Into the Groovy #31 - "Blue Monday"

@teamfreak16 (40502)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
April 18, 2016 7:15am CST
British electronic dance/alternative guitar band New Order's story is well known among fans. When Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis committed suicide on the eve of an American tour, the three surviving members (guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris) changed the band name to New Order (Sumner took over vocals, and Morris' girlfriend Gillian Gilbert became the band's keyboardist,) and soldiered on, becoming a highly influential 80's dance band. Their 1983 single, "Blue Monday," is, to me, the greatest dance song ever. After all these years, It is still the biggest selling 12" single of all time. Despite those massive sales, the band never saw a dime of it. New Order, alongside Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, owned a Manchester nightclub/live music venue called the Hacienda, a money pit that sucked up all of both party's profits. "Blue Monday," for all of it's groovy beats and a very memorable bass riff from Hook, if you listen closely, sounds like a very angry tune, both musically and lyrically. Despite this, it's still a blast to dance to, all these decades later.
How does it feel to treat me like you do? When you've laid your hands upon me And told me who you are I thought I was mistaken I thought I heard your words T...
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@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
19 Apr 16
I do like this one, but I think that is down to the beat
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Apr 16
I think it's the greatest dance song ever. Just my opinion, of course.
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@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
19 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 I usually have a glass of red when it is on
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@JohnRoberts (52192)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Apr 16
What can I say but one of the greatest of all 80s songs. One of my favorites.
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Apr 16
Luckily, they weren't just a one hit wonder. But had they been, Oh what a Hit!