21 Singles

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21 Singles
Compilation album by The Jesus and Mary Chain
Released July 2002
Recorded 1984–1998
Genre Alternative rock
Length 73:10
Label Rhino Records
Producer The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain chronology
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21 Singles
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21 Singles is a compilation album by Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain, released in July 2002. As the title proclaims, it contains 21 of the band's singles in order of their release, from their fifteen-year career, including several tracks from Psychocandy.[1][2]

The single versions of many of these songs differ from their album versions. "April Skies" is missing the final verse from the LP version; "Happy When It Rains" is missing the final chorus; "Rollercoaster" is the original EP version, which features a drum machine and echo on the vocals; "Come On" is an extended version.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim Reid and William Reid, except where noted.

CD (0927 46141-2)
No. Title Length
1. "Upside Down" 3:01
2. "Never Understand" 2:58
3. "You Trip Me Up" 2:27
4. "Just Like Honey" 3:02
5. "Some Candy Talking" 3:18
6. "April Skies" 3:11
7. "Happy When It Rains" 3:05
8. "Darklands" 5:26
9. "Sidewalking" 3:32
10. "Blues from a Gun" 4:43
11. "Head On" 4:12
12. "Rollercoaster" 3:53
13. "Reverence" 3:42
14. "Far Gone and Out" 2:52
15. "Almost Gold" 3:20
16. "Snakedriver" 3:42
17. "Sometimes Always" (W. Reid) 2:33
18. "Come On" (J. Reid) 3:17
19. "I Hate Rock 'n' Roll" (W. Reid) 3:43
20. "Cracking Up" (W. Reid) 4:43
21. "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" (J. Reid) 2:37

Original Releases[edit]

Some tracks differ from the versions on the albums listed.


  1. ^ Zoe Howe (11 November 2014). The Jesus and Mary Chain: Barbed Wire Kisses. St. Martin's Press. pp. 263–. ISBN 978-1-250-03023-8. 
  2. ^ Peter Buckley (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. pp. 1949–. ISBN 978-1-85828-457-6. With Hart spending more of his time working on video production, The Jesus & Mary Chain became essentially the Reid ... The 21 SINGLES compilation of 2002 suggested a full stop to the Mary Chain's story, but it remains unclear whether the ...