Has It Come to This?

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"Has It Come to This?"
The Streets - Has It Come To This single cover.jpg
Single by The Streets
from the album Original Pirate Material
Released8 October 2001
LabelLocked On/679
Songwriter(s)Mike Skinner
Producer(s)Mike Skinner
The Streets singles chronology
"Has It Come to This?"
"Let's Push Things Forward"

"Has It Come to This?" is a song by English alternative hip hop group The Streets. It was released in October 2001 as the lead single from their debut album Original Pirate Material. The song reached number 18 in the United Kingdom.

Critical reception[edit]

Upon release, it was reviewed by NME as "the most original, lyrical British rap in memory", charting "an evolutionary route for UK garage".[1] The song spent a total of five weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #18.[2] Leonie Cooper of NME called the pirate radio call to arms of 'Lock down your aerial' "iconic".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Has It Come to This?" (Original Mix)
  2. "Has It Come to This?" (Zed Bias Vocal Mix)
  3. "Has It Come to This?" (Jaimeson Mix)
  4. "Streets Score"


Chart (2001) Peak
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[4] 45
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 18


  1. ^ Kessler, Ted (2001-09-25). "The Streets : Has It Come To This?". NME. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  2. ^ "Skinner to release one more album". BBC News. 2008-08-12. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
  3. ^ Cooper, Leonie (October 13, 2017). "The Streets' 10 best songs". nme.com. NME. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.

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