Thieves Like Us (6:37)

Cover of Substance 1987

From Substance 1987 and 15 other releases

“Thieves Like Us” is a single by British group New Order, released in April 1984 by Factory Records. It is named for the 1974 crime movie Thieves Like Us, directed by Robert Altman. It is one of the group’s most popular songs.

The B-side was “Lonesome Tonight” and the catalogue number FAC 103. Both tracks appear on the group’s 1987 Substance compilation.

Like many of their releases, the record was produced by the band, although the song was co-written by Arthur Baker during the New York sessions for “Confusion”.

An instrumental of the track was featured in a pivotal scene in the 1986 movie Pretty in Pink. The movie starred Molly Ringwald, who was a New Order fan herself.

Track listing

UK 12” - FAC 103

1. “Thieves Like Us” (6:36)
2. “Lonesome Tonight” (5:11)

UK 7” Promo - FAC 103

1. “Thieves Like Us” (3:54)
2. “Lonesome Tonight” (3:52)

(Limited to 3,500 copies. Only the 12” version was released commercially)


Released - April 1984
Format - 12”
Recorded - ???
Genre - Electro
Length - 6:36
Label - Factory - FAC 103
Producer - New Order

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I've watched your face for a long time
It's always the same
I've studied the cracks and the wrinkles
You were always so vain

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