Best New Order Songs

My top ten picks from one of the finest New Wave/synthpop/post-punk bands' catalogue.
The Top Ten
Touched By The Hand Of God Touched By The Hand Of God Cover Art

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

12" is so much better than the 7"

Blue Monday Blue Monday Cover Art

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.

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.

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

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

True Faith True Faith Cover Art

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

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

True Faith is one of their best

American Psycho, Luka Magnotta, a song for psychos.

Bizarre Love Triangle Bizarre Love Triangle Cover Art

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.

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!

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

Best song of theirs hands down, blue Monday close second

Regret Regret Cover Art

"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.

Brilliant song

Age of Consent Age of Consent Cover Art

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

The Perfect Kiss The Perfect Kiss Cover Art

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.

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.

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

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

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!

Intro and that riff and bass blow my mind every time

The song is just epic

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

This song is definitely gonna make anyone dance

World In Motion

Their first and only number 1 in the UK

The Contenders
Ceremony Ceremony Cover Art

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.

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.

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

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

Love Vigilantes Love Vigilantes Cover Art

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

Leave Me Alone Leave Me Alone Cover Art

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

Shellshock Shellshock Cover Art
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

Everything came together on this song. Best tune on their best album - enough said

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

This is definitely one of their best songs...it touches your soul

Sub-Culture Sub-Culture Cover Art
Lonesome Tonight Lonesome Tonight Cover Art

Brilliant better than a-side

Mr. Disco Mr. Disco Cover Art

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.

Round & Round
Krafty Krafty Cover Art
Vanishing Point Vanishing Point Cover Art
Confusion Confusion Cover Art
I'll Stay With You I'll Stay With You Cover Art
Elegia Elegia Cover Art

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.

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