Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart





Release Year: 1980

Rankings:
All-Time
#12 / 1980s #1 / 1980 #1


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Tracks of the 1980s (2011) 6
Blender (USA) - Standout Tracks from the 500 CDs You Must Own (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 7
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2012) 29
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 788
Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein (USA) - Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s (2014) No Order
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1980s (2001) 10
Paul Williams (USA) - Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1993) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s (2015) 7
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared (2003) 7
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 63
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 179
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 181
Shredding Paper (USA) - The 50 Greatest Singles Ever (2002) 3
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 1980s (2012) 2
Spectrum Culture (USA) - 100 Best Songs of the '80s (2017) 7
Spin (USA) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1989) 37
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 1001-2750
TIME (USA) - The All-Time 100 Songs (2011) No Order
TimeOut New York (USA) - The Best Songs Ever (2016) 40
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 80s (2011) 1
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009) 6
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 67
Colin Larkin (UK) - The All-Time Top 100 Singles (2000) 56
Dave Thompson (UK) - 1000 Songs that Rock Your World (2011) 635
Elspeth Beidas (UK) - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists [100 Songs] (2016) No Order
Freaky Trigger (UK) - Top 100 Songs of All Time (2005) 22
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
HarperCollins GEM (UK) - Single of the Year 1949-99 (1999) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1997) 57
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of NME's Lifetime (2012) 1
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1980s (2012) 2
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 2
NME (UK) - The Top 100 Singles of All Time (2002) 1
Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2009) 25
Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2015) 24
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 210 Greatest Pop Singles of All Time (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - 50 Greatest British Tracks (2005) 29
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 12
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Q (UK) - Top 20 Singles from 1980-2004 (2004) 1
Sounds (UK) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1986) 7
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
Vox (UK) - 100 Records That Shook the World (1991) No Order
Wanadoo (UK) - The 20 Best Songs of the 80s No Order
XFM (UK) - The Top 1000 Songs of All Time (2010) No Order
Nils Hansson, Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) - The 48 Best Rock Songs (1998) 42
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Singles of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 1
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Theater van het Sentiment, Radio 2 (NL) - Top 40 Songs by Year 1969-2000 (2013) 25
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1998) 38
Hartbeat! (Germany) - Top 100 Singles by 15 Critics (1997) 3
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 1
Philipp Holstein, RP Online (Germany) - Top 100 Songs of All Time (2015) 35
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 108
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Singles of 5 Decades (1997) No Order
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) - 1020 Songs 1955-2005 (2005) No Order
Zounds (Germany) - The Top 30 Songs of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1992) 16
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
Jocelyn Manchek (France) - Pop Rock Playlist: 2000 titres pour votre lecteur mp3 [2,000 Songs for Your MP3 Player] (2008) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Indispensable Songs (2006) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Necessary Songs (2015) 1
Rolling Stone (France) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 45
Carlo Herrera and Jose Luis Salas (Spain) - Alimenta Tus Oidos: 70 Playlists (2015) No Order
El Pais (Spain) - 100 Musicians Choose 100 Songs That Changed Their Lives (2009) 92
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 150 Songs from the 20th Century (1998) 12
Cameron Adams (Australia) -The Best Songs from the 100 Must Have Albums (2013) No Order
STM Entertainment (Australia) - The 50 Best Songs Ever (2007) 31
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Songs to Understand Rock (2004) No Order
Luca Sofri (Italy) - Playlist: 2978 canzoni di cui non potete fare a meno [2,978 Songs You Can't Live Without] (2008) No Order
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 17 Critics and Their Top 50 Songs (2002) 4
Rumore (Italy) - Top 300 Songs of All Time (2017) 193
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
End of Year Lists
Rolling Stone (USA) - Singles of the Year No Order
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 2
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 1
Sounds (UK) - Singles of the Year 2
Rockerilla (Italy) - Singles of the Year 12