Joy Division, Love Will Tear Us Apart

Posted in Joy Division, Youtube Favs on June 16th, 2011 by Willie

The final countdown is underway with part 91!  It’s the immortal Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” one of the greatest singles of all time.  Joy Division were pioneers of the flashy dark kind of rock and roll known as post punk, a genre known for its angular introverted style.  The band was fronted by clinically epileptic and depressed crooner Ian Curtis, who tragically hung himself in 1980.  Right around the time of his death, his band and his single took off and cemented his rock legend status.  The rest of the blokes in the band went on to form the successful New Order.  “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” is an iconic early 80s pop song.  It’s completely sad and morose, but very danceable as the bright snyth counteracts Curtis’s dark delivery.  It’s also one of the catchiest songs you’ve ever heard.  I can’t embed the original video on my site, so I found a remixed video performance which is just as good, enjoy!

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