Singles Going Steady

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Singles Going Steady
Compilation album by Buzzcocks
Released September 1979 (US)
November 1981 (UK)
Recorded November 1977 – July 1979
Genre Punk Rock
Length 47:49
Label EMI
Producer Martin Rushent
Buzzcocks chronology
Love Bites
Singles Going Steady
A Different Kind of Tension
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]
Q 4/5 stars[citation needed]

Singles Going Steady is a compilation album by English punk band Buzzcocks, released in September 1979 in the US and November 1981 in the UK through EMI Records. It features their United Kingdom single releases from 1977–1979, along with their corresponding B-sides.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Originally from Length
1. "Orgasm Addict"   Howard Devoto, Pete Shelley Non-album single 2:00
2. "What Do I Get?"   Shelley Non-album single 2:52
3. "I Don't Mind"   Shelley Another Music in a Different Kitchen 2:16
4. "Love You More"   Shelley Non-album single 1:47
5. "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)"   Shelley Love Bites 2:39
6. "Promises"   Steve Diggle, Shelley Non-album single 2:34
7. "Everybody's Happy Nowadays"   Shelley Non-album single 3:09
8. "Harmony in My Head"   Diggle Non-album single 3:06
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Originally from Length
1. "What Ever Happened To?"   Dial, Shelley "Orgasm Addict" single 2:12
2. "Oh Shit!"   Shelley "What Do I Get?" single 1:34
3. "Autonomy"   Diggle Another Music in a Different Kitchen 3:41
4. "Noise Annoys"   Shelley "Love You More" single 2:49
5. "Just Lust"   Alan Dial, Shelley Love Bites 2:58
6. "Lipstick"   Diggle, Shelley "Promises" single 2:36
7. "Why Can't I Touch It?"   Diggle, Steve Garvey, John Maher, Shelley "Everybody's Happy Nowadays" single 6:32
8. "Something's Gone Wrong Again"   Shelley "Harmony in My Head" single 4:29


In 2003, the album was ranked at number 358 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[3]

Pitchfork listed Singles Going Steady as 16th best album of the 1970s.[4]

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