We’re back today with the results of Round 7 of our sporadic Slicing Up Eyeballs artist poll series, a ranking of all 51 songs written and recorded by post-punk icons Joy Division over the band’s sadly truncated career, cut short by the death in 1980 of frontman Ian Curtis.

A little refresher: We asked readers to vote for up to 10 of their favorite songs recorded by Joy Division, choosing from a ballot that listed the band’s singles, album and EP tracks, and compilation cuts.

RELATED: Playlist of all 51 Joy Division songs, ranked — minus 8 not on Spotify

Because Joy Division’s output is relatively limited, we included any officially released versions of songs by the band, including demos of two songs later recorded by New Order, an original song only ever recorded live, and material later released from sessions when the group was still called Warsaw.

Not included on the ballot: live versions of songs already on the list, radio-session recordings, demos and remixes that duplicate songs already on this list, and no cover versions, either.

Based on a total of nearly 16,000 votes, the results are presented below. Garnering 1,228 votes, the No. 1 selection topped the No. 2 pick by a mere two votes, one of our closest top finishes. This poll also featured just one tie — “The Sound of Music” and “Wilderness” — which we settled with a coin flip.

One note, however: As a sharp-eyed — sharp-eared? — Slicing Up Eyeballs reader pointed out, we goofed on the ballot by including both “Walked in Line” and “They Walked in Line,” which are the same song. And the band apparently had two different songs named “The Kill,” and we only included one. Voting was already underway, though, so it wasn’t possible to adjust that, and we decided to just go ahead and present the results as they came in.

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As always, thank you all so much for participating.

And now, the results:

 

THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF JOY DIVISION: ALL 51 SONGS, RANKED

 

1. “Transmission”

Non-album single (1979)

 

2. “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

Non-album single (1980)

 

3. “She’s Lost Control”

Single; appears on Unknown Pleasures (1979)

 

4. “Atmosphere”

Non-album single (1980)

 

5. “Shadowplay”

Appears on Unknown Pleasures (1979)

 

6. “Isolation”

Appears on Closer (1980)

 

7. “Disorder”

Appears on Unknown Pleasures (1979)

 

8. “Dead Souls”

Appears on “Licht und Blindheit” single (1980)

 

9. “Ceremony” (Demo)

Appears on Heart and Soul (1997)

 

10. “New Dawn Fades”

Appears on Unknown Pleasures (1979)

 

 

11. “Heart and Soul”

Appears on Closer (1980)

 

12. “Digital”

Appears on A Factory Sample EP (1978)

 

13. “Decades”

Appears on Closer (1980)

 

14. “Twenty Four Hours”

Appears on Closer (1980)

 

15. “A Means To An End”

Appears on Closer (1980)

 

16. “Warsaw”

Appears on An Ideal for Living EP (1978)

 

17. “Atrocity Exhibition”

Appears on Closer (1980)

 

18. “The Eternal”

Appears on Closer (1980)

 

19. “These Days”

B-side of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (1980)

 

20. “Day of the Lords”

Appears on Unknown Pleasures (1979)

 

 

21. “No Love Lost”

Appears on An Ideal for Living EP (1978)

 

22. “Leaders of Men”

Appears on An Ideal for Living EP (1978)

 

23. “Interzone”

Appears on Unknown Pleasures (1979)

 

24. “Colony”

Appears on Closer (1980)

 

25. “In a Lonely Place (Detail)” (Demo)

Appears on Heart and Soul (1997)

 

26. “Passover”

Appears on Closer (1980)

 

27. “Ice Age”

Appears on Still (1981)

 

28. “Insight”

Appears on Unknown Pleasures (1979)

 

29. “Something Must Break”

Appears on Still (1981)

 

30. “Novelty”

B-side of “Transmission” (1979)

 

 

31. “I Remember Nothing”

Appears on Unknown Pleasures (1979)

 

32. “Exercise One”

Appears on Still (1981)

 

33. “Walked in Line”

Appears on Still (1981)

 

34. “Komakino”

Non-album single (1980)

 

35. “The Sound of Music”

Appears on Still (1981)

 

36. “Wilderness”

Appears on Unknown Pleasures (1979)

 

37. “The Only Mistake”

Appears on Still (1981)

 

37. “They Walked in Line”

Appears on Warsaw (1994)

 

39. “Glass”

Appears on A Factory Sample EP (1978)

 

40. “Candidate”

Appears on Unknown Pleasures (1979)

 

 

41. “Incubation”

B-side of “Komakino” (1980)

 

42. “Auto-Suggestion”

Appears on Earcom 2: Contradiction EP (1979)

 

42. “The Kill”

Appears on Still (1981)

 

44. “From Safety to Where…?”

Appears on Earcom 2: Contradiction EP (1979)

 

45. “Failures”

Appears on An Ideal for Living EP (1978)

 

46. “At a Later Day” (Live)

Appears on Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus (1979)

 

47. “The Drawback”

Appears on Warsaw (1994)

 

48. “You’re No Good For Me”

Appears on Warsaw (1994)

 

49. “As You Said”

B-side to “Komakino” (1980)

 

50. “Inside the Line”

Appears on Warsaw (1994)

 

51. “Gutz”

Appears on Warsaw (1994)

 

 

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