“Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth” is a song by the American rock group Sparks. The song was recorded by the group’s mid-1970s ‘glam’ line-up. It was released in late 1974 as the first single from the group’s fourth album, Propaganda. Depeche Mode recorded a cover version on a single-sided flexi-disc which was sent to members of their official fan club for Christmas 1987. Martin Gore, the guitarist and songwriter of Depeche Mode, recorded a cover version for his first solo EP, Counterfeit, in 1989. Billy Mackenzie recorded a version which appeared on his 2005 album Transmission Impossible. Mary Hopkin recorded a version which appeared on her 2007 album Valentine.