Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody

Originally released 29 October 1984, “Blasphemous Rumours” / “Somebody” is the 12th single by Depeche Mode and the band’s first double A-side single. “Somebody” is the first of three singles sung by Martin Gore, rather than by main vocalist David Gahan (the other two are “A Question Of Lust” from 1986, and “Home” from 1997). “Blasphemous Rumours” / “Somebody” was initially not commercially released as a single in the US.


7-inch – UK
Mute – 7 BONG 7 (released 29 October 1984)

Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody

  • A1 Somebody (Remix) 4:19
  • AA1 Blasphemous Rumours 5:06

7-inch – UK
Mute – 7 BONG 7 E (released 29 October 1984)

Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody

  • A1 Somebody (Remix) 4:19
  • A2 Everything Counts (Live in Liverpool 1984) 5:52
  • AA1 Blasphemous Rumours (7-inch Version) 5:06
  • AA2 Told You So (Live in Liverpool 1984) 4:54

12-inch – UK
Mute – 12 Bong 7 (released 29 October 1984)

Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody

  • A1 Blasphemous Rumours (Album Version) 6:21
  • B1 Somebody (Live in Liverpool 1984) 4:23
  • B2 Two Minute Warning (Live in Liverpool 1984) 4:33 aw
  • B3 Ice Machine (Live in Liverpool 1984) 3:48 vc
  • B4 Everything Counts (Live in Liverpool 1984) 5:44

7-inch – red transparent vinyl edition – Germany
Mute – 7 Bong 7 – Intercord Ton – INT 111.824 (released 29 October 1984)

Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours

  • A1 Somebody (Remix) 4:20
  • AA1 Blasphemous Rumours 5:06

12-inch – grey opaque vinyl edition – Germany
Mute – 12 Bong 7 – Intercord Ton – INT 136.803 (released 29 October 1984)

Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours

  • A1 Blasphemous Rumours (Album Version) 6:20
  • B1 Somebody (Live in Liverpool 1984) 4:26
  • B2 Two Minute Warning (Live in Liverpool 1984) 4:36 aw
  • B3 Ice Machine (Live in Liverpool 1984) 3:45 vc
  • B4 Everything Counts (Live in Liverpool 1984) 5:45

12-inch promo – US
Mute – Sire – PRO-A-2271 (released in 1984)

Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours

  • A1 Blasphemous Rumours (7-inch Version) 5:06
  • B1 Something To Do (Album Version) 3:45
  • B2 (Set Me Free) Remotivate Me (7-inch Version) 4:13

12-inch – yellow transparent vinyl edition – Germany
Mute – 12 Bong 7 – Intercord Ton – INT 126.839 (reissue released in 1987 as part of the “Colour Collection”)

Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours

  • A1 Blasphemous Rumours (Album Version) 6:20
  • B1 Somebody (Live in Liverpool 1984) 4:26
  • B2 Two Minute Warning (Live in Liverpool 1984) 4:36 aw
  • B3 Ice Machine (Live in Liverpool 1984) 3:45 vc
  • B4 Everything Counts (Live in Liverpool 1984) 5:45

12-inch – orange transparent vinyl edition – Germany
Mute – 12 Bong 7 – Intercord Ton – INT 126.839 (reissue released in 1988)

Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours

  • A1 Blasphemous Rumours (Album Version) 6:20
  • B1 Somebody (Live in Liverpool 1984) 4:26
  • B2 Two Minute Warning (Live in Liverpool 1984) 4:36 aw
  • B3 Ice Machine (Live in Liverpool 1984) 3:45 vc
  • B4 Everything Counts (Live in Liverpool 1984) 5:45

CD – France / Germany
Mute – Virgin – 30057 / Mute – Intercord Ton – INT 826.839 (released in 1987 / 1988)

Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody

  1. Blasphemous Rumours (Album Version) 6:24 / 6:24
  2. Somebody (Live in Liverpool 1984) 4:26 / 4:29
  3. Two Minute Warning (Live in Liverpool 1984) 4:36 / 4:36 aw
  4. Ice Machine (Live in Liverpool 1984) 3:45 / 3:46 vc
  5. Everything Counts (Live in Liverpool 1984) 5:45 / 5:45

CD – UK / US
Mute – CDBONG 7 / Mute – Sire – 40300-2 (released 25 November 1991 / 26 November, as part of the Singles Box 2 and separately)

Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody

  1. Blasphemous Rumours (Album Version) 6:22 / 6:23
  2. Told You So (Live in Liverpool 1984) 4:56 / 4:56
  3. Somebody (Remix) 4:21 / 4:20
  4. Everything Counts (Live in Liverpool 1984) 5:53 / 5:53

Note: This CD does not include Ice Machine which was removed from the cover on later editions.


Music videos – Worldwide
Mute – no catalogue number (directed by Clive Richardson, released in October 1984)

  1. Blasphemous Rumours (7-inch Version) 5:10

  1. Somebody (Remix) 4:23

Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody