THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
261-Depeche Mode-Everything Counts.
1983-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 0.50.In order to embrace this theme of everything counts in large amounts I have posted the long version.
After the release of Depeche Mode’s debut Album ‘Speak & Spell’ in 1981 the bands main songwriter Vince Clark(see also best songs 700 and 451) left to form the duo Yazoo with Alison Moyet,this led to Martin Gore taking over the bulk of songwriting duties.As a result the bands music and lyrics significantly changed from Clarke’s light and commercial sound to Gore’s darker and moody music.
‘Everything Counts’ is taken from the bands third Album ‘Construction Time Again’ from 1983 and was written by Gore.The lyrics address the issue of corporate greed and corruption in Britain,as the chorus sings of ‘grabbing hands’ that ‘grab all they can.’
In 1989 Depeche Mode(see also best songs 968) released a live Album called ‘101,’ a live version of Everything Counts was released as a single and peaked at Number 22.
‘The turning point of a career in Korea being insincere.’
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