"Thieves Like Us" is a single by British group New Order, released in April 1984 by Factory Records. It is named after the 1974 film Thieves Like Us, directed byRobert Altman. Bernard Sumner states during a TV interview in 1984, that the song title was suggested by John 'Jellybean' Benitez (an associate of the song's co-writer, Arthur Baker).
The B-side was "Lonesome Tonight" and the catalogue number FAC 103. Both tracks appear on the group's 1987 Substance compilation, and on the 2008 Collectors Edition of Power, Corruption & Lies, as well as the extended instrumental version of Thieves Like Us (originally the B-side to "Murder").
An instrumental of the track was featured in the 1986 movie Pretty in Pink.
|12": FAC 103 (UK)|
|1.||"Thieves Like Us"||6:36|
|2.||"Lonesome Tonight"||Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner||5:11|
|7": FAC 103 (UK)|
|1.||"Thieves Like Us"||3:54|
|2.||"Lonesome Tonight"||Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner||3:52|
|7": Tonpress S-534 (Poland)|
|1.||"Blue Monday"||Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner||7:29|
|2.||"Thieves Like Us"||6:36|
- Released in Poland under license of Factory Records, 1985
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||84|
|Irish Singles Chart||5|
|New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart||14|
|UK Singles Chart||18|
|UK Indie Singles||1|