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THE SMITHS Compilation Album
Name Singles
Release 20 February 1995 (UK)
23 May 1995 (US)
Total Length 62:32
Recorded 1983-1987
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Morrissey
Johnny Marr
John Porter
The Smiths
Stephen Street
Roger Pusey
Dale "Buffin" Griffin
Art work Cover star: Diana Dors in Yield To The Night
Publisher WEA (UK)
Reprise Records (US)
Format(s) CD, Cassette
Chart position UK #5
Did not chart in US
Compilation Album chronology
...Best II
The Very Best Of The Smiths


Track list

UK & Europe [WEA 4509-99090-2], US [Reprise 9 45932-2]

  1. Hand In Glove – 3:21 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. This Charming Man – 2:41 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. What Difference Does It Make? – 3:50 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now – 3:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. William, It Was Really Nothing – 2:10 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. How Soon Is Now? – 6:43 (Morrissey/Marr)
  7. Shakespeare's Sister – 2:08 (Morrissey/Marr)
  8. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore – 4:57 (Morrissey/Marr)
  9. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side – 3:16 (Morrissey/Marr)
  10. Bigmouth Strikes Again – 3:14 (Morrissey/Marr)
  11. Panic – 2:19 (Morrissey/Marr)
  12. Ask – 3:15 (Morrissey/Marr)
  13. Shoplifters Of The World Unite – 2:57 (Morrissey/Marr)
  14. Sheila Take A Bow – 2:41 (Morrissey/Marr)
  15. Girlfriend In A Coma – 2:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  16. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish – 3:46 (Morrissey/Marr)
  17. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me – 5:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  18. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – 4:02 (Morrissey/Marr)

Discogs Information


  • Model [Cover Star] - Diana Dors
  • Photography By [Group] - Stephen Wright (4)
  • Producer - John Porter
  • Producer - Johnny Marr
  • Producer - Morrissey
  • Producer - Stephen Street
  • Producer - The Smiths
  • Written-By - Johnny Marr
  • Written-By - Morrissey


Issued in a jewel case with a dark tray and with a twelve page fold-out booklet. Copies of the jewel case may be etched at the front with a Warner logo.

Photo courtesy of Lumiere Pictures Ltd.

This compilation ℗ 1995 Warner Music UK Ltd. © 1995 Warner Music UK Ltd.

Made in Germany

Cover insert: 3-fold, full-colour 2-sided sheet (6 sections to view). Displays 18 cover images on opened inner. Folds down horizontally, then roll-folds closed. Track-list on inside facing page. 8 albums, with track-lists displayed when facing page opened.

Licensed by Gema


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Discogs information (additional release)


6 panel inlay printed boths sides. Clear cassette with silver slip sheets and on-body print. Made in Germany.

This version has vertical bars and numbers on the cassette window that differ from these other similar versions: Singles - Dots on window Singles - Nothing on window


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Wikipedia Information


Singles is the seventh compilation album by the English rock band the Smiths, pitched as a compilation of previously issued singles. It was released in February 1995 by the new owner of their back catalogue, WEA (Sire Records in the United States). Its highest British chart position was #5; it did not chart in the United States. Blender magazine listed the album among the "500 CDs You Must Own" on their website.