The Smiths
How Soon Is Now?





Release Year: 1984

Rankings:
All-Time
#71 / 1980s #8 / 1984 #2


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Blender (USA) - Standout Tracks from the 500 CDs You Must Own (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 59
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Ranking: Every Song by The Smiths, from Worst to Best (2017) 3
Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein (USA) - Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s (2014) No Order
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1980s (2001) 101
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s (2015) 10
Pitchfork (USA) - The Pitchfork 500 (2008) No Order
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared (2003) 10
Rikky Rooksby (USA) - Inside 100 Classic Rock Tracks (2001) No Order
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA)- The Songs That Shaped Rock (Additions 2011) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 486
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 477
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 1980s (2012) 30
Spectrum Culture (USA) - 100 Best Songs of the '80s (2017) 14
Spin (USA) - Nominations For the Best Songs of the Last 25 Years (2010) No Order
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 1001-2750
TimeOut (USA) - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008) No Order
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 80s (2011) 5
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009) 1
Artrocker (UK) - The 100 Greatest Art Rock Tracks (2010) 48
BBC (UK) - Pop on Trial, Top 50 Songs from the 1980s (2008) No Order
Dave Thompson (UK) - 1000 Songs that Rock Your World (2011) 212
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Smiths' 50 Greatest Songs (2016) 1
Mojo (UK) - The Ultimate Jukebox: 100 Singles You Must Own (2003) 18
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of NME's Lifetime (2012) 40
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1980s (2012) 3
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 4
NME (UK) - The Top 100 Singles of All Time (2002) 42
NME (UK) - The Top 150 Singles of All Time (1987) 66
Q (UK) - 50 Years of Great British Music, 10 Tracks per Decade (2008) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1010 Songs You Must Own (2004) No Order
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 14
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
Uncut (UK) - The Smiths' 30 Best Songs (2007) 1
Wanadoo (UK) - The 20 Best Songs of the 80s No Order
XFM (UK) - The Top 1000 Songs of All Time (2010) No Order
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Hartbeat! (Germany) - Top 100 Singles by 15 Critics (1997) 225
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 427
Philipp Holstein, RP Online (Germany) - Top 100 Songs of All Time (2015) 6
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 185
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) - 1020 Songs 1955-2005 (2005) No Order
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
Jocelyn Manchek (France) - Pop Rock Playlist: 2000 titres pour votre lecteur mp3 [2,000 Songs for Your MP3 Player] (2008) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Indispensable Songs (2006) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Necessary Songs (2015) 6
Richard Kingsmill (Australia) - Hottest 100 Songs of All Time (2009) 25
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Rumore (Italy) - Top 300 Songs of All Time (2017) 10
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 17
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 4
Rockerilla (Italy) - Singles of the Year 13