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Not their first hit, but still one of our favorite early Depeche Mode tunes

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October

It is 2013 and there still isn’t a month that goes by without news about Depeche Mode. Whether it’s new material, a cancelled concert or general adoration, the boys from England have remained in the spotlight better than just about any band from the ‘80s.

Still, the radio rarely goes beyond their biggest hits such as Personal Jesus, People are People, Policy of Truth and Enjoy the Silence. After all these years, one of my favorite Depeche Mode songs is an early 1983 MTV hit Everything Counts.

Everything Counts was a song of firsts for Depeche Mode. It was their first attempt at statement lyrics with the condemning of greed and it was the first Depeche Mode song to have both Dave Gahan & Martin Gore share vocals. It was also the band’s first experimentation with non-synth instruments such as the xylophone and the melodica. The song was a Top 10 hit in the UK but did not chart in the states.

Depeche Mode released their latest album Delta Machine earlier this year that hit No. 1 on the rock album charts and also landed a No. 1 hit on the US Dance Charts with the song Heaven.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 9:20am]

    

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