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Krafty single.jpg
Single by New Order
from the album
Waiting for the Sirens' Call
Released 7 March 2005
Format CD, vinyl record (12")
Genre Alternative rock, alternative dance
Length 3:47 (single edit)
4:51 (album version)
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Phil Cunningham, Peter Hook
Producer(s) New Order, John Leckie
New Order singles chronology
"Here to Stay"

"Krafty" is a song by New Order, released as the first single from the band's 2005 album, Waiting for the Sirens' Call.

It marks the first new release by New Order for Warner Bros. Records without London Records and was produced by John Leckie, who is notable for his involvement in records such as Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, Simple Minds' Real to Real Cacophony, Radiohead's The Bends and The Stone Roses' debut album. As with most New Order releases, the artwork is provided by Peter Saville.

Reviews for the song were mixed; Pitchfork Media rated it 3/5, stating "This is a tough call to make, because New Order are often at their best when they're impossibly aloof, but there's a fine line between effortless and tuneless, and "Krafty" isn't the former." When reviewed on the BBC Radio show "Roundtable", one reviewer rated it 5/10, another 6/10 and yet another 7/10.

"Krafty" was released on 7 March 2005 in the UK and in lieu of B-sides there are a plethora of remixes of the A-side. A US version was released 3 May 2005.

The video, directed by Johan Renck, who also directed the video for "Crystal", appears to be set in Sweden and depicts two teenage lovers.

The track reached number 26 in Ireland in its week of release, and peaked at number 8 in the United Kingdom. In July 2005, it reached number 2 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

Upon the release of the Xbox 360, this song, along with a few other samples, were written on the hard drives of premium package 360s for use with the integrated music player. It was also included as part of the soundtrack of the game Project Gotham Racing 3.

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by New Order.

CD #1: NUOCD13 (UK & Europe)
1."Krafty" (single edit)3:47
2."Krafty" (album version)4:33
CD #2 (Enhanced): NUOCP13 (UK & Europe)
1."Krafty" (The Glimmers 12" Extended Mix)6:52
2."Krafty" (Phones Reality Remix) (Remixed by Paul Epworth)7:05
3."Krafty" (Andy Green Remix)3:24
4."Krafty" (re-edit of album version) (Mixed by Rich Costey)4:53
5."Krafty" (Video)3:47
CD: Warner Bros. 42800-2 (US)
1."Krafty" (radio edit)3:47
2."Krafty" (Morel's Pink Noise Vocal) (Remixed by Richard Morel)7:52
3."Krafty" (DJ Dan Vocal)8:18
4."Krafty" (Eric Kupper Club Mix)9:11
5."Krafty" (The Glimmers 12" Extended Mix)6:52
6."Krafty" (Phones Reality Remix) (Remixed by Paul Epworth)7:05
7."Krafty" (Riton Re-Rub Remix)6:54
12": NUOX13 (UK & Europe)
1."Krafty" (single edit)3:47
2."Krafty" (The Glimmers 12" Extended Mix)6:52
3."Krafty" (Phones Reality Remix) (Remixed by Paul Epworth)7:05
4."Krafty" (The Glimmers Dub Version)5:53
2×12": PRO-A-101531 (US) - promotional vinyl
1."Krafty" (Eric Kupper Club Mix)9:00
2."Krafty" (album version)4:33
3."Krafty" (Morel's Pink Noise Vocal) (Remixed by Richard Morel)7:52
4."Krafty" (The Glimmers Dub)5:53
5."Krafty" (DJ Dan Vocal)8:18
6."Krafty" (Riton Re-Rub Remix)6:54
7."Krafty" (Morel's Pink Noise Dub) (Remixed by Richard Morel)7:30
8."Krafty" (Phones Reality Remix) (Remixed by Paul Epworth)7:06

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[1] 54
Brazil (ABPD)[2] 96
German Media Control Singles Chart[3] 65
Irish Singles Chart[4] 26
UK Singles Chart[5] 8
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 2
US Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 4
US Billboard Hot Singles Sales 18


  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  2. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Charts Surfer - UK, German and French charts". Retrieved 2008-09-03. 
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts". IRMA. Retrieved 2008-10-02. 
  5. ^ "Chart Stats - New Order". Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2008-10-02. 

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