New Order – Blue Monday (Leaping Ahead #214)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #214: 160801

[A song with colour (8)]

Released in 1983 and at nearly seven-and-a-half minutes, “Blue Monday” is one of the longest tracks ever to chart on the UK Singles Chart. But despite selling well it was not eligible for an official gold disc because Factory Records was not a member of the British Phonographic Industry association. According to the Official Charts Company, its total sales stands at 1.16 million in the United Kingdom alone making it the biggest-selling 12″ of all time and No. 69 in the all-time UK best-selling singles chart published in November 2012.

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