February/May 1995


Hand In Glove(John Porter mix, not single version)
This Charming Man
What Difference Does It Make?
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
William, It Was Really Nothing
How Soon Is Now?
Shakespeare's Sister
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (album version)
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Sheila Take A Bow
Girlfriend In A Coma
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Australia CD [Warner Australia 99090-2]
Brazil CD [WEA 4509-99090-2]
Canada CD [WEA CD 99090]
Canada CS [WEA 99090-4]
Germany/Europe CD [WEA 4509-99090-2]
Germany/Europe CS [WEA 4509-99090-4]
India CS [WEA99090/Magnasound C1-R1530]
Japan CD [WEA WPCR-265]
Japan CD [1997 reissue on WEA WPCR-1273]
Japan CD [2000 reissue on WEA WPCR-1924]
Korea CD [WEA 4509-99090-2]
Korea CS [WEA 4509-99090-4]
Malaysia CS [WEA 4509-99090-4/WE491]
Peru CS [WEA CSC 99090-4]
Philippines CS [WEA/Warner Music Philippines 4509-99090-4]
Poland CS [Polton PCW-660]
South Africa CD [Warner Bros/Tusk WICD5203]
Taiwan CD [WEA 4509-99090-2]
Thailand CS [WEA 99090-4]
Turkey CS [MMY Musik 4509-99090-4]
USA CD [Reprise 9 45932-2]
USA CD [BMG Direct 9 45932-2, D108712]
USA CS [Reprise 9 45932-4]
unknown [Art Pop 3031-99090-2]


Additional information:
Compilation of all 18 tracks having been released as singles in the UK.

UK television advert from the time of the original release can be seen here.


Artwork information:
Actress Diana Dors, a still from "Yield To The Night" (1956) which is known in North America under the title "Blonde Sinner". In Canada, the name of the band on the front is white instead of orange but the booklet is produced from high quality glossy paper unlike the international editions.

The back shows a close-up of the front photograph.


Additional release date information:
Europe: 20 February 1995
USA/Canada: 23 May 1995
Japan re-release: 30 September 1997


Chart peak information:
UK: 5
Canada: did not make the top 100
USA: did not make the top 200


UK: Gold on 1 March 1995, Platinum on 16 May 2003


Germany: The release of this album was promoted in Germany with stock copies of the Germany/Europe cd paired with a German press sheet.

Japan: Promo cds of the original 1995 pressing had a numbered promo sticker on the back and promo characters etched on the cd's inner ring.

Spain: A one-track promo cd of "This Charming Man" with orange coloured label was produced to promote the 2001 reissue of this album in Spain.

USA: The album was promoted with stock copies of the cd stamped with a promo warning in gold on the front of the insert. Some copies may have been paired with a black and white promo photo of the band. Excerpts of songs from "Singles" were included on a various artists promo cd compilation titled "1995 Warner Guide".



"For the sleeve of Singles Warner had used a bleakly soothing shot of Diana Dors that I had housed at Rough Trade many years ago in readiness for the next block of Smiths dynamite."
- Morrissey, "Autobiography"