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 Bizarre Love Triangle Bizarre Love Triangle

1985 love this song

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 of theirs hands down, blue Monday close second

How is this not number one

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3 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...

American Psycho, Luka Magnotta, a song for psychos.

True Faith is one of their best


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4 World In Motion World In Motion V 1 Comment
5 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.

6 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!

7 Round & Round Round & Round
8 Sub-Culture Sub-Culture
9 Confusion Confusion
10 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

The Newcomers

? Blue Monday Blue Monday


By far their best song.

Great song. Good chorus = best selling!

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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? 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.

Like it's up for debate!

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

The link between Joy Div' and New Order. In the original version Ian's voice is fading away, as he little by little desappear. I feel so much connection toward this song, I can't explain it. Thanks

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The Contenders

11 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

12 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

13 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.

14 1963 1963

Just don't point that gun at him Johnny!

15 Love Vigilantes Love Vigilantes

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

16 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.

17 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.

18 Leave Me Alone Leave Me Alone

Great closing song to their greatest studio album

19 Elegia 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.

This song is what got me into New Order. A brilliant, yet mournful piece of work, and that's all I have to say about it. - ArchAces

20 Krafty Krafty
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