Bizarre Love Triangle (4:21)

Cover of Substance 1987

From Substance 1987 and 66 other releases

“Bizarre Love Triangle” is a single released in 1986 by New Order. A version is included on their album Brotherhood.

Though generally regarded as one of the group’s best singles, it failed to make the UK Top 40, only reaching #56. It was, however, a surprise hit in Australia, reaching #5 and initiating a string of five consecutive Top 20 hits. In the U.S, the song’s popularity has only climbed steadily since 1986 and it is considered a classic in many circles.

In 2004 the song was ranked #201 in Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

The 12-inch version appears on the compilation Substance and a remix by Stephen Hague features on their Best Of album.

The music video was directed by American artist Robert Longo. It prominently featured shots of a man and a woman in business suits flying through the air as though propelled by trampolines; this is based directly on Longo’s “Men in the Cities” series of lithographs.

The single mix features a cleaner sound with more electronics than the album version, notably the Fairlight CMI music workstation, the premier sampling keyboard workstation of the eighties, used to provide novel sounds, such as the orchestral hits that were so popular, but also to sequence the song. All instruments minus bass and voice were sequenced.[3]

A version is on the soundtrack of the 1988 film Married to the Mob.


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  • Lesscities

    schweinegeiler Auftritt damals im Musik-Convoy:-))

    22 Jul 12:27pm Reply
  • Disvisonpunk86

    Another very beautiful song that I love very much. I love the beautiful synths and the sound of the bass in this one too <3

    27 Jun 9:00pm Reply
  • lisemv84

    New order!!!!!

    25 Jun 7:17pm Reply
  • gmpwca

    Robert Longo video

    20 Apr 9:45pm Reply
  • Alphaville73

    kocham ten bas !!!

    10 Apr 7:54pm Reply
  • nonnen8

    Good !!!

    18 Feb 1:03am Reply
  • Cellexius

    "I feel fine and I feel good, I feel like I never should. Whenever I get this way I just don't know what to say, why can't we be ourselves like we were yesterday?" My favorite New Order song along with one of my favorite 80's songs.

    10 Feb 8:00pm Reply
  • guilhermecu

    que amor essa música <3

    10 Feb 11:14am Reply
  • gardenhead1

    after all these years it's still a proper special one.

    9 Feb 11:16am Reply
  • isaacgabrielsfs

    que nostalgia fudida, veeeei

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tommygun138

    I've heard this song more times then I could possibly imagine but the synth still gets me every time.

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Lizethblue


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  • yuri_s_a_n

    well, with the events of the past weeks, I feel I can relate to this song in a most stange manner Maybe that's why it's quite a classic or rather a cult tune.

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Cure1980

    popiger sound after Ian curtis death a new ara beguns.

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • marjo47

    good song.

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • CoffeeCharlie

    This song comes on and automatically I start bopping my head in time to the melody. Love the rhythm of it and the song in general. So damn catchy. :)

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Fraan_Panda


    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • marinaserina15

    I am absolutely in love with this song. It makes me feel great every time I hear it.

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • subwayporno

    Great but I like the other version more

    10 Jul 2014 Reply
  • midliferickman

    This video made me realize there are a zillion images in this world that I will never see....

    29 Mar 2014 Reply
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