On the third Monday of every January:
[W + (D - d)] x TQ
M x Na
M x Na
Where, W = weather, d = debt, T = time since Christmas, Q = time since failing our New Year’s resolutions, M = low motivational levels, and Na = the feeling of a need to take action. 'D' is not defined, since all good equations have an unknown. If only the marketing geniuses had included a differential equation. Then we could talk some serious calculus.
So, I just plugged my info into the above equation, and guess what the answer is? Come on nerds, think real hard! Hint: Its Fox Mulder's apartment number. Another Hint: Its one of the LOST numbers. Oh god, I just out-nerded myself! So? So let's dance....
My favorite "Blue Monday" is by New Order. This song was originally recorded as a 12" single in 1982, and charted numerous times in the UK. With two official remixes in 1988 and 1995. The original can be found on the superb New Order complication Substance, which I completely wore out on cassette circa 1989.
Buy: Substance (1987)
Blue Monday (88).mp3
Buy: The Best of New Order (1995)