“Everything Counts” is a 1983 single by the electronic band Depeche Mode from the album Construction Time Again. The single was re-released (in live format) on 13 February 1989 (25 March 1989 in the US) to support the live album 101. This recording is from the Global Spirit tour.
The song would quickly catch on as a fan favourite at the band’s concerts and was used as the opening song for the Construction Time Again tour. The first live version of the song to appear on a commercial release came from the Some Great Reward tour in 1984 when a recording from a show in Liverpool appeared on the double A-sided “Blasphemous Rumours/Somebody” single. During the Music for the Masses Tour, the band used “Everything Counts” as the final encore and in 1989, the song would be re-released as a single in live form, to promote the live album 101. All live tracks from the release were recorded on 18 June 1988 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl during the final performance of the aforementioned Music for the Masses Tour. This version of the song is famous for the recording of the crowd continuing to sing the chorus long after the music had stopped.
It also appears in Devotional as the closer. It was played during the first two legs of Touring the Angel in the first encore, and also appears on the Touring the Angel: Live in Milan-DVD.
Everything Counts was also remixed and re-released in 2006. The “Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin Dub” is featured on the limited edition release of the single Martyr. An unreleased Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin remix contains more vocal parts from the original version.