People Are People by Depeche Mode was released in the United Kingdom on March 12, 1984, with In Your Memory as the B side. It was a single from the band’s fourth studio album Some Great Reward. Each song has an extended remix, the Different Mix and the Slik Mix, respectively.
The song reached No. 4 on the UK Singles chart. It was Depeche Mode’s highest charting hit at the time in their native country.
Released in the United States in July 1984, People Are People became Depeche Mode’s first hit single there. It reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.