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Joy Division

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Biography

Joy Division were a post-punk band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of Ian Curtis (vocals and occasional guitar), Bernard Sumner (guitar and keyboards), Peter Hook (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Stephen Morris (drums and percussion). The band dissolved in May 1980 after the suicide of its lead singer, Ian Curtis. Much of their popularity/reputation arguably resulted from frequent playings on air by iconic DJ John Peel, but it is easy now to overlook the impact that the first album, Unknown Pleasures, had on post-punk music at the time, as reference the number of prominent bands that cited this album as an influence. The remaining members reformed as New Order and they have gone on to achieve much critical and commercial success.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    When routine bites hard
    And ambitions are low
    And resentment rides high
    But emotions won't grow
    And we're changing our ways, taking different roads
    Love Will Tear Us Apart  -  8,970,598 plays
  2.  
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    Confusion in her eyes that says it all.
    She's lost control.
    And she's clinging to the nearest passer by,
    She's lost control.
    And she gave away the secrets of her past,
    She's Lost Control  -  5,258,021 plays
  3.  
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    I've been waiting for a guide to come and take me by the hand,
    Could these sensations make me feel the pleasures of a normal man?
    These sensations barely interest me for another day,
    I've got the spirit, lose the feeling, take the shock away.
    It's getting faster, moving faster now, it's getting out of hand,
    Disorder  -  5,087,008 plays
  4.  
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    Radio, live transmission
    Radio, live transmission
    Listen to the silence, let it ring on
    Eyes, dark grey lenses frightened of the sun
    We would have a fine time living in the night
    Transmission  -  4,339,394 plays
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    To the center of the city where all roads meet, waiting for you,
    To the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank, searching for you,
    I was moving through the silence without motion, waiting for you,
    In a room with a window in the corner I found truth.
    In the shadowplay, acting out your own death, knowing no more,
    Shadowplay  -  3,530,107 plays
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