Blue Monday Day Thread

It’s Monday and we are 8 days away from Christmas.

This is just one of those Open Threads where its simple and to the point.

Today’s thread is dedicated to New Order and their hit single Blue Monday.

This is the best-selling 12-inch single of all time in Britain, a fact pointed out in the movieĀ 24 Hour Party people, which chronicles the rise of their label, Factory Records. It is also one of the longest charting singles ever, at 7:25. The single wasn’t issued as a traditional 7 inch until 1988, which helped boost sales of the 12 inch.

This is one of the most influential Electronica songs. Synthpop was already a major force in British popular music, but this was arguably the first British dance record to crossover to the New York club scene.

Thanks to SongFacts for the information provided above.