Depeche Mode – “Enjoy the Silence” – (1990)

We already featured “Policy of Truth” during our Top Rock Songs of the 90s countdown, but it would have just as well fit here. “Enjoy the Silence” was the single released right before “Policy of Truth” and it also has a very 1980s feel. Synthpop was huge during the 80s, and this is a pretty good example of it, yet it was released in 1990. This is one of their best songs and its chart performance reflected it, hitting the top five or top ten in most countries where it was released. The chorus: “All I ever wanted, all I ever needed – is here in my arms. Words are very unnecessary, they can only do harm.”