New Order Celebrate 40 Years of BLUE MONDAY
The iconic 12” single “Blue Monday” celebrates its 40th Anniversary today, March 7, 2023. Written and produced by New Order and released on the legendary label Factory, the seminal track has continued to enthrall fans and influence generations of musicians and creatives since release in 1983.
“Blue Monday” reached the Top 10 in the UK charts, spent a total of 38 weeks in the Top 75 and is the biggest-selling 12” single of all time with worldwide sales of over three million. Designed by Peter Saville, the unique cover sleeve, resembling a 5 ¼ floppy disk with colored code strip which, when deciphered, reads the artist, track and label information, became an instant classic and equally revered as the music itself.
“Blue Monday” has also soundtracked a multitude of high-profile film releases, video games and advertising campaigns in recent years, including House Of Gucci, Ready Player One, Atomic Blonde, Wonder Woman 1984, the Call of Duty game series, and Yves Saint Laurent, in the process introducing it to whole new audience forty years after its original release.
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary, New Order are releasing a range of merchandise available today, exclusively via their online store here.