Now, This Is Fun

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Now, This Is Fun
Song Now, This Is Fun
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Working title Reason For Fun
Produced by Daniel Miller
Depeche Mode
Recorded at Blackwing Studios (London)
Length (mm:ss) 3:27
4:45 (extended version)
Tempo 101 BPM
Time signature 4
Key F♯ Minor
Engineered by John Fryer
Eric Radcliffe
Photography Brian Griffin
Calligraphy Ching Ching Lee
Recorded December 1981
Originally released 29 January 1982
Live performances as Depeche Mode 87 times *
Total live performances 87 times *

"Now, This Is Fun" is a song recorded by Depeche Mode during the production of the 1982 album A Broken Frame. It was released as a B-side on the "See You" single on 29 January 1982.


On this photo of the mastertape, its title was originally 'Reason For Fun'.

In the 1982-01-21 issue of Smash Hits, Andy Fletcher says:

"On the new B-side, 'Reason To Be' [working title, ed.], we tried to sound… really… mean! Didn't work though."


Now, This Is Fun

Here speaks the voice of reason

It's talking to me

Loud and clearly

And obviously

It's something to say

Here comes another sentence

It is relentless

It tries my patience

But nevertheless

It's for our concern

We can't see the benefits

So we'll ignore it

Or disobey it

And then we'll say that

This is fun

This is real fun

This is fun

Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1982 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "Now, This Is Fun"
Main article: List of dates where "Now, This Is Fun" was played

1981-1985: Ice MachineAny Second NowShoutOberkorn (It's A Small Town)Now, This Is FunWork HardFools(Set Me Free) Remotivate MeIn Your MemoryFly On The WindscreenFlexible
1986-1989: Black DayBreathing In FumesBut Not TonightChristmas IslandRoute 66Sonata No. 14 in CStjärnaAgent OrangePimpfPleasure, Little Treasure
1990-1999: DangerousHappiest GirlSea Of SinMemphistoSibelingKaleidMy JoyPainkillerSlowblowSurrender
2000-2009: DirtZenstationEasy TigerFreeBetter DaysNewbornOh Well
2010-2017: All That's Mine
2000-2020: New York NightsDon't Look Back
2003-2008: Stand UpMaybeCloser (Dave Gahan song)TomorrowLove Will Leave
2003-2015: Life Is StrangeLeft Hand Luke And The Beggar BoysDe NadaGifting