Day 16: Taking a Ride With My Best Friend

Day 16 – Your favorite song from the Music for the Masses era

Music for the Masses is an amazing album from start to finish. Picking a single song is to leave out other masterpieces, but I have to go with “Never Let Me Down.” It’s and urgent and epic track, with a driving, kinetic feel to it. There’s dynamic motion in the music. The lyrics lend themselves to open-ended interpretation, leaving the listener to decide what it really means. It’s a song that I can associate with amazing concert memories as well as my best friends — sometimes at the same time.


Amanda is an enthusiastic, globe-trotting Mode fan who discovered the band in late 1998. Although she often feels like she got a late start in the Depeche Mode's career, she's survived nearly 20 years of the fandom, five new albums and multiple meetings with her love for the band intact (and stronger than ever). Amanda is a life-long creative, a classically trained graphic designer, working professionally as a User Experience Designer for one of the world's largest technology companies. When not at work or traveling for Depeche, she enjoys character illustration, comics, movies and Japanese Culture. And cats. Lots of Cats.