Top 10 Depeche Mode Songs


The Top Ten

1 Enjoy the Silence

This Song Is Awsome!
Has That Creepy Good Dark Atmosphere - viniot

I like all songs of depeche mode... I'm a big fan... but clear personal jesus and enjoy the silence are one of the best... I don't say more

I can't explain what this song means to me... I remember listening to it a lot on the radio when I was a child. I didn't know the artist's name and the title of the song at that time. Enjoy the Silence is a timeless song, whenever I listen to it nowdays, it feels like nothing has changed for 20+ years

Still listen to it in 2018

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2 Personal Jesus

This song features the catchiest guitar riff ever. Depeche Mode is one of the most visionary bands in the history of music, side by side with the Beatles or David Bowie.

Reach out and touch faith.

a spectacular anomaly in depeche mode discoraphy... by far the best of the group and one of the top 100's of all time

Good song by Violator was released in March of 1990. Is remembered as one of their 90's albums. Sorry

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3 Policy of Truth

Policy of Truth is missing from a lot of the lists I look at. I think it's definitely top 5, even though Black Celebration is probably their best album.

Very good music and lyrics... You just get strange feeling when you hear that beautiful music... So consuming...

Policy of truth = heaven

Love it

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4 Never Let Me Down Again

A good song, no more! Respect DM

Right in the middle of the heydays and right the best song of 'em all! Music For The Masses made a timeless statement that will only vanish with the demise of the World.

One of the best songs but clear, Violator Album was the best.

The live version from 101 makes you feel so alive.

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5 Precious

Come one this should be number one...
Just listen to it than you know why...

What a beautiful song! Love Martin's amazing songwriting as well as Dave's vocals! Just so dynamic.

I searched it just today... I heard it as many as years ago when it was first on MTV in India. It's the Best...

I hope it's my eyes HE'S seeing through! Damaged and broken. GOD has a Master Plan that only He understands. I'll still keep room in my heart for two. I looove this song. Keep on keeping on DM! Always and forever a diehard devotee.

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6 Strangelove

It is strange that this song isn't higher up

One of the most known songs...

Deserves higher rating. My absolute numer 1 favourite from them

The first song That I listened of DM. I was only 10

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7 Walking in My Shoes

I think this is actually one of the best songs ever written!

This is in my top 5 songs of all time. Great sound, great mixing, great lyrics.

I always get goosebumps when I listen to it!

Great, sublime song. "You'll stumble in my footsteps...". This song develops into something almost unbearably beautiful and captivating as it progresses.

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8 Stripped

I am a die hard Depeche fan. This is my favorite. From the Black Celebration album. Truly a perfect piece of work. - Fiver1

Epic and very early and close to the synthpop times

Number one in my opinion. Brilliant and moving

Love this song. matter what...

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9 In Your Room

It is the best song by Depeche Mode ever. The ambiance is awesome and the vocals are superb. It is very a soulful track. I never get enough of listening this song.

I am coming over and over back to Songs of Faith and Devotion. The best I would have to choose would be this one or One Cares. Of course then there is Walking in my shoes and Judas. Love the whole album.

Mood... Atmosphere... Incredible pain... Incredibly deep emotional impact.. It enraps envelopes and consumes you... The opening bass synth is a beast and the repeating chorus is blissful pain

Great song dark and powerful

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10 Everything Counts

Not in the top 10! This is my favorite Depeche song ever

Probably their best track, definitely best 80's track

I've liked this song since I heard it in Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories.

The grabbing hands, grab all they can! I love to sleep to the reprise version haha it's so peaceful

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The Contenders

11 It's No Good

WHAT!?! how is this so far back? should be in top 5. So should "Policy of Truth" and "I Feel You" along with #1 and #2, which should stay exactly where they are.

A relaxing song with a little dark side on the chorus.. With a twist.. Love it.. But the video its not as good as the song but still one of my top 5 favorites..

Excellent piece, hard and raw as the most representative of what Depeche Mode is,

One of my top 3!

It is written in a stars above

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12 World In My Eyes

Great song. I adore it

This song is great should be in top ten.

That beat...excellent!

A trip to higher places, perfect in long trips at sunset

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13 People are People

Probably my favorite Depeche Mode song. It's such a busy song and those synthesizers must being doing 15 different things at once. That part before the chorus sounds so cool and I just want to get up and dance to this whenever I hear it. The vocal harmonization and the layers come together perfectly. Those are some deep lyrics too. - Coatsy

Great song! Should definitely at least be in the top 10!

a classic - mneilan

14 I Feel You

Great song! Sets the tone for the entire "Songs of Faith and Devotion" album : passionate, lustful and irreverent.

Hey guys don't care. That's one of the best of them

Why so low? , that song is one of the best of all time. Guys common give a some votes

Always best

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15 Just Can't Get Enough

Masterpiece! Can't get that out of my head that notes!

Could there be 2 better songs that this and New Order's Blue Monday? And this from an Iron Maiden fan...

Needs to be much higher.

Much better than The Saturdays remake

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16 Behind the Wheel

Very underrated. One of their best songs, definitely top 10 in mi opinion.

Very melodic and beautiful song ever!

Agreed, veery melodic awesomness!

17 Blasphemous Rumours

This song shook my when I listened to it for the first time. And it did so again and again.

Says what we are all thinking in tragedy.

One of their best songs.

Wot is jesus not reeel den/

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18 A Question of Time

Definitely should be in top ten!

