Regret (New Order song)

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"Regret"
Single by New Order
from the album Republic
Released 5 April 1993
Format CD, cassette, 12", 7"
Recorded 1992
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:08
Label London
Writer(s) Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Hague[1]
Producer(s) New Order, Stephen Hague
New Order singles chronology
"World in Motion"
(1990)
"Regret"
(1993)
"Ruined in a Day"
(1993)

"Regret" is a song by British alternative rock band New Order. It was released in April 1993, the first single from their album of the same year, Republic. Stephen Hague is credited as both the producer and as a co-writer. It was also the first single released under London Records following the collapse of Factory Records.

The single was released in a variety of formats around the world. The B-side of the single differed in the various releases, but all were remixes of "Regret", including the "Fire Island Mix", and "Junior Dub" by Pete Heller and Terry Farley, and two Sabres of Paradise mixes. Peter Care directed a music video for the song; the video appears on the "Regret" promotional VHS, as well as a DVD collection.

In 2010 Pitchfork Media included the song at number 34 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s.[2] Peter Hook has said that “Regret” was the last good New Order song.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Hague, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner

7": NUO 1 / Cassette: NUOMC1 (UK & Europe)
No. Title Length
1. "Regret (7-inch version)"   4:07
2. "Regret (NewOrder Mix)"   5:10
12": NUOX1 (UK & Europe)
No. Title Length
1. "Regret (Fire Island Mix)"   7:15
2. "Regret (Junior Dub Mix)"   7:44
3. "Regret (Sabres Slow 'n' Lo)"   12:49
4. "Regret (Sabres Fast 'n' Throb)"   12:11
CD: NUOCD1 (UK & Europe)
No. Title Length
1. "Regret (7-inch version)"   4:07
2. "Regret (NewOrder Mix)"   5:10
3. "Regret (Fire Island Mix)"   7:15
4. "Regret (Junior Dub Mix)"   7:44

Chart performance[edit]

The song reached #4 on the UK Singles Chart, the last time the band had a top five hit. "Regret" also peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100, thus becoming the band's highest-charting single in the United States. The song also appeared on several other charts in the United States, including two terms at #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. During its second term at #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, "Regret" also topped the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on the strength of its remixes.

Chart (1993) Peak
Position
Australia ARIA Singles Chart 26
German Media Control Singles Chart[4] 39
Irish Singles Chart[5] 5
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 30
UK Singles Chart[6] 4
US Billboard Hot 100 28
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 3
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 1
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 7

Notable performances and cover versions[edit]

The band filmed a performance of the song for Top of the Pops from the beach where Baywatch was filmed, featuring David Hasselhoff and various extras in the background. The band initially wanted to have Hasselhoff mime along to the song.[citation needed]

The song was covered by the American rock band The Get Up Kids and released on their compilation album Eudora in 2001. It was also covered by Greek synthpop band Marsheaux on their 2006 album Peekaboo.

The video for "Regret" appears in the PSP game Lumines II.

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