No joke, this is the best selling 12" vinyl of all time. I'm being serious. They went over the 3 million mark on this a long time ago. Other interesting factoids about this single: Rumors have it that Factory Records lost money on each single because of the expensive cut-out floppy disk cover (I have also heard they made just pennies on each record). When New Order debuted this song in New York, Zulu members heckled the show calling them fascists or something. They were pissed cause they saw this white new wave band 'stealing' their electro sound. Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant cried the first time he heard 'Blue Monday' cause he thought it was the perfect song (note: the details of these factoids are vague).
- the bestselling 12-inch single of all time
- housed in repro die-cut 12" sleeve
- remastered audio
- original release year: 1983
- music label: Factory Records 2020
reviewed by the mgmnt 08/2005