"Enjoy the Silence" is Depeche Mode's twenty-fourth UK single, recorded in 1989 and released on 5 February 1990, it was the second single from the then upcoming album Violator.
It is one of the best known Depeche Mode songs, along with "Just Can't Get Enough", "People Are People", "Strangelove" and "Personal Jesus". It has been recorded by many other artists, including Tori Amos, Anberlin, Breaking Benjamin, Susan Boyle, The Brains, Failure, Hybrid, Keane, Lacuna Coil, Nada Surf, Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, and Tanghetto. Today, many people consider this as Depeche Mode's signature song.
"Enjoy the Silence" was re-released as a single in 2004 for the Depeche Mode remix project Remixes 81 - 04, and was titled "Enjoy the Silence (Reinterpreted)" or, more simply, "Enjoy the Silence 04". The "Reinterpreted" version was remixed by Mike Shinoda, the rapper and producer for the American band Linkin Park.
The single is Gold certificated in the US and Germany.