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

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

12" is so much better than the 7"

2 Blue Monday


By far their best song.

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

Best ever...hands down

The best by far

1985 love this song

How is this not number one

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4 True Faith

American. Psycho.


True Faith is one of their best

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

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5 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 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

7 World In Motion

Their first and only number 1 in the UK - mneilan

8 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

9 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.

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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10 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

The Contenders

11 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!

12 Love Vigilantes

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

13 Sub-Culture
14 Round & Round
15 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.

16 Vanishing Point
17 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!

18 Confusion
19 Run
20 Player in the League
21 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.

22 Thieves Like Us

Much better than Temptation

23 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.

24 1963

Just don't point that gun at him Johnny!

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 Leave Me Alone

Great closing song to their greatest studio album

27 I'll Stay With You
28 World (The Price of Love)
29 Shellshock
30 Krafty
31 Sugarcane
32 586

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

33 Paradise

What a great song - Jiorl

34 Weirdo
35 Unlearn This Hatred
36 Lonesome Tonight

Brilliant better than a-side

37 Turn

Wonderful melody

Beautiful lyrics!

38 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?

39 Guilt Is a Useless Emotion
40 Here to Stay
41 All the Way
42 As It Is When It Was
43 Someone Like You

Not the Adele song. Give it a try!

44 Run 2

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

45 Restless
46 Procession
47 60 Miles an Hour
48 Tutti Frutti
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Blue Monday
2. World In Motion
3. Regret
1. Bizarre Love Triangle
2. Vanishing Point
3. Run
1. Player in the League
2. Your Silent Face
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