Goodnight Lovers

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"Goodnight Lovers"
Single by Depeche Mode
from the album Exciter
B-side"When the Body Speaks" (acoustic version)
Released11 February 2002
Format12", CD
RecordedJune 2000 – February 2001;
RAK Studios, Sarm West Studios (London)
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Electric Lady Studios, Sony Music Studios (New York City)
GenreSynthpop, electronic, soft rock
LabelMute Records
Songwriter(s)Martin Gore
Producer(s)Mark Bell
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"Goodnight Lovers"
"Enjoy the Silence 04"
Music video
"Goodnight Lovers" on YouTube

"Goodnight Lovers" is Depeche Mode's thirty-ninth UK single, released on 11 February 2002. It is the fourth and final single for the album Exciter.

The single did not qualify for the UK Singles Chart because it contained three songs in addition to the single itself, one more than UK singles rules allow. It did however qualify for the Budget Albums Chart and went straight to Number One before falling rapidly, the first Depeche Mode single to reach Number One in an official UK chart.

The B-sides are remixes of "When the Body Speaks", "The Dead of Night", and "Goodnight Lovers".

The single was not released in the US.

Music video[edit]

The video features the band situated in a dark room with screens showing still images of the band members and the backup singers, who also feature in the video. It also shows Dave Gahan with longish hair.

Track listing[edit]

12": Mute / 12Bong33 (EU)[edit]

  1. "Goodnight Lovers" – 3:48
  2. "When the Body Speaks" (Acoustic) – 6:00
  3. "The Dead of Night" (Electronicat Remix) – 7:38
  4. "Goodnight Lovers" (isan Falling Leaf Mix) – 5:53
  • The 12" exist as black and red vinyl.

CD: Mute / CDBong33 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Goodnight Lovers" – 3:48
  2. "When the Body Speaks" (Acoustic) – 6:00
  3. "The Dead of Night" (Electronicat Remix) – 7:38
  4. "Goodnight Lovers" (isan Falling Leaf Mix) – 5:53


Chart (2002) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 113
Denmark (Tracklisten)[2] 7
France (SNEP)[3] 64
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 15
Italy (FIMI)[5] 16
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[6] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 33
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 69


  1. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 12 July 2016". Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  2. ^ " – Depeche Mode – Goodnight Lovers". Tracklisten.
  3. ^ " – Depeche Mode – Goodnight Lovers" (in French). Les classement single.
  4. ^ " – Depeche Mode – Goodnight Lovers". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  5. ^ " – Depeche Mode – Goodnight Lovers". Top Digital Download.
  6. ^ " – Depeche Mode – Goodnight Lovers" Canciones Top 50.
  7. ^ " – Depeche Mode – Goodnight Lovers". Singles Top 100.
  8. ^ " – Depeche Mode – Goodnight Lovers". Swiss Singles Chart.

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