Our '80s Singles project is going steady: head over to Cool Music Database for the list of our Top 50 Singles of 1985 topped by one of The Smiths defining songs, the glorious "How Soon Is Now?".
Unbelievably, this pop masterpiece was originally released as the b-side to "William, It Was Really Nothing", but on January '85 it finally got its own release as a single, backed by "Well I Wonder". By that time most Smiths fans already had the song in their record collections on way or the other (it was also included in the '84 compilation "Hatful of Hollow"), resulting in an unflattering chart placing, reaching only as far as number 24 on the UK Singles Chart. But is there anyone who truly believes that the pop charts have ever told the truth about the history of pop music?
Listen to most of the tracks in our Top 50 in the widget below and go here for the missing entry at number 23.
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?