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Depeche Mode

Route 66

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  • 1987
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“Behind the Wheel” is Depeche Mode’s twentieth UK single, released on December 28, 1987, and the third single for the album Music for the Masses. Peaking at #21 in the UK charts, it hit #6 in West Germany. The B-Side is a cover of Bobby Troup’s standard “Route 66”, named after the highway of the same name. The music for the cover is similar, sometimes identical to “Behind the Wheel” (specifically during the bridge). In fact, there are several mixes that combine the two together. Martin Gore is the lead singer on “Route 66”, while David Gahan and Gore sing “Behind the Wheel” together. For The World Violation Tour in 1990, Gahan sang lead on “Route 66” instead of Gore. There is also a Beatmasters mix of both songs. “Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix)“ shows up on... Read on...

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