THE NEW ORDER SINGLES (Parts 28 and 28a)

Here to Stay is a song by New Order and produced by The Chemical Brothers. It was released as a single in April 2002.

It was the closing track from the movie 24 Hour Party People, and was the only new song composed specifically for the film.  The track was released without major marketing, but still reached #15 in the UK chart.

The single was B-sided with the track “Player in the League”, New Order’s failed entry for ITV’s football highlights programme The Premiership. The track was originally slated for inclusion on Get Ready, but was dropped.

The version offered up today is the full-length edit, as made available on the soundtrack to 24 Hour Party People, which I still believe is a very fine and often very funny movie.  Here To Stay isn’t the worst thing New Order ever released…in fact it’s one I quite like but I do always associate it with the closing titles of the movie and remembering how much I was smiling at, and inwardly applauding, Steve Coogan‘s portayal of Anthony H Wilson.

mp3 : New Order – Here To Stay

I’ve gone digging deep for the b-side:-

mp3 : New Order – Player In The League

I’m guessing the original version for the TV programme was an instrumental and it was revisited after it was rejected with the lyrics added……it makes for a more than decent b-side.

Part 28a??  Well, the thing is, a couple of months after Here To Stay, a rather wonderful mash-up was made available as a b-side to Love At First Sight, the latest single by Kylie Minogue:-

mp3 : KylieNewOrder – Can’t Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head

Poptastic stuff.

JC

3 thoughts on “THE NEW ORDER SINGLES (Parts 28 and 28a)

  1. Just when I thought New Order was lost to me, Here To Stay appeared. For a moment my faith was restored in the band. Alas, it was an all too brief period of restoration.
    Player In The League is an ok enough song, if just a bit of a mess. Maybe that’s its charm.
    Erol Alkan pulls the wool over our eyes as “Kurtis Rush” and just blows our minds with Can’t Get Blue Monday Outta My Head. It wouldn’t be the last time he got his hands on a New Order song…

  2. Have to agree with Echorich about “Here To Stay” being a slight return to the good times.

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