30 years ago as of this week, New Order shook off with the ghost of Joy Division and set dance floors ablaze with ‘Blue Monday’, charting a new course for the band and electronic music.
Three decades later, the track remains the top selling 12″ of all time and has inspired an endless litany of covers, remixes and mashups. Pop, R&B, acoustic, spoken word, brass band, ska, and even calypso artists have all taken a stab at the behemoth earworm. At the risk of inspiring yet another generation, we’ve collected 30 of our favorites. How does it feel? Press play and find out. ->