Blue Monday

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Today I’m tuning it back to March 7, 1983 (34 years ago today!), when “Blue Monday” by New Order was released. Enjoy!!

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: March 7, 1983

TRIVIA: It was released as a 12-inch single on 7 March 1983 through Factory Records and later remade by the band in 1988 and 1995. The song has been widely remixed and covered since its original release, and became a popular anthem in the dance club scene. It is the best-selling 12″ single of all time.

According to Bernard Sumner, “Blue Monday” was influenced by four songs: the arrangement came from “Dirty Talk”, by Klein + M.B.O.; the signature bassline with octaves came from Sylvester‘s disco classic, “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”; the beat came from “Our Love”, by Donna Summer; and the long keyboard pad on the intro and outro was sampled from the Kraftwerk song “Uranium”, from the Radio-Activity album.

See you next Tuesday!!

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