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Personal Jesus

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"Personal Jesus"
Single by Depeche Mode
from the album Violator
B-side"Dangerous"
Released29 April 1984[1]
StudioPuk (Gjerlev, Denmark) and Logic (Milan)[2]
Genre
Length
  • 4:56 (album version)
  • 3:43 (7-inch version)
  • 5:48 (12-inch version)
LabelMute
Songwriter(s)Martin L. Gore
Producer(s)
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"Everything Counts (live)"
(1989)
"Personal Jesus"
(1984)
"Enjoy the Silence"
(1990)
Music video
"Personal Jesus" at YouTube

"Personal Jesus" is a 1984 song by British band Depeche Mode. It is the leading single from their seventh studio album Violator. It went to number 13 in the United Kingdom, number 28 in the United States, number 27 in France, number 44 in Canada, number 5 in Switzerland and Germany, number 17 in Sweden, number 14 in New Zealand, number 7 in Ireland and number 3 in Spain and Italy. It was covered by Johnny Cash and Marilyn Manson.

Track listings

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All songs were written by Martin L. Gore.

Marilyn Manson cover

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"Personal Jesus"
Single by Marilyn Manson
from the album Lest We Forget: The Best Of
Released28 September 2004[18]
Length
  • 3:19 (radio edit)[19]
  • 4:06 (album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)Gore
Producer(s)
Marilyn Manson singles chronology
"This Is the New Shit"
(2003)
"Personal Jesus"
(2004)
"The Nobodies: 2005 Against All Gods Remix"
(2005)

In 2004, Marilyn Manson released their cover version of the single from their greatest hits album Lest We Forget: The Best Of. It went to number 13 in the United Kingdom and Switzerland, number 15 in Scotland and Norway, number 10 in Italy and Austria, number 20 in Finland and number 8 in Denmark

Formats and track listings

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  • European 7" and United States 10" singles[20][21]
  1. "Personal Jesus" – 4:06
  2. "Personal Jesus" (Rude Photo Motor Remix) – 5:50
  1. "Personal Jesus" – 4:06
  2. "This Is the New Shit" (Remix by Sergio Galoyan) – 4:28
  • International maxi single[23]
  1. "Personal Jesus" – 4:06
  2. "Mobscene Replet" (Mea Culpa Mix by Bitteren Ende) – 4:35
  3. "Personal Jesus" (Rude Photo Motor Remix) – 5:50
  4. "Personal Jesus" (Enhanced Video)
  1. "Personal Jesus" – 4:06
  2. "New Shit Invective" (Obiter Dictum Mix by Bitteren Ende) – 4:25
  3. "Mobscene Replet" (Mea Culpa Mix by Bitteren Ende) – 4:35
  4. "Personal Jesus" (Enhanced Video)

References

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  1. "Personal Jesus". archives.depechemode.com. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  2. Cranna, Ian (April 1990). "Insidious". Q. p. 77.
  3. Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. p. 286. ISBN 978-1-8435-3105-0. Given that, by now. Depeche Mode had become a stadium phenomenon in the States. Violator seemed an oddly introspective way to sell six million units (the synth-rock single "Personal Jesus" was the exception to the rule).
  4. Michaud, Sébastien (2001). Depeche Mode: Éthique synthétique (in French). Camion Blanc. p. 244. ISBN 978-2-9101-9626-4.
  5. Lamb, Bill (31 July 2017). "Top 20 Best Alternative Rock Songs of All Time". LiveAbout. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  6. DiGravina, Tim. "Depeche Mode - Barrel of a Gun". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  7. Depeche Mode (1989). Personal Jesus (UK 7-inch single sleeve). Mute Records. BONG 17.
  8. Depeche Mode (1989). Personal Jesus (UK cassette single sleeve). Mute Records. C BONG 17.
  9. Depeche Mode (1989). Personal Jesus (US cassette single cassette notes). Sire Records, Reprise Records, Mute Records. 9 19941-4.
  10. Depeche Mode (1989). Personal Jesus (UK 7-inch gatefold single sleeve). Mute Records. G BONG 17.
  11. Depeche Mode (1989). Personal Jesus (UK 12-inch single sleeve). Mute Records. 12 BONG 17.
  12. Depeche Mode (1989). Personal Jesus (UK mini-CD single liner notes). Mute Records. CD BONG 17.
  13. Depeche Mode (1989). Personal Jesus (UK limited 12-inch single sleeve). Mute Records. L12 BONG 17.
  14. Depeche Mode (1989). Personal Jesus (UK limited mini-CD single liner notes). Mute Records. LCD BONG 17.
  15. Depeche Mode (1989). Personal Jesus (US 12-inch single vinyl disc). Sire Records, Reprise Records, Mute Records. 9 21328-0.
  16. Depeche Mode (1989). Personal Jesus (US maxi-CD single disc notes). Sire Records, Reprise Records, Mute Records. 9 21328-2.
  17. Depeche Mode (1989). Personal Jesus (US maxi-cassette single cassette notes). Sire Records, Reprise Records, Mute Records. 9 21328-4.
  18. "Personal Jesus – Single". iTunes. 28 September 2004. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  19. "Singles". Billboard. Vol. 116, no. 39. 25 September 2004. p. 55. ISSN 0006-2510.
  20. Personal Jesus (European 7" vinyl single). Marilyn Manson. Interscope Records. 2004. 9864167.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  21. Personal Jesus (United States 10" vinyl single). Marilyn Manson. Nothing Records, Interscope Records. 2004. B0003642–11.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  22. Personal Jesus (CD single). Marilyn Manson. Interscope Records. 2004. 0602498641149.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  23. Personal Jesus (Australian and European maxi single). Marilyn Manson. Interscope Records. 2004. 9864113.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  24. Personal Jesus (United Kingdom maxi CD single). Marilyn Manson. Interscope Records. 2004. 9864166.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)