Paul Weller: "It's one of the earliest tunes we did. People ask me whether I'd started listening to Curtis Mayfield or Chairman Of the Board again, but that music is in my blood. I'm always playing it. It's a double 'A' side on the first single." (Together with "Echoes Round the Sun.")
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.