500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The Smiths, 'How Soon Is Now?'
Writers: Johnny Marr, Morrissey
Producer: John Porter
Released: Feb. '85, Sire
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Morrissey cribbed lyrics from George Eliot, but guitarist Marr cited another reference: Derek and the Dominos. "I wanted an intro that was almost as potent as 'Layla,'" he said. "When [it] plays in a club or a pub, everyone knows what it is."
Appears on: Meat Is Murder (Warner Bros.)