80s Song of the Day: Blue Monday by New Order

Blue Monday by New Order was released as a 12-inch single on March 7, 1983, with The Beach (an instrumental reworking of Blue Monday) as the B side. The song did not originally appear on the band’s second album, Power, Corruption & Lies, released in May 1983. The original 12-inch version would later appear on New Order’s Substance, a compilation album released in 1987. Continue reading

80s Song of the Day: Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order

Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order was released on November 3, 1986, with Bizarre Dub Triangle (a shorter mix of the song) as the B side. It was a single from the band’s fourth studio album Brotherhood.

The song reached No. 5 on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart and No. 56 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1995, a new mix of the song, included on The Best of New Order album, cracked the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 98.

For more about Bizarre Love Triangle, read my previous post about the song.

80s Song of the Day: True Faith by New Order

I used to think that the day would never come
I’d see delight in the shade of the morning sun
My morning sun is the drug that brings me near
To the childhood I lost, displaced by fear

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True Faith by New Order was released on July 20, 1987, with 1963 as the B side. The newly released singles appeared along with all of the band’s previously released singles in their 12-inch versions on the compilation album Substance (also known as Substance 1987). Continue reading

45 RPMs: New Order Bizarre Love Triangle

Every time I see you falling
I get down on my knees and pray

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U.S. 7″ promo copy of Bizarre Love Triangle

Bizarre Love Triangle is one of my all-time favorite songs and the reason why I fell in love with New Order. If I had a dollar for every mix tape I started with Bizarre Love Triangle, I’d be vacationing in St. Bart’s right now. It’s a great song to listen to, a great song to dance to, and it has lyrics that grab ahold of you with all the beauty, turmoil, and confusion of young love. (Did I mention I really love this song?)

 

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New Order’s fourth album, Brotherhood

Released in 1986, Bizarre Love Triangle was a single from New Order’s fourth album, Brotherhood. It reached No. 56 on the UK Singles chart and No. 4 on the US Dance Club Songs chart. In 1995, a new mix of the song, included on The Best of New Order album, cracked the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 98. Continue reading