32 Songs - Track 19
Blue Monday - New Order
To treat me like you do
When you’ve laid your hands upon me
And told me who you are
I really don’t know how to start talking about this track. It’s a bit like saying to someone “Whack out a hundred words on how the colour purple tastes, oh and let me know how Kylie’s I should be so Lucky smells”.
The repeating drum loop that starts it off and then the syths kick in and something tingles within me. It’s been this way since the first time I heard it years and years ago on a dodgy tape that had been played a thousand times. And it is the sound of the song, rather than Bernard Sumner's haunting lyrics and voice, that continues to fascinate me each time i hear it.
To put the whole thing into perspective I should you tell you that Blue Monday is the ring on my mobile phone. During the Festival my phone would ring at least every five minutes, 12 hours a day for two weeks. That equates to me hearing Blue Monday over 1,500 times in a fortnight. Yet i don't get sick of the song at all.