Bizarre Love Triangle

Album: Brotherhood (1986)
Charted: 56 98
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Songfacts®:

  • This song explores the confusion and excitement of passionate love. The title does not appear in the lyrics, but the "Bizarre Love Triangle" indicates the conflicted feelings of the singer.

    "'BLT' was written very quickly and is a standout track on the album," the band's bass player Peter Hook said in our interview. He added that wrote the song to open the second side of the Brotherhood album, which they wanted to be the "electric" side as opposed to Side 1, which was more acoustic and rock oriented.
  • The band played this on the road long before they recorded it, tweaking it along the way. At various stages, the song was also called "Broken Promises" or "Broken Guitar Strings."
  • Frente! recorded a slow acoustic version with female vocals in 1994. Another popular cover was by Stabbing Westward, who recorded the song for the Not Another Teen Movie soundtrack.
  • Robert Longo directed the music video. Longo is a New York-based artist known for his work Men in the Cities, which shows well-dressed men in unusual postures. These images show up in a lot of his work - you can see a poster of it in Patrick Bateman's apartment in the movie American Psycho. In the "Bizarre Love Triangle" clip, you'll see something similar, with the guys flying through the air.

Comments: 12

  • Neil from Australia This is one of the true gems of the 80’s. Sums up the complexities of ‘does he/she or doesn’t he/she’ until total confusion sets in. One mammoth dance track to get lost in when clubbing. Deep, tender, insightful.
  • Tony from San Diego, CaI agree with u Jeff in Austin. This page SHOULD be filled with comments. Love grooving to this at 420 . Love the bittersweet uncertainty about it .
  • Rick from Mason City, IaNO, one of the best "synthpop" bands of the 80's, 90's....One of my all time favorite club hits to dance to!!! Love that their song titles don't appear in the lyrics. Makes them unique. "Everytime I see you falling, I get down on my knees and pray..."
  • Eugene from Minneapolis, MnYes! This song makes me wanna get down and boogie!!! This was the first time that I've ever heard of this incredible band which was back in the fall of 1986.
  • Susan from Airdrie, -The absolute BEST dance song in the universe, hands down, no question!
  • Jeff from Austin, TxI agree with you Scott. I figured this page would be full of comments.
    This song is an 80s landmark. A true dance classic. One of the catchiest songs you'll ever hear.
  • Jen from Salt Lake City, UtThis is one of the best songs ever. God I miss New Order.
  • Eric from Fairbanks, AkThis song has been stuck in my head for three weeks! What is the Universe trying to tell me??
  • Rud from Hollywood, FlBizarre Love Triangle Is One Of My Top 5 Favorite Songs! I Hope I Could See Them Live!
  • Scott from Baton Rouge, LaThis song jams ! One of New Order's best tunes. I'm surprised there aren't more comments on it.
  • Ole from Oslo, NorwayApoptygma Berzerk covered "Bizarre Love Triangle" on their "Sonic Diary" album in 2006.
  • Sasuke Uchiha from Hidden Leaves Village, JapanThis song makes me wanna dance! New Order rule!
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