Regret (4:09)

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“Regret” was a single released by New Order in April 1993. “Regret” was the first song pulled from their album of the same year, Republic, for release as a single and was their first single relased under London Records following the collapse of Factory Records. It was produced by Stephen Hague, who also received a co-writing credit. “Regret” is generally regarded as one of the band’s finest singles. In the United States, the song had two #1 terms on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and also topped the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, a very rare occurrence of a song being accepted on both rock and dance charts. It also peaked at a modest #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming the band’s biggest hit in the United States. The song made an impressive showing on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #4. The B-sides differed on the various releases in different formats and countries; all were remixes, including the Fire Island Mix and Junior Dub by Pete Heller and Terry Farley and various Sabres of Paradise mixes.

A music video was also produced for the song, directed by Peter Care and it appears on the “Regret” promotional VHS, as well as A Collection. The video also appears in the PSP game Lumines II. The song was also covered by the American rock band The Get Up Kids and released on their compilation album Eudora in 2001.

The band filmed a memorable performance of the song for Top of the Pops from the beach where Baywatch was filmed, featuring David Hasselhoff and various extras in the background. The band initially wanted to have David mime along to the song too, but the producers of Baywatch wouldn’t let them.

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  • Prima-flor

    Just wait till tomorrow (❤)

    13 Jul 7:26pm Reply
  • Dasein_60

    Love this song.... I remember playing the track when I was in a relationship and I wanted to go.... "I would like a place I could call my own." Have a conservation on the telephone ... etc.

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jayjech

    This song makes me feel really good about my life. Regrets are okay.

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Turnersmemo

    This song makes me want to hook up with my old friends

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    Ciaz you need a sqeeze i sqeezed uuuis this morning when i gave her her cup of tea but I never gave you a sqeeze!

    11 Jul 2014 Reply
  • telecine

    Bernard's lyrics are fantastic

    3 Jun 2014 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    20 May 2014 Reply
  • DrewciferCDXX

    There's nothing I regret...

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • Prosody

    Wow, this takes me back.

    6 May 2014 Reply
  • misterblueskies

    卡 *.* 卡 *.* 卡 *.* 卡 *.* 卡 *.* 卡 *.* 卡 *.* 卡 *.* 卡 *.* 卡 *.* 卡

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
  • tresfoufou

    …You used to be a stranger,now you are mine…

    14 Feb 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia z Gierałtowic

    12 Jan 2014 Reply
  • MIGONA

    espectacular!!

    6 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Alexas19

    great video!

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Spunky_Backpack

    Magnificent song.

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • curio_j

    Brilliant

    3 Sep 2013 Reply
  • juansebastianpj

    una de las más redonditas ever de new order.

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • nicorebel

    i love it.

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • GreySkyline

    I would like a place I could call my own. <3

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • electricjames

    Is it a coincidence that on the cold, post-Christmas week of 13-20 January, Regret by New Order had a spike in listeners? Perhaps after the excess and inevitable emptiness that the holiday season leaves, they felt Regret captured their melancholy. Interestingly my first scribble took place on 18th January, 2012. Regardless, it is a beautiful song. Keep on rocking in the free world ;)

    13 May 2013 Reply
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