9: Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
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The Top 1,000 Songs Of All Time - 100 to 1
92. 9: Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
"We're changing our ways / Taking different roads". Constant touring was exacerbating Ian Curtis' epilepsy, while his marriage was running into trouble. By the time Love With Tear Us Apart made it to number 13 in the UK charts during the June of 1980, Ian Curtis was already dead. This devastatingly beautiful song literally became his epitaph.