Halfway through my opening DJ set for Echo & the Bunnymen, I worked in “Get the Message” by Electronic, the 1991 collaboration between Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr.

In anticipation of the new party, Blue Monday, I’m DJing this Monday, October 22nd, at Velvet Lounge, today’s Song of the Day is the one from which the party takes it’s name.  New Order’s “Blue Monday,” released in 1983 on Factory Records, has the distinction of being the biggest selling 12″ single of all time.