Q: Where does the inspiration to Blue Monday come from?
A: In his book, "Manchester, England: The Story of the Pop Cult City", Dave Haslam says:
"Blue Monday was really influenced by four songs, he once told me. 'The arrangement came from 'Dirty talk', by Klein & MBO, the beat came from a track off a Donna Summer LP, there was a sample from 'Radioactivity' by Kraftwerk, and the general influence on the style of the song was Sylvester's '(You make me feel) Mighty real'"
Thanks to the magic of you tube lets lay out the four tracks and hear for ourselves
"Dirty Talk" by Klein & MBO (1982)
"Our Love" by Donna Summer (1979)
"Uranium" by Kraftwerk (1975)