"The Day Before You Came" was originally released by Abba in 1982. It was one of their last single releases and some consider it as a flop and a career mistake . In 1984, Blancmange recorded their own cover version of the song for London Records. The song appeared both as 7" and 12" record with "All Things Are Nice" as a b-side. It certinly lived up to the original version and today most people remember it as theirs.