New Order’s 1986 song “Bizarre Love Triangle” is one of those songs that just works.
Musically, “Bizarre Love Triangle” is a strange combination of constant dance beat with an ethereal chorus. This song is a little bit of everything, yet it blends so well that there’s no stark clashes.
The song hops from feeling to feeling not seamlessly, but still flawlessly. The song feels like the bizarre love triangle between three different songs.
Lyrically, the delivery works perfectly. It’s a love song, but it’s delivered in a soft desperation that just works.
This song failed to make break the Top 40 on either side of the pond until it was re-released in the 90s, which makes me believe that it was truly before its time.