George, a cultural icon at the time, said to the BBC that his lyrics were based on his life experiences. This song is about being brave and having strength in the darkest of nights.
Helen Terry did the background vocals. She had a UK hit on her own in 1984 with "Love Lies Lost."
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Godley & Creme, rock duo-turned-directors, helmed the music video, which has Boy George leading us through a series of doors that ultimately leads to a lavish celebration with a full orchestra and an angelic choir. The set took three days to build, while the clip took a total of 12 hours to film.
Rosie from West Midlands, UkWow, this is a real emotion-heavy song. Amazing. One of their best.
Kenny from ScotlandI like this song coz it mentions "unknown pleasures" which as a joy division fan attracted me immediately, I don't know if Boy George meant this as a reference or not but that's what caught my attention.
When "Nothin' On You" reached #1 on the Hot 100, B.o.B became the first American act whose name is a palindrome to top the chart. The other two who did so prior to the Atlanta rapper were both Scandinavian groups - ABBA and A-Ha.
New Order took the title for "Blue Monday" from an illustration, which read "Goodbye Blue Monday," in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions. The image referred to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.