Found That Soul

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"Found That Soul"
Found That Soul.jpg
Single by Manic Street Preachers
from the album Know Your Enemy
Released26 February 2001
Songwriter(s)James Dean Bradfield
Sean Moore
Nicky Wire
Producer(s)Dave Eringa
Manic Street Preachers singles chronology
"So Why So Sad"
"Found That Soul"
"Ocean Spray"

"Found That Soul" is a single by the Manic Street Preachers, released on 26 February 2001 from the Know Your Enemy album. Writing credit was shared by all three members of the band, James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire.[1] The song reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart.[2]


Launched on the same day as "So Why So Sad",[3] this was the first release by the Manics since the number-one hit "The Masses Against the Classes" thirteen months earlier. It reached a UK chart position of number 9 on 10 March 2001,[4] in the same week that "So Why So Sad" reached number 8.[5] Less than 200 copies separated "Found That Soul" from "So Why So Sad" placing it 1 place lower at number 9.[6] Despite making the top ten it wasn't included on the band's greatest hits album, Forever Delayed, making it the band's only top ten single at the time of the compilation's release not to appear.

The CD also included versions of "Locust Valley" and "Ballad Of The Bangkok Novotel," whereas the 7" included a live version of "The Masses Against the Classes". "Ballad of the Bangkok Novotel" is entirely sung by Nicky Wire. In Benjamin Millar's review of Know Your Enemy for The Blurb, he described "Found That Soul" which "gets us off to a manic and electric start, a sonic attack that makes a huge noise for a three-piece."[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written and composed by Nick Jones, James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore.

  1. "Found That Soul" - 3:05
  2. "Locust Valley" - 4:09
  3. "Ballad of the Bangkok Novotel" - 2:36
  1. "Found That Soul" - 3:05
  2. "So Why So Sad" - 3:55
  3. "Locust Valley" - 4:09
  4. "Ballad of the Bangkok Novotel" - 2:36
  1. "Found That Soul" - 3:05
  2. "The Masses Against the Classes" (live at Millennium Stadium, 31 December 1999) - 3:00


Chart (2001) Peak
UK Singles Chart[8] 9

UK Chart Performance[edit]

UK Top 40
Week 01 02


  1. ^ "'Found That Soul' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 25 January 2015. Note: User may have to click 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:' e.g Found That Soul; or at 'Performer:' Manic Street Preachers
  2. ^ "The Official Charts Company". The Official Charts Company. 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ Martin, Piers (12 September 2005). "Manic Street Preachers : So Why So Sad / Found That Soul". NME. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  4. ^ Johnson, Andy (12 June 2013). "[A122] 'Found That Soul'". Manic Street Preachers : A Critical Discography. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  5. ^ Scott, Paul (15 December 2006). "Top Ten Reasons why Britain's Music Critics needed The Strokes". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  6. ^ "The Official Charts Company". The Official Charts Company. 5 May 2013.
  7. ^ Millar, Benjamin (May 2001). "Manic Street Preachers: Dating the Enemy". The Blurb (5). Archived from the original on 5 July 2001. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Manic Street Preachers - Official Single Charts". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.

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