New Order Songs Ranked

New Order is an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris. The band formed after the demise of Joy Division, following the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis; they were joined by Gillian Gilbert on keyboards later that year. New Order’s integration of post-punk with electronic and dance music made them one of the most acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s They were the flagship band for Manchester-based independent record label Factory Records and its nightclub The Haçienda, and worked in long-term collaboration with graphic designer Peter Saville. Here are all of the New Order songs ranked.

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20. Krafty (Waiting for the Sirens’ Call, 2005)

“Another maxi-single with a typical New Order mark on it. Very interesting dance mixes and some new interpretations on the single.”

19. Round & Round (Technique, 1989)

“Actually, I forgot that I already own it on vinyl but I still ordered it anyway. Every track in it is so like the heydays of New order; of which I love listening to at any given time.”

18. Mr. Disco (Technique, 1989)

“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.”

17. All Day Long (Brotherhood, 1986)

“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.”

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16. Elegia (Low-Life, 1985)

“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.”

15. Your Silent Face (Power, Corruption & Lies, 1983)

“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. The best tune on their best album – enough said. The harmonica solo sounds somewhat uneven live, but kills it studio version!”

14. Leave Me Alone (Power, Corruption & Lies, 1983)

“This deep and dark acoustic song is the best of New Order, reflect the transition between the melody of Joy Division. Great closing song to their greatest studio album”

13. Dreams Never End (Movement, 1981)

“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.”

12. Ceremony (Movement, 1981)

“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.”

11. Love Vigilantes (Low-Life, 1985)

“Have always liked them, so am improving my digital library… Always liked the singer and their style. 80s alternative is a favorite.”

10. Temptation (Substance, 1987)

“Like many New Order songs, there are two versions of this: the single, and the version later released on Substance. Both are fantastic.”

9. World In Motion (Retro, 2005)

“You all know it’s THE best World Cup song so remind yourself! Shame the current crop of players couldn’t produce, ah well!”

8. Crystal (Get Ready, 2001)

“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.”

7. The Perfect Kiss (Low-Life, 1985)

“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.”

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6. Age of Consent (Power, Corruption & Lies, 1983)

“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.”

5. Regret (Republic, 1993)

“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.”

4. True Faith (Brotherhood, 1986)

“Song from my childhood enjoyed the memories it brought back. Really enjoyed it. not a bad song from the past. Nothing captures the essence of the 80s electronic sound like this song. So memorable that it has been covered, most notably by Anberlin.”

3. Bizarre Love Triangle (Brotherhood, 1986)

“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.”

2. Blue Monday (Brotherhood, 1986)

“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.”

1. Touched By The Hand Of God (Brotherhood, 1986)

“Forget the single version, this 12 inch remix is the essential version of “Touched.” We used to have this one vinyl it’s still sounds vibrantly relevant today, it’s amazing to relive the masterwork of New Order’s glory years through this timeless remix.”