullen Jr.
U2 had considered several other album titles for Achtung Baby, including Man (in contrast to the group's debut, Boy), 69, Zoo Station, and Adam, which would have been paired with the nude photo of Clayton. Other possible titles included Fear of Women, and Cruise Down Main Street.