This song is one of DM’s first international hits, getting them recognition and acknowledgement from the public in general but also with a most impactful endorsement by the LGBTQ+ community as they carried the song as an anthem at the time of release. DM were already deep in the game when this single came to propel them into the american market.

There is a thing that Depeche Mode does that nobody else does with such style, and it’s pop dancey music, with attention to detail, powerful lyrics, taking it into art form rather than mere consumer entertainment.

7 inch, single, Sire Records 7-29221, Mute 7-29221, 1984, US