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"Ruined in a Day" is a song by English rock group New Order. It was released as the second single from their 1993 album Republic. In Australia, it was released as the third single from the album, on 24 January 1994.[2] The song also appeared on the group's Best of compilation the following year, and on the 2005 chronology Singles.[citation needed]

"Ruined in a Day"
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Single by New Order
from the album Republic
Released 21 June 1993
Format CD, cassette, 12-inch single
Genre Trip hop, electronica, synthpop
Length 3:57
Label London
Songwriter(s) Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert[1]
Producer(s) New Order, Stephen Hague
New Order singles chronology
"Regret"
(1993)
"Ruined in a Day"
(1993)
"World (The Price of Love)"
(1993)
"Regret"
(1993)
"Ruined in a Day"
(1993)
"World (The Price of Love)"
(1993)

The music video for the track depicts the band and their long-standing collaborator Keith Allen immersed in a bizarre game of charades for Hollywood Blockbusters, with a group of Buddhist monks. Allen also directed the promo.

Contents

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Hague, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner; except where indicated.

CD No. 1: NUOCD 2 (UK and Europe)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ruined in a Day" (radio edit)   3:58
2. "Ruined in a Day" (Ambient Mix) (Remixed by Booga Bear)   5:44
3. "Ruined in a Day" (Reunited in a Day Remix) (Remixed by K-Klass)   6:14
4. "Vicious Circle" (Mike Haas Mix) (Remixed by Mike Haas) Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner 3:23
CD No. 2: NUOCDP 2 (UK and Europe) – The Limited Edition
No. Title Length
1. "Ruined in a Day" (Sly and Robbie Radio Edit) 4:30
2. "Ruined in a Day" (12-inch Bogle Mix) 4:30
3. "Ruined in a Day" (Dance Hall Groove) 5:26
4. "Ruined in a Day" (Rhythm Twins Dub) 4:30
5. "Ruined in a Day" (live mix) 4:30
12-inch: NUOX 2 (UK and Europe)
No. Title Length
1. "Ruined in a Day" (12-inch Bogle Mix) (Remixed by Sly and Robbie and Handel Tucker) 4:30
2. "Ruined in a Day" (live mix) (Remixed by Sly and Robbie and Handel Tucker) 4:30
3. "World (The Price of Dub)" (Remixed by Brothers in Rhythm) 6:48
4. "Ruined in a Day" (Reunited in a Day Remix) (Remixed by K-Klass) 6:14
Cassette: NUOMC 2 (UK and Europe)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ruined in a Day" (radio edit)   3:58
2. "Vicious Circle" (New Order Mix) (Remixed by Mike Haas) Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner 4:09
3. "Ruined in a Day" (12-inch Bogle Mix) (Remixed by Sly and Robbie and Handel Tucker)   4:30
4. "Ruined in a Day" (live mix) (Remixed by Sly and Robbie and Handel Tucker)   4:30

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1993) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[3] 22
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 30
Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[4] 182

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