by Mark Nobes, chief editor

With it's highly infectious melody, this was a tune that really lived up to its title and it's classic 80s synthpop at its finest. "Just Can't Get Enough" was Depeche Mode's third single release, and the second (and final) release from the album Speak & Spell album was released a month after the single in October '81.

Originally released in September 1981, this was also their first and biggest hit in Australia, reaching #4 and peaking at #8 here in the UK.

This was the last single to be written by Vince Clarke, who left the band in December 1981 and went on to join Yazoo with Alison Moyet, and then Erasure with Andy Bell.

Depeche Mode's first ever video was released with this single, which was also the only video to feature Vince Clarke. 

Just Can't Get Enough 7 inch sleeve rear - Any Second Now

7 inch sleeve front and rear

"Just Can't Get Enough" entered the UK singles chart at No.44 on 13th September 1981 (making it the second highest new entrey behind Starsound "Stars on 45 Volume 3" which entered at No.33), in the same week that Depeche Mode's previous single "New Life" spent its last week in the Top 75 at No.74. The single reached No.8 on 11th October for one week, making it the first single by the band to enter the UK Top 10.
The UK single featured "Any Second Now" as the B-side. In the U.S., "Tora! Tora! Tora!" featured as the B-side instead. The UK 12" included "Just Can't Get Enough" (Schizo Mix) (6:46) as the A-side, and "Any Second Now (Altered) (5:43) as the B-side.

12 inch front sleeve



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