Sunday, March 17, 2019

#17. "Never Let Me Down Again" - Depeche Mode (1987)

The second single from Music For The Masses only reached #22 on the UK charts. 

Despite its modest chart success, "Never Let Me Down Again" is quite possibly Depeche Mode's most powerful jam.

And one of its darkest. 

The synths pulsate relentlessly and hypnotically.

An addictive song about drug addiction; or is it about trust?

David Gahan nails the vocals with a chorus that soars across the sky.

Absolutely perfect. And addictive.

Fave lyrics: 
"We're watching the world pass us by 
Never want to come down
Never want to put my feet back down"

"Never Let Me Down Again" is a fan favourite at concerts as per this live clip:


  1. I was expecting "Never Going to Let You down " by Rick Ashley

    1. I should add I like the song very much

    2. Glad you agree; and so there's no surprises, no room for Astley on this list! :)