Best New Order Songs

My top ten picks from one of the finest New Wave/synthpop/post-punk bands' catalogue.

The Top Ten

1 Touched By The Hand Of God Touched By The Hand Of God

The best hit New Order, wonderful, unique and definitely stands out hit this team.

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2 Blue Monday Blue Monday

The best-selling single of all time, no New Order list would be complete without the cold, calculated synthpop of "Blue Monday. " Conventional wisdom would find this song much higher on the list, but this song is more beat than melody, so I don't rank it quite as highly. Still, that beat happens to be very, very good.

This should at least have 30%! Please vote higher!

Great song please vote this one up higher great beat classic one - mneilan

The ultimate song to dance to and it's long. That intro just makes you want to dance from the kick drum pounding. Great drums. Synths are hard at work, like most New Order songs. It just adds to the drama of the vocals. - Coatsy

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3 Bizarre Love Triangle Bizarre Love Triangle

I can think of at least 3 versions of this song, and they're all great, but in my mind the Shep Pettibone remix - which is perhaps the most well-known version - is the best. But then again, that version omits the awesome bass solo, which is brought to the front in the '94 version. Eh, best to just get them all.

This should be the number one song! I fell in love with this song and it's the best!

It sounds so ethereal, especially the vocals during the chorus. It also has a heaviness with the drums and bass thumping along. I imagine a flower blooming whenever I hear this song. Just love it! - Coatsy

Best song. So much emotion in it's simplicity.

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4 True Faith True Faith

What the "Touched By The Hand Of God" number 2? you are kidding me this song is dickhead true faith is more better...


I say number 2 and Blue Monday first!

"True Faith" is to New Order as "Enjoy the Silence" is to Depeche Mode, with a kickass beat to boot.

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5 World In Motion World In Motion V 1 Comment
6 Regret Regret

"Just wait 'til tomorrow. I guess that's what they want to say, just before they fall apart. "

Truer words were never spoken. This song is fantastic.

7 Crystal Crystal

If I was to rank every band ever, and if I was to rank every song ever, if I then compared those two lists, this would be the song that farthest outranks it's band.

Exactly what I want in my playlists... raw energy to accompany and enhance all my fun activities!

8 Round & Round Round & Round
9 Ceremony Ceremony

I can't believe this is so low! It might actually be my favourite song of all time - one of the few songs that I thoroughly enjoy every single second.

So full of feelings... It's like being in another dimension...

A song that strongly harks back to Joy Division, being one of the last songs they ever composed. Listening to "Ceremony" is like taking a drive on a desert highway in an old convertible, feeling the wind whip your hair back and forth every second.

Like it's up for debate!

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10 Sub-Culture Sub-Culture

The Contenders

11 Confusion Confusion
12 Temptation Temptation

Like many New Order songs, there are two versions of this: the single, and the version later released on Substance. Both are fantastic.

Can't ever stop playing this highly addictive song - PositronWildhawk

13 Age of Consent Age of Consent

The opening track to the iconic Power, Corruption & Lies, "Age of Consent" has to be one of New Order most well-known non-singles, featuring one of the most addictive bass hooks ever, played by none other than Peter Hook.

Never heard of New Order before, this song blew me away! So catchy!

My list:
Bizarre Love Triangle
Age Of Consent
Blue Monday
Dreams Never End

14 The Perfect Kiss The Perfect Kiss

That bass line hooks you right in. The slapping drums give the constant rhythm. The synthesizers are lovely during the chorus and the rest of the song. Every time I hear this song, I hear something new. The keyboards make the sound even bigger and that chorus is awesome to sing along with. Not to mention the 4 minute instrumental at the end. - Coatsy

I can't believe this isn't top 3 its epic with the best hooky bass riff ever and manages to be both moving and irresistably funky at the same time. Streets ahead of most of the rest on this list

15 All Day Long All Day Long

An oft-forgotten gem on the second side of Brotherhood, "All Day Long" is New Order at their synthiest, and arguably, finest. Features a spiraling climax of guitar, bass and strings that orgasm into a hell of an outro, which belies its rather somber lyrics.

16 Love Vigilantes Love Vigilantes

One of the many great songs from a great band...

17 1963 1963

Just don't point that gun at him Johnny!

18 Dreams Never End Dreams Never End

It was dedicated to Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division, who suicided in 1980. After his suicide, Joy Division changed their name into New Order.

19 Mr. Disco Mr. Disco

This dancey number hails from Technique, an album that marked New Order's transition from their standard synth fare to a more alternative dance/acid house fusion. Contrary to its name, there is nothing disco about this song, but its rad synth bass and pensive lyrics suggest that disco could have still been very cool if there were.

20 Leave Me Alone Leave Me Alone

Great closing song to their greatest studio album

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