THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
619-Joy Division-Love Will Tear Us Apart.
1980-Number 13 single.
Best Bit-At 0.07.Ian Curtis’s cynical response to Neil Sedaka.
In 1975 The Captain and Tenille had an American Number 1 with the Neil Sedaka written ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’ and that songs title gave Ian Curtis the inspiration for this song.Ian Curtis wrote the lyrics at a horrendous time in his life when his marriage was breaking up.The song was released in April 1980 but didn’t chart,a month later,depressed over a broken marriage and suffering from epilepsy Ian Curtis hanged himself.The song was re-released in June 1980 and charted.The remaining three members of Joy Division went on to form New Order.(see best songs 885.)
‘When the routine bites hard and ambitions are low and the resentment rides high but emotions wont grow.’
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