Just Like Honey

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"Just Like Honey"
Single by The Jesus and Mary Chain
from the album Psychocandy
B-side "Head"
Released September 1985
Format 7", 2x7", 12"
Genre Shoegazing, Noise pop
Label Blanco y Negro
Writer(s) William Reid, Jim Reid
Producer(s) The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain singles chronology
"You Trip Me Up"
"Just Like Honey"
"April Skies"

"Just Like Honey" is a song by the Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain from their 1985 debut album Psychocandy. The track was released as the third single from the record through Blanco y Negro Records in September 1985. The song was written by band members William Reid and Jim Reid.

The song was featured in the closing scene of the 2003 film, Lost In Translation. It was also featured in the 2008 Norwegian film The Man Who Loved Yngve, the 2014 film The Curse of Styria, as well as a 2011 Volkswagen advertisement campaign. The beginning of the song features the opening drum riff of The Ronettes' "Be My Baby".[1]

The song was featured on the 2013 indie-pop compilation album Scared to Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980-1989.

Chart performance[edit]

The single reached number 45 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim Reid and William Reid.

7" (NEG 17)
  1. "Just Like Honey" - 3:00
  2. "Head" - 3:48
2x7" Gatefold (NEG 17)
  1. "Just Like Honey" - 3:00
  2. "Head" - 3:48
  3. "Inside Me" - 3:08
  4. "Just Like Honey (Demo)" - 2:54
12" (NEG 17T)
  1. "Just Like Honey" - 3:00
  2. "Head" - 3:48
  3. "Cracked" - 3:43
  4. "Just Like Honey (Demo)" - 2:54


The Jesus and Mary Chain[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]


  1. ^ "The 30 Greatest Rock & Roll Movie Moments". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Just Like Honey". Chart Stats. Retrieved on 22 August 2009.

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