Original Song: New Order "Blue Monday" (1983)


It's not like New Order had a super memorable singer in the first place (their real singer, Ian Curtis, hung himself in 1980), but at least Bernard Sumner and pals sterilized Shannon/Madonna-style electrodance-pop into something obsessive and graceful.

The L.A. proto-screamo/quasi-industrial/semi-gnü-metal/whatever mookballs in Orgy, on the other hand, come off like total clutzes: “How! Should I Feel! Tell Me! How! Does It Feel! To Treat Me Like You Do!” And whiners, to boot: They weren't kidding when they named their debut album Candyass.