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THE SMITHS - WILLIAM, IT WAS REALLY NOTHING (SONG)
Year:1984
Music/Lyrics:Johnny Marr
Morrissey [UK]
Producer:John Porter

7" Single
Rough Trade RT 166 (uk)



12" Maxi
Rough Trade RTT 166 (uk)



7" Single Repress
Rough Trade RT 166 (uk)


TRACKS
20/08/1984
7" Single Rough Trade RT 166 [uk]
16/11/1987
Repress - 7" Single Rough Trade RT 166 [uk]
1. William, It Was Really Nothing
2:10
2. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
1:50
   
20/08/1984
12" Maxi Rough Trade RTT 166 [uk]
16/11/1987
12" Maxi Rough Trade RTT 166 [uk]
1. William, It Was Really Nothing
2:10
2. How Soon Is Now?
6:43
3. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
1:50
   

AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
2:10William, It Was Really NothingRough Trade
RTT 166
Single
12" Maxi
20/08/1984
2:10William, It Was Really NothingRough Trade
RT 166
Single
7" Single
20/08/1984
2:09Hatful Of HollowRough Trade
ROUGH 76
Album
LP
12/11/1984
2:10Louder Than BombsSire
1-25569
Album
LP
30/03/1987
2:10Best...IWEA
4509-90327-2
Album
CD
14/08/1992
2:11Louder Than Bombs [Re-Release]WEA
4509-93833-2
Album
CD
22/11/1993
2:10SinglesWEA
4509 99090-2
Album
CD
20/02/1995
2:13The Very Best OfWEA
8573 88948 2
Album
CD
04/06/2001
2:12The Sound Of The SmithsRhino
2564-69370-9
Album
CD
21/11/2008
2:10The Sound Of The Smiths [Deluxe]Rhino
2564693717
Album
CD
21/11/2008
MUSIC DIRECTORY
The SmithsThe Smiths: Discography / Become a fan
THE SMITHS IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
This Charming Man06/05/1984156
How Soon Is Now?02/06/1985394
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side16/02/1986462
Bigmouth Strikes Again27/07/1986404
Girlfriend In A Coma18/10/1987297
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before14/02/1988314
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
The Smiths06/05/1984910
Hatful Of Hollow24/03/1985217
Meat Is Murder21/04/1985139
The Queen Is Dead17/08/19861710
The World Won't Listen19/04/19871610
Strangeways, Here We Come15/11/1987145
Rank09/10/1988257
Best...I04/10/1992155
SONGS BY THE SMITHS
A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
Accept Yourself
Ask
Asleep
Back To The Old House
Barbarism Begins At Home
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Cemetry Gates
Death At One's Elbow
Death Of A Disco Dancer
Frankly, Mr Shankly
Girl Afraid
Girlfriend In A Coma
Golden Lights
Half A Person
Hand In Glove
Handsome Devil
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
How Soon Is Now?
I Don't Owe You Anything
I Keep Mine Hidden
I Know It's Over
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
I Want The One I Can't Have
I Won't Share You
Is It Really So Strange?
Jeane
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
London
Meat Is Murder
Miserable Lie
Money Changes Everything
Never Had No One Ever
Nowhere Fast
Oscillate Wildly
Paint A Vulgar Picture
Panic
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Reel Around The Fountain
Rubber Ring
Rusholme Ruffians
Shakespeare's Sister
Sheila Take A Bow
Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Still Ill
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Stretch Out And Wait
Suffer Little Children
Sweet And Tender Hooligan
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
The Draize Train
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
The Headmaster Ritual
The Queen Is Dead
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
These Things Take Time
This Charming Man
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Unhappy Birthday
Unloveable
Vicar In A Tutu
Well I Wonder
What Difference Does It Make?
What She Said
William, It Was Really Nothing
Wonderful Woman
Work Is A Four-Letter Word
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
You've Got Everything Now
ALBUMS BY THE SMITHS
...Best II
Best...I
Complete
Hatful Of Hollow
Louder Than Bombs
Meat Is Murder
Rank
Singles
Singles Box
Strangeways, Here We Come
The Peel Sessions
The Queen Is Dead
The Smiths
The Sound Of The Smiths
The Very Best Of
The World Won't Listen
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.38 (Reviews: 21)
****
Platz 17 im September 1984 in England. Durchschnitt für sie.
*****
Ich weiß nicht wieso, aber der Song gefällt mir unheimlich gut.
*****
sehr schön
****
ziemlich unspektakulärer radiosound...
****
interessant
*****
sehr gut :)
*****
Prächtig! Und ich liebe die Textzeile "the rain falls down on a humdrum town, this town has dragged you down"!
******
Durfte ich live erleben, prächtig war das. Ein Smiths-Favorit. Zwischen fast nonchalanter Leichtigkeit und der charakteristischen Bitterkeit; gar nicht so nett, aber mir wird hier warm ums Herz.
*****
super
*****
Auch der gewinnt mit jedem Mal Hören ein bisschen was
dazu....


Knappe 5.
****
Solide Single, #8 IRL.
****
ansprechendes Gitarrenstück aus den 80er, das den Einstieg in den Morgen erleichtert – 4+...
*****
Mir gefällt er auf Anhieb.

24.09.13: Morrissey singt über seine Begegnung mit dem Associates-Sänger Billy (William) MacKenzie.
Last edited: 24.09.2013 15:02
*****
Dino sagt es, man muss sich hier reinhören - ein leicht punkiger Titel mit dem gewissen Etwas - 4.5*
**
Poor!
****
poor? gut! ;-)
*****
...sehr feine und zarte Musik...
***
There are bits I like of this, such as the fast paced back beat but the vocals are wearing and I don't really like the finished product.
****
Wirklich schön und im Gesamtkonzept sehr prägende Musik.
****
nicht schlecht, aber auch kein Überflieger
****
Die Smiths entdeckte ich erst, als es sie schon nicht mehr gab. Als Textanalyse immer sehr ergiebig.
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