The Story Behind The Smiths' Song 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'

- 15 September 2022 07:41 WIB
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JAKARTADAILY.ID – 'There is a light that never goes out' is a song from the album “The Queen Is Dead” which was released on the 16th of June, 1986 as the Smiths’ third studio album.

The album's title was inspired by “Last Exit to Brooklyn”. This is a 1964 novel by American writer, Hubert Selby Jr.

In this song, Morrissey as the vocalist participated as a songwriter, and Johnny Marr produced the album. 

The official audio was released in 2018 on The Smiths youtube channel, this song has already got more than 34 million views on Youtube.

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In 1990, readers of SPIN magazine voted this song number 1 on their list of the “Greatest Songs of all Time”.

The song was used in the 2009 romantic comedy film “500 Days of Summer” starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Quoted from, in 1993, guitarist, Johnny Marr, told Select magazine that he thought this was "the best song" that he had ever heard:

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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