Honestly (Zwan song)

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Zwan Honestly.jpg
Single by Zwan
from the album Mary Star of the Sea
Released 2003
Genre Alternative rock, dream pop
Length 12:11
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) Billy Corgan
Producer(s) Billy Corgan, Bjorn Thorsrud
Zwan singles chronology

"Honestly" is a song by American alternative rock group Zwan. It was the first single from their album, Mary Star of the Sea. The song was written by Billy Corgan.

The B-side "The Number of the Beast" was used in the opening credits of the 2002 film Spun by director Jonas Åkerlund.


"Honestly" is a rock song in the key of D major. Musically, it bears some similarities to the chord progression of Corgan compositions "Today" and the chorus of "Cherub Rock". The guitar parts liberally use a flanger effect.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Billy Corgan, except where noted.

  1. "Honestly" – 3:47
  2. "The Number of the Beast" (Steve Harris) – 4:18
  3. "Freedom Ain't What It Used to Be" – 4:05

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003)[1][2] Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 26
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 17
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 86
Ireland (IRMA) 42
Italy (FIMI)[5] 18
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 92
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 35
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 28
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 3
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 7
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 21