Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

Originally released 14 April 1986, “A Question Of Lust” is the 16th single (the ninth in the US) by Depeche Mode. It’s the second of three singles sung by Martin Gore, rather than by David Gahan. The other two are “Somebody” from 1984, and “Home” from 1997.


7-inch – UK
Mute – 7 BONG 11 (released 14 April 1986)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • A1 A Question Of Lust 4:20
  • B1 Christmas Island 4:50 gw

12-inch – UK
Mute – 12 BONG 11 (released 14 April 1986)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • A1 A Question Of Lust (7-inch Version) 4:26
  • A2 Christmas Island (Extended) 5:30 gw
  • B1 People Are People (Live in Basel 1984) 4:21
  •  B2 It Doesn’t Matter Two (Instrumental) 2:49
  • B3 A Question Of Lust (Minimal) 6:49

7-inch – red transparent vinyl edition – Germany
Mute – 7 Bong 11 – Intercord Ton – INT 111.836 (released 14 April 1986)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • A1 A Question Of Lust 4:19
  • B1 Christmas Island 4:52 gw

12-inch – special edition – Germany
Mute – C Bong 11 – Intercord Ton – INT 126.844 (8 page leaflet included, released 14 April 1986)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • A1 A Question Of Lust (Flood Remix) 5:08
  • A2 Christmas Island (7-inch Version) 4:50 gw
  • B1 If You Want (Live in Basel 1984) 5:16 aw
  • B2 Shame (Live in Basel 1984) 4:13
  • B3 Blasphemous Rumours (Live in Basel 1984) 5:30

Cassette – limited edition – UK
Mute – C BONG 11 (packaged in a cardboard envelope, 8 page leaflet and metal badge included, released 14 April 1986)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • A1 A Question Of Lust (Flood Remix) 5:09
  • A2 Christmas Island (7-inch Version) 4:51 gw
  • B1 If You Want (Live in Basel 1984) 5:17 aw
  • B2 Shame (Live in Basel 1984) 4:09
  • B3 Blasphemous Rumours (Live in Basel 1984) 5:28

Note: “A Question Of Lust” is the first Depeche Mode single which was also released on cassette (in the UK only).


7-inch – US
Mute – Sire – 28697-7 (released 28 May 1986)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • A1 A Question Of Lust (Edit) 4:16
  • B1 Christmas Island (7-inch Version) 4:50 gw

7-inch – promo – US
Mute – Sire – 7-28697 (released in April or May 1986)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • A1 A Question Of Lust (Robert Margouleff Remix) 3:45
  • B1 A Question Of Lust (Edit) 4:16

12-inch – promo – US
Mute – Sire – PRO-A-2504 (released in April or May 1986)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • A1 A Question Of Lust (Robert Margouleff Remix) 3:45
  • B1 A Question Of Lust (Album Version) 4:26

7-inch – Philippines
Mute – MUS-911 (released in 1986)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • A1 A Question Of Lust (Edit) 4:18
  • B1 Satellite 4:32

7-inch – Japan
Mute – P-2097 (released 10 July 1986)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • A1 A Question Of Lust (Edit) 4:16
  • B1 Christmas Island (7-inch Version) 4:50 gw

12-inch – grey marbled vinyl edition – Germany
Mute – 12 Bong 11 – Intercord Ton – INT 126.841 (released in 1987 as part of the “Colour Collection”)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • A1 A Question Of Lust (7-inch Version) 4:26
  • A2 Christmas Island (Extended) 5:37 gw
  • B1 People Are People (Live in Basel 1984) 4:21
  •  B2 It Doesn’t Matter Two (Instrumental) 2:45
  • B3 A Question Of Lust (Minimal) 6:47

12-inch – yellow transparent vinyl special edition – Germany
Mute – C Bong 11 – Intercord Ton – INT 126.844 (8 page booklet included, released in 1987 as part of the “Colour Collection”, reissue released in 1988)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • A1 A Question Of Lust (Flood Remix) 5:08
  • A2 Christmas Island (7-inch Version) 4:50 gw
  • B1 If You Want (Live in Basel 1984) 5:16 aw
  • B2 Shame (Live in Basel 1984) 4:13
  • B3 Blasphemous Rumours (Live in Basel 1984) 5:30

CD – Belgium / Germany
Mute – CD 12 Bong 11 – Intercord Ton – INT 826.841 (released in 1990)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  1. A Question Of Lust (7-inch Version) 4:27
  2. Christmas Island (Extended) 5:39 gw
  3. People Are People (Live in Basel 1984) 4:21
  4. It Doesn’t Matter Two (Instrumental) 2:47
  5. A Question Of Lust (Minimal) 6:49

CD – France
Mute – Virgin – 30167 (released in 1990)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  1. A Question Of Lust (Flood Remix) 5:08
  2. Christmas Island (7-inch Version) 4:50 gw
  3. If You Want (Live in Basel 1984) 5:16 aw
  4. Shame (Live in Basel 1984) 4:13
  5. Blasphemous Rumours (Live in Basel 1984) 5:30

CD – UK / US
Mute – CDBONG 11 / Mute – Sire – 40317-2 (released 25 November 1991 / 3 December, as part of the Singles Box 3 and separately)

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  1. A Question Of Lust (7-inch Version) 4:28
  2. Christmas Island (7-inch Version) 4:51 gw
  3. Christmas Island (Extended) 5:39 gw
  4. People Are People (Live in Basel 1984) 4:23
  5. It Doesn’t Matter Two (Instrumental) 2:46
  6. A Question Of Lust (Minimal) 6:48

Music video – Worldwide
Mute – no catalogue number (directed by Clive Richardson, released in April 1986)

  1. A Question Of Lust (Edit) 4:15

Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust

  • all tracks written by Martin Gore, except gw by Gore and Alan Wilder, aw by Wilder
  • produced by Daniel Miller, Gareth Jones, and Depeche Mode
  • highest chart position 28 (UK)
  • the second single from the album Black Celebration, also appears on the compilation The Singles 86>98 and the box set Black Celebration | The 12″ Singles
  • 1986 Depeche Mode was Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan, Martin Gore, and Alan Wilder