19 Wrong

This song in the WRONG place):(

The best. The awesomeness in this song is in the 'bizarre-nonsense' feeling it gives to you for listening.

Very powerful and groovy, wonderful bass line

It should be number 2

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20 Freelove

One of the best beats ever by Fletcher. Gahan kills it.

What? It's the best

Best song since Violator

21 Shake the Disease

Good intro! The best song of Depeche Mode for me

My top 5 in general

Blue Monday - New Order

Shake The Disease - Depeche Mode

A Pain That I'm Used To - Depeche Mode

True Faith - New Order

Mysterious Ways - U2

Seriously? This one deserves the top 5.

This one is really really underrated.

This is #1 all time for me.

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22 Halo

Why is this so low? I should! be top 5! One of their best songs

How come this awesome piece of music, is this down on the top 10?
This is insane! It's one of the best songs in 'violator'

Grat intro also... ><

23 John the Revelator
24 Black Celebration

Incredible song, one that's even better live. Such a fantastic portrayal of making the best of a bad situation, there's a beautiful tension in the synths.

Musically, this is my favorite Depeche Mode song

This is THE BEST song hands down...

25 Barrel of a Gun

The darkest, the deepest, but also one of the bests. The music video is also a masterpiece

The darkest, and most depressive DM song, but also one of the bests. Always sends shivers down my spine

First song that brought me into the Depeche Mode world... never looked behind after...

Awesome song, provoking lyrics. Should be much higher in the list. Underrated. Ever feel like "God"'s watching you or asks you to be something you're not? Then answer him with this song!
"I never agreed to be your holy one."

26 A Pain that I'm Used To

Such a creepy song. Should be the theme song for the T.V. show Dexter.

27 Little 15

Surprised this isn't higher. Far more compelling than "Enjoy the Silence". One of their most moving pieces of music.

Provoking song. Unlike anything.

28 Master and Servant

What... Why isn't this in the Top 10. What the hell is wrong with you people and who's voting? Teenagers? This is one of their best songs.

Classic Depeche Mode song, extremely surprised this wasn't on the list!

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29 Satellite
30 Martyr
31 It Doesn't Matter Two

A great mini-masterpiece that serves as nothing more than an interlude in Black Celebration in my opinion, but it is one of their best indeed.

32 Waiting for the Night

Takes me to a dark time in my childhood I cry to this song every time I hear it. This song means so damn much to me, and when performed, absolutely beautiful. Love DM forever!

33 Angel
34 Dream On

This song definitely shouldn't be here, is not the best, but is a great song that let me relax whit a different beat that the rest of their songs, so dream on that this song should be down here.

This is easily a top 10 song. I will just assume most of us already voted before we saw this song or simply forgot. Thinking like this will help me sleep better at night.

Why? Just why? Haven't people heard this song?

35 Suffer Well

A plea for help to all those who have had family with addictions.

A mesmerizing song! The darkness wields a lot of hope.

36 Dangerous

Best DM song ever! How ever it was only on Violator's B side.
It carries deep fealings. Clearly the best DM song ever!

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37 Heaven

This is one of the best songs of Depeche Mode that I've listened in a while totally catching tune

This song should definitely be in the top ten. - PositronWildhawk

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38 I Want You Now
39 Useless

I love when Gore comes in the chorus for just a phrase or a word. "All my bringing you DOWN! "

The only good song on Ultra! Love it

Cool, as always.

40 Higher Love

Takes you to another dimension.

41 The Things You Said

This has to be one of the most beautiful, dark and melodic songs that I have ever listened to. Why is this not higher on the list, or on the top 10?

I've always admired Martin's singing. This song is perfect for showcasing that!

This is an outrage. No lost of DM'S top ten can exclude The Things You Said!

42 Somebody

I cried so many times to this song, true I was in high school then but it's still one of the very few to move me so.

This is definitely underrated. One of the best songs of DM.. I want somebody to share share the... Great effing song!

43 Photographic

People do not vote for this because they probabily have never listened... It's abosolutely one of their best creation... The beat is great with a wide range of modules, the bass is good as well, maybe the lyrics can be considered just normal. You shouldn't miss it if you like 8-bits songs!

Is featured in the movie: the last horror film! Awesome dance music!

It's a great song in any version!

Brilliant song. Brilliant beat.
Featured in The world we live in and live in Hamburg!
Excellent for driving to, along with Painkiller.

44 Sister of Night

Scary but beautiful at the same time. Shame we won't hear Dave singing it live.

45 Sweetest Perfection

Come on people. This is a great song. It should be more higher

Really translates well an addict's feelings. Great song.

46 Home

The guitar gives me shivers every time.

Great song and great album

The best performance of Martin L. Gore as lead singer

47 Fly on the Windscreen

I think that it's ABSOLUTELY STUPID that it couldn't be decided as a single just because it's first line was "Death is everywhere" People of the 80s!

48 Rush

One if my favorites. should at least be in the top ten.

Probably THE most underrated song of Depeche Mode... would have been interesting to see DM going that way after Songs of Faith and Devotion...

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49 But Not Tonight

Depeche mode was my first musical love, and this to me their best track - so at odds with much of the rest of their work, it is more powerful for it.

One of their few songs that have a rather optimistic message and tune about it. However, it's still a cool song! This would make a fine '80s classic! 😉

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Top Remixes (24)

1. Stripped
2. Behind the Wheel
3. Blasphemous Rumours
1. Enjoy the Silence
2. Never Let Me Down Again
3. The Things You Said
1. Enjoy the Silence
2. Personal Jesus
3. It's No Good

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