Happy 51st, Depeche Mode's Martin Gore: A Birthday Playlist

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"Somebody": Though I didn't want to bring up too many of the big hits, there is no getting around the fact that "Somebody" from 1984's Some Great Reward is one of the most romantic songs ever written. I should know, it was the song that I had played at my wedding to welcome the bridesmaids before seeing the vision that was my future wife.

This got a little awkward when I realized that the song is really just about pillow-talking your way into someone's pants. Fun fact: Gore recorded vocals for "Somebody" in the nude.

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