Joy Division… What are the top 5 Joy Division songs? What is the best? All songs of them are graceful I think. Sometimes you just need to look at your archives and there stands Joy Division is the best ever. JD walks the face of this dark earth. Joy Division were an English band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester.  Their album ”Unknown Pleasures” has become a life style…Here is my personal favorite song list for Joy Division.

Love all songs but to me some songs are bigger than others.

In the memory of talented Mr Curtis…

#5 Decades from Closer

“Weary inside, now our heart’s lost forever,

Can’t replace the fear, or the thrill of the chase,

Each ritual showed up the door for our wanderings,

Open then shut, then slammed in our face.

Where have they been?”

#4 She’s Lost Control from Unknown Pleasures

“…I could live a little better with the myths and the lies,

When the darkness broke in, I just broke down and cried.

I could live a little in a wider line,

When the change is gone, when the urge is gone,

To lose control. When here we come.”

#3 Transmission from single released on Factory Records

“Well I could call out when the going gets tough.

The things that we’ve learnt are no longer enough.

No language, just sound, that’s all we need know, to synchronise

love to the beat of the show.

And we could dance…”

#2 Twenty Four Hours (Re-mastered) from Closer

“So this is permanence, love’s shattered pride.

What once was innocence, turned on it’s side.

A cloud hangs over me, marks every move,

Deep in the memory, of what once was love…”

#1 New Dawn Fades from Unknown Pleasures

“A change of speed, a change of style.

A change of scene, with no regrets,

A chance to watch, admire the distance,

Still occupied, though you forget.

Different colours, different shades,

Over each mistakes were made.

I took the blame.

Directionless so plain to see,

A loaded gun won’t set you free.

So you say…”

Atmosphere is very special song for me. It doesn’t belong to this list and it sounds like out of this world. So perfect…I keep it as a bonus track for my list…

And lastly here is a special movie, very… Ian Curtis and Joy Division in Control… Control is a film about Joy Division directed by Anton Corbijn. Look at its trailer and see how beautiful it is…


Enjoy Division

Aytac Ozge Ondes