Yes, people danced all through the punk and New Wave years, but or many people, New Order’s “Blue Monday” was the song that made dancing in clubs cool again. It provided a bridge between what was happening in the post-punk world with what was beginning to happen with house, dance and techno in the early 80s. No wonder it became the world’s best-selling 12-inch single.
Slicing Up Eyeballs directs our attention to this 30-minute Swedish documentary on the making of “Blue Monday” and its legacy. If you remember the 80s, it’s well worth watching.