"How Soