#44 – Orgy – “Stitches” – (1998)

“Stitches” was actually the first single by Orgy, but it didn’t’ go anywhere. Then they covered “Blue Monday” – which went wild – and they re-released “Stitches” as the follow-up single to “Blue Monday” and it performed better the second time around. It was a success enough to film a music video of it which was popular enough to hand around on TRL for a while. Yeah, “Blue Monday” is way better but that was on our 90s countdown. It’s just one of those late decade rock songs that is tied to good memories, better days, and all that.

#129 – Orgy – “Blue Monday” – (1998)

Sorry to all you new wave fans, but this is the version of “Blue Monday” – it absolutely rocks (I don’t care how many singles New Order sold) – and it’s one of my favorite rocks songs post… say… 1980. Listen to the drums. They had another single from Candyass called “Stitches” that I distinctly remember getting heavy rotation on MTV. I’m gonna be pissed if tagging this song with the band’s name gets me in trouble.