The post-punk band, Joy Division didn’t last long or produce many albums. One of the band members committed suicide in 1980, so the group barely made it to the 1980s. The remaining members became the band New Order.
That didn’t stop me from listening to their two alums over and over when I was in high school. Their biggest song was “Love Will Tear Us Apart”. And, yes, it was as uplifting as it sounds:
“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, love will tear us apart again.
Love, love will tear us apart again.”
There’s a movie about Ian Curtis, who suffered from seizures, and eventually committed suicide: Info about it is HERE.
Here’s a clip of the movie + this bloggers list of top Joy Division songs. Watch it HERE.
Though short-lived as a band, Joy Division had a profound effect on me.
Honorable Mention: Joan Jett, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Journey, Michael Jackson, Olivia Newton John, J. Geils Band