What are Depeche Mode's biggest songs?

21 July 2023, 19:12 | Updated: 26 January 2024, 12:45

Depeche Mode in 2023: Martin Gore and Dave Gahan
Depeche Mode in 2023: Martin Gore and Dave Gahan. Picture: Press/Anton Corbijn

The British band's ongoing Memento Mori tour is their biggest yet - and they'll be returning to the UK next year. So which tracks in their extensive back catalogue are the most popular?

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  1. Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence: released 5th February 1990

    Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (Official Video)

    Released a month before its parent album Violator in 1990, this Mode classic only made it to No 6 in the UK charts at the time, but its reputation has grown over the years. Enjoy The Silence has since notched up 661 million Spotify plays, 414 million YouTube views and has also been given Platinum status in Germany, Italy and Denmark, and earning Gold discs in Sweden, Portugal and the US. Internationally, it's Depeche Mode's biggest hit, even making No 1 in the Spanish charts.

  2. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus: released 29th August 1989

    Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Official Video)

    The band's final single of the 80s was a preview for the mammoth Violator album that would appear in the early months of the new decade. The Anton Corbijn video has been watched 219 million times on YouTube and between the different versions available, the track has been played 403 million times on Spotify.

  3. Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough: released 7th September 1981

    Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough (Official Video)

    Depeche Mode's first Platinum disc in the UK, this 1981 single still only made it to No 8 on its initial release. Its popularity has only grown in the four decades since, with over 371 million streams on Spotify and 81 million views on YouTube.

  4. Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again: released 24th August 1987

    Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again (Official Video) (Heard on Episode 1 of The Last Of Us)

    After this 1987 track was used in a first season episode of the HBO series The Last Of Us in 2023, streams of the song tripled overnight. It's now had 126 million streams on Spotify and the incredibly atmospheric video has notched up 102 million views. Director Anton Corbijn told Radio X that he was in the process of remastering the short film Strange - from which the Never Let Me Down Again video is taken - for blu-ray release.

  5. Depeche Mode - Strangelove: released 27th April 1987

    Depeche Mode - Strangelove (Official Video)

    Released in the Spring of 1987 as a trailer for the band's sixth album Music For The Masses, Strangelove was a huge alternative club hit, making the Top 10 in Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Sweden. Switzerland and West Germany. In recent years, it's achieves 110 million Spotify streams and 103 million YouTube views.

  6. Depeche Mode - Policy Of Truth: released 7th May 1990

    Depeche Mode - Policy Of Truth (Official Video)

    The third single to come from Violator, the original single didn't make the UK top 10 (it peaked at 16), but in more recent years the song has amassed 104 million Spotify streams and 102 million YouTube views...

  7. Depeche Mode - Precious: released 3rd October 2005

    Depeche Mode - Precious (Official Video)

    A gold record in Germany and a Top 5 hit in the UK, this single from the 2005 album Playing The Angel was also a No 1 hit in Denmark, Italy, Spain and Sweden. It's had 121 million Spotify streams and 76 million YouTube views to date.

  8. Depeche Mode - It's No Good: released 31st March 1997

    Depeche Mode - It's No Good (Official Video)

    The second single from the Ultra album made No 5 in the UK and topped the charts in Sweden, Spain, Italy and Denmark. The track has achieved 82 million Spotify streams and 38 million views on YouTube.

  9. Depeche Mode - Everything Counts: released 11th July 1983

    Depeche Mode - Everything Counts (Official Video)

    The lead single from 1983's Construction Time Again has gone on to become a favourite at Depeche Mode live shows. Originally peaking at No 6 in the charts, the single as awarded Silver status by the BPI and has received 67 million YouTube views, with 52 million Spotify streams to date.

  10. Depeche Mode - People Are People: released 12th March 1984

    Depeche Mode - People Are People (Official Video)

    Awarded a Silver disc in the UK and peaking at No 4 in the charts here, this memorable tune was also the first Mode track to break the US top 20 back in '84. It's now notched up 72 million Spotify streams and 36 million YouTube views.