Don’t Forget the Songs-365: Mach Dos: Day 56
Mon. March 5, 2012

Blue Monday 1988
New Order

“♫ why is this too much […] ♫”

You knew this one was coming—Blue Monday 1988 is my favorite of all the plethora of Blue Monday remixes. In 1988, Quincy Jones supervised a remix of Blue Monday for the American market. Jones was the only record exec who believed in New Order enough to sign them to his own record label—Qwest.

Blue Monday 1988 has Quincy Jones remix keeping the integrity of the original by adding a little funkier flavor. The hit maker, who produced Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Quincy Jones’ remix gave New Order life thanks to DJ’s who spun Blue Monday 1988 to adoring club kids everywhere.