Best New Order SongsMy top ten picks from one of the finest New Wave/synthpop/post-punk bands' catalogue.
The Top Ten
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
SHOULD BE THE NUMERO UNO
The best hit New Order, wonderful, unique and definitely stands out hit this team.
12" is so much better than the 7"
This is their best songs
Best ever...hands down
The best by far
Stunning 12" version(like Blue Monday is)
THE BEST EVER
True Faith is one of their best
American Psycho, Luka Magnotta, a song for psychos.
"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.
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
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...
Their first and only number 1 in the UK - mneilan
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 songs...it touches your soul
The armonica solo sounds somewhat uneven live, but kills it studio version!
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 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!
Bizarre Love Triangle
Age Of Consent
Dreams Never End
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
One of the many great songs from a great band...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just don't point that gun at him Johnny!
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
Much better than Temptation
What A tune!
Very underrated song with a great bassline. The Peel Session version is especially good. This was the precursor to Blue Monday...
What a great song - Jiorl
Answer me, why won't you answer me? I can't recall the day when I last heard from you.
Brilliant better than a-side
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?
Not the Adele song. Give it a try!
Way overlooked on this list