Singles (New Order album)

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Greatest hits album by New Order
Released 3 October 2005
Recorded 1980–2005
Genre Post-punk, alternative dance, synthpop, alternative rock
Length 133:32
Label London Records (international), Rhino Records (U.S.)
Producer Various
New Order chronology
Waiting for the Sirens' Call
iTunes Originals – New Order

Singles is a two CD compilation of New Order's 1981–2005 singles, released on 3 October 2005. Unlike the CD version of earlier singles compilation Substance, the B-sides are not included. While Substance aimed to showcase New Order's 12" singles, Singles instead features mostly 7" versions, some of these being quite rare as well as differing from album versions.

Of special note are several early singles that have never appeared on CD in their original form: "Ceremony", "Everything's Gone Green" and "Temptation". Additionally, "Confusion" appears in an edit of the song's "Rough mix" created exclusively for this compilation. One song, "Turn" was released on this album in a new edited form, despite never being a single. Released at the very height of the loudness war prevalent in the record industry, this release is notorious amongst New Order aficionados for its high volume and heavy compression levels.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
NME (9/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10)[3]
Stylus (A)[4]
  • All songs written by New Order, except where noted.
  • All songs not otherwise indicated are album versions, including "Run 2" which is mislabelled.
Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Ceremony" (original version) Joy Division Single release only 4:39
2. "Procession"     Single release only 4:29
3. "Everything's Gone Green" (7" version)   Single release only 4:10
4. "Temptation" (7" original version)   Single release only 5:24
5. "Blue Monday" (12" version)   Single release only 7:27
6. "Confusion" (Rough Mix Edit) New Order, Arthur Baker Single release only 4:56
7. "Thieves Like Us" (7" edit) New Order, Arthur Baker Single release only 3:57
8. "The Perfect Kiss"     Low-Life 4:51
9. "Sub-culture" (Remix – 7" edit)   Low-Life 3:27
10. "Shellshock" (single version) New Order, John Robie Pretty in Pink Soundtrack 4:24
11. "State of the Nation" (edit)   Brotherhood 3:32
12. "Bizarre Love Triangle"     Brotherhood 4:22
13. "True Faith" (12" version) New Order, Stephen Hague Substance 1987 5:54
14. "1963" (Unique version of 1963-94) New Order, Stephen Hague The Best of New Order 4:21
15. "Touched by the Hand of God" (single version)   Salvation! 3:44
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Blue Monday 1988" (7" version)   Single release only 4:09
2. "Fine Time" (7" edit)   Technique 3:10
3. "Round & Round" (7" version)   Technique 4:00
4. "Run" (Incorrectly credited as "Run 2") New Order, John Denver Technique 4:31
5. "World in Motion" (single version) New Order, Keith Allen Single release only 4:32
6. "Regret"   New Order, Stephen Hague Republic 4:10
7. "Ruined in a Day" (radio edit) New Order, Stephen Hague Republic 3:59
8. "World (The Price of Love)" (radio edit) New Order, Stephen Hague Republic 3:40
9. "Spooky" (radio edit) New Order, Stephen Hague Republic 3:45
10. "Crystal" (radio edit)   Get Ready 4:21
11. "60 Miles an Hour" (radio edit)   Get Ready 3:50
12. "Here to Stay" (radio edit)   24 Hour Party People Soundtrack 3:57
13. "Krafty" (single edit)   Waiting for the Sirens' Call 3:47
14. "Jetstream" (radio edit) New Order, Stuart Price, Ana Lynch Waiting for the Sirens' Call 3:44
15. "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" (Rich Costey radio edit)   Waiting for the Sirens' Call 3:52
16. "Turn" (edit)   Waiting for the Sirens' Call 4:13
Disc two U.S. bonus tracks
No. Title Length
17. "Temptation" (Secret Machines Remix) 4:37
Disc two Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Length
17. "Everything's Gone Green" (Cicada Remix) 4:34
18. "Bizarre Love Triangle" (Richard X Remix) 4:20

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
U.K. Albums Chart[5] 14
U.S. Billboard Top Electronic Albums Chart[6] 12


  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "NME review". 
  3. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". 
  4. ^ "Stylus review". 
  5. ^ "Chart Stats: New Order". Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2008-10-02. 
  6. ^ "New Order > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-05-20.