Temptation (6:59)

Cover of Substance 1987

From Substance 1987 and 65 other releases

Written by Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Peter Hook & Gillian Gilbert
Produced by New Order

Released April 1982 on Temptation.

Notes New Order’s signature tune - over the years, many versions have been recorded. Initially, the 7” and 12” versions in 1982, a re-recording in 1987 for Substance and again in 1998 for the Manchester Commonwealth Games bid. It is also the song they have performed live the most.


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A heaven, a gateway, a hope
Just like a feeling inside, its no joke
And though it hurts me to treat you this way
Betrayed by words, Id never heard, too hard to say

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  • maxxy

    "omg the girl on this vid is incredible, i love her" Yea she's cute but what's more important is the song, which is incredible.

    13 Feb 1:38am Reply
  • BoringArcade

    cant be played loud enough

    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • hallowedpixel

    omg the girl on this vid is incredible, i love her

    27 Jul 2014 Reply
  • nicorebel

    the girl in this vid is a ledge!

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • SpikeTheLobster

    Another person who thought it was stupid when I first heard it... and now love it to death. Ooooooo-oo-oo!

    19 Jul 2014 Reply
  • stephwho

    sobrang ganda shet

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
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  • marjo47

    Leave feedback Jonathan, it shows we can even make it better! I sometimes use it to.

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • jomabbs

    This new beta player is giving us songs that the other one didn't... But I am getting too many repeats, of the same song!!!!!!! And other songs are now absent...

    25 Feb 2014 Reply
  • marjo47

    Good new wave song "got the t. shirt" really.

    20 Feb 2014 Reply
  • hectorlopezt

    Hermoso sonido

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • KingFahtah

    I remember the first time I heard this tune I though it was retarded shit. But it has subsequently grown on me . So have whiskers and chest hair

    16 Jan 2014 Reply
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    16 Jan 2014 Reply
  • blnmss

    Hermosa <3

    14 Jan 2014 Reply
  • fine_sue

    oh you've got green eyes, oh you've got blue eyes, oh you've got grey eyes, and i've never met anyone quite like you before......

    9 Jan 2014 Reply
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  • Knives-to-Show

    Beautiful song, the most beautiful song

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • southstarmusic

    dancing like no one is watching ...right now :) ♫♥♫

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Hover_Donkey

    Not just a good song - it's one of the most complete indie pop songs written since we were chiselling lyrics in sandstone.

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
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