Yet There’s Still This Appeal, That We’ve Kept Through Our Lives: The “Love Will Tear Us Apart” Legacy

It has been listed on countless charts and in so many ranking polls as one of the most – if not the most – influential and perfect pop song of all time. It has inspired musicians all over the world, and united a cadre of dark music genres that do not easily converge. A deconstructed love song, an ode to the fragility and breakdown of relationships and psychological turmoil that results, it has been an anthem for misfits and outcasts the world over for forty years.