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The Smiths

How Soon Is Now?

Rock
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  • Space
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1984
  • 1985
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  • 1984
  • 1987

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“How Soon Is Now?“ is a song by the British alternative rock band The Smiths. Written by Smiths singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr, it was originally a B-side of the 1984 single “William, It Was Really Nothing”. “How Soon Is Now?“ was subsequently featured on the compilation album Hatful of Hollow and on American, Australian and Warner UK editions of the group’s second album Meat Is Murder (1985). It was belatedly released as a single in the UK in 1985, where it reached number 24 on the UK Singles Chart. Sire Records chief Seymour Stein called it “the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ of the Eighties”, while co-writer Johnny Marr described it as “possibly our most enduring record. It’s most people’s favourite, I think.“ Despite its prominent place in The... Read on...

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This song is listed #486 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Spain, Argentina, United States, Austria, El Salvador, Netherlands, France, Italy, Slovakia, and Canada.

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