Happy Birthday Depeche Mode with your Single ‘People Are People | In Your Memory’ Released on 12|03|1984, 30 years ago !
"People Are People" was written by Martin Gore, but the dancy, pop feel of the song may be credited to Alan Wilder. Alan wrote the B-side, "In Your Memory". Each song has an extended remix, the "Different Mix" and the "Slik Mix" respectively (although the "In Your Memory" mix is often incorrectly called the "Slick Mix"). It was one of the first songs recorded for the album when sessions began at the Hansa Mischraum studio in January 1984.
The Clive Richardson-directed “People Are People” video was released in 2 versions. The original video was made for the single version, but an alternate video was made with the “Different Mix”. The music video featured footage of various military scenes from the War, mixed with footage of the band aboard the HMSBelfast The “Different Mix” video appears on Some Great Videos ( origanally VHSvideo)
Despite “People Are People“‘s success, Martin Gore considers it as one of his least favourite songs. He prefers his songs to have subtle metaphors to allow people to find their own meanings to his songs, and feels “People Are People” does not fit that description. It has not been played live since 1988 ! Really Unbelievable but okay……
Highest Chart Peak: #1 Germany
Silver Awarded Nov”13 UK
Gold Awarded Nov|13 US