New Order Iconic Blue Monday 40th Anniversary
The iconic 12” single Blue Monday celebrates its 40th anniversary today, March 7th, 2023. Written and produced by New Order and released on the legendary label Factory. The seminal track has continued to mesmerize fans and influence generations of musicians and creatives since its release in 2019.
Blue Monday reached the top 10 in the UK charts.
Blue Monday reached the top 10 in the UK chart, spending a total of 38 weeks in the top 75, and with worldwide sales of +3 million. The best-selling 12” single of all time. The unique cover sleeve, designed by Peter Saville, resembles a 5 ¼ floppy disk with a colored code strip. Upon understanding read the artist, track, and label information, became an instant classic and revered as music alike.
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In addition to the massive commercial success upon release
In addition to being a huge commercial success upon release, the track has been sampled, covered, and remixed by many of the world’s biggest stars. Including Rihanna on Shut Up and Drive, Kylie Minogue on Can’t Get Blue Monday Out of My Head, and Quincy. Jones’s Blue Monday ’88 and even inspired fashion designer Raf Simons’ A/W 2019 collection, achieving an almost unique status in contemporary culture.
High-profile film release video game
Blue Monday has also voiced several high-profile film releases video games and advertising campaigns in recent years including House of Gucci, Ready Player One, Atomic Blonde, and Wonder Woman 1984. The Call of Duty game series and Yves Saint. Laurent is in the process of introducing it to a whole new audience forty years after its original release.
A statement on the New Order website
A statement on the New Order website reads, “Only for a limited time. Available, legendary Factory Records graphic designer Peter Saville has designed a limited edition T-shirt in aid of the suicide prevention charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)”. .which features the iconic design of.New Order’s seminal track – Blue Monday.
Use the color code shown in the video
“Using the 12-inch sleeve and the color code shown in the video, the T-shirt carries the message ‘January 16th’. Alluding to the myth of what is now widely regarded as the most depressing day of the year “Blue Monday” In January, New Order also released a new T-shirt based on the sleeve design of their classic single Blue Monday, in support of mental health charity CALM.