Thursday, May 25, 2017

Songoftheday 5/25/17 - You had something to hide should have hidden it shouldn't you, now you're not satisfied with what you're being put through...

"Policy Of Truth" - Depeche Mode
from the album Violator (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #15 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 9

Today's song of the day comes from the British new wave band Depeche Mode, whose landmark album Violator had rewarded them with two top-40 pop hits in the U.S. with "Personal Jesus" and the top ten "Enjoy The Silence". The third single released from the record would be the mid-tempo "Policy Of Truth", written by Martin Gore and produced by the band with Flood (Mark Ellis). Despite the title, the lyrics actually advocate keeping secrets in...


"Policy Of Truth" became Depeche Mode's third top-40 pop hit from Violator in October of 1990. The song also climbed all the way to #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock radio chart for one week, while the remixes on the 12" single made it to #2 on their Dance Club Play list. Internationally, the record reached the top ten in Italy (#5), Germany (#7), and Spain (#7), and the top 20 in Finland (#11), Ireland (#11), Switzerland (#12), Sweden (#20), and their native UK (#16).

The fourth single from Violator, the album-opener "World In My Eyes", peaked just under the halfway mark on the American pop chart at #52, while making it to #6 on the dance chart and #17 on the modern rock radio list.

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Here's one of the remixes of "Policy Of Truth" that took it to #2 on the dance chart, the "Capitol Mix" by Francois Kevorkian, which has a snippet of Richard Nixon at the start...


Next up, the band on tour in 2007...


...and again from an older show in the 90s...


and lastly, the Trancentral Mix done by the KLF....


Up tomorrow: A pop/dance singer gets Shakespearean.

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