Editor’s Note: This feature was originally published in January of 2014.
That the band existed at all is a triumph. Not many groups can carry on and find much success after the death of their lead singer, but somehow Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, and Stephen Morris (with the addition of Gillian Gilbert) were able to do so. They changed their name from Joy Division to New Order. They added more synths, more dance. And the rest of the ‘80s were history.
We are long removed from the days and nights of The Haçienda, but not too distant to break down their best songs and rank them accordingly. No songs past 1993 made the cut, but bear in mind that Get Ready highlight “Crystal” and Waiting for the Sirens’ Call’s “Krafty” just missed. So, give into temptation, await the perfect kiss, and read our perfect list. (Just couldn’t resist.)