Best New Order Songs

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

The Top Ten

1 Blue Monday

I heard this song right before the Wonder Wonder 1984 trailer. Great song.

Especially the long version, where they throw in some good Guitar and synch bits to keep the intrigue through the entire song



2 Touched By The Hand Of God

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

12" is so much better than the 7"

3 Bizarre Love Triangle

This is their best songs

Best ever...hands down

The best by far

Stunning 12" version(like Blue Monday is)

4 True Faith

American. Psycho.


True Faith is one of their best

American Psycho, Luka Magnotta, a song for psychos.

5 Regret

Brilliant song

"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.

6 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

7 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.

Like it's up for debate!

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.

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

8 World In Motion

Their first and only number 1 in the UK - mneilan

9 Your Silent Face

One of my all time favorites... I used to listen to it with my baby girl and she fell asleep so quietly

This is definitely one of their best touches your soul

The armonica solo sounds somewhat uneven live, but kills it studio version!

10 Crystal

Intro and that riff and bass blow my mind every time

The song is just epic

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!

The Contenders

11 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

12 Sub-Culture
13 Round & Round
14 The Perfect Kiss

Both the 8 inch and 12 inch version brought harmony to my ears. I can't stop getting this song in my head thanks to the catchy tune and lyrics. Honestly, this song defines the golden age of New Order and thanks to their use of synthesizers and guitar / bass riffs, they have pushed music to a whole new level.

New Order's most complex song. A monumental masterpiece.

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 Shellshock
16 Vanishing Point
17 Confusion
18 Love Vigilantes

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

19 Run
20 Player in the League
21 Elegia

A tribute to Ian Curtis, a hauntingly beautiful 17 minute acoustic track. One of their most important work, and definitely deserves to be much, much higher up on this list.

One of the best instrumental songs ever made.

22 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.

23 Fine Time
24 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.

25 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.

26 1963

Just don't point that gun at him Johnny!

27 Leave Me Alone

This deep and dark acoustic song are the best of New Order, reflect the transition between the melody of Joy Division.

Great closing song to their greatest studio album

28 I'll Stay With You
29 Krafty
30 World (The Price of Love)
31 Thieves Like Us

Much better than Temptation

What A tune!

32 Sugarcane
33 586

Very underrated song with a great bassline. The Peel Session version is especially good. This was the precursor to Blue Monday...

34 Paradise

What a great song - Jiorl

35 Weirdo
36 Run 2

Answer me, why won't you answer me? I can't recall the day when I last heard from you.

37 Unlearn This Hatred
38 Procession


39 60 Miles an Hour
40 Lonesome Tonight

Brilliant better than a-side

41 Turn

Wonderful melody

Beautiful lyrics!

42 The Village

It's a tossup between this and "Your Silent Face, " both appearing on the same album. I give "the Village" a slight edge, however, because of those bitching bass solos. Also, what about that mysterious love that died three years ago?

43 Guilt Is a Useless Emotion
44 Here to Stay
45 All the Way
46 As It Is When It Was
47 Someone Like You

Not the Adele song. Give it a try!

48 Restless
49 Tutti Frutti
50 Special

Way overlooked on this list

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