And if you aren't familiar with it, here is the original version released in 1983. Believe it or not, this song was a real game changer in the musical landscape at the time. "Blue Monday" was described by the BBC Radio 2 "Sold on Song" feature thus: "The track is widely regarded as a crucial link between Seventies disco and the dance/house boom that took off at the end of the Eighties." According to New Order bandmember Bernard Sumner, "Blue Monday" was influenced by four songs: the arrangement came from "Dirty Talk", by Klein + M.B.O.; the signature bassline with octaves came from Sylvester's disco classic, "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"; the beat came from "Our Love", by Donna Summer; and the long keyboard pad on the intro and outro was sampled from the Kraftwerk song "Uranium", from the "Radio-Activity" album. It combined all of these elements with the coldness of what was then being called New Wave, and the darkness found in the music of Joy Division, the previous post-punk incarnation of New Order. This is what gave the song its uniqueness and its "I've-not-heard-anything-like-this-before" quality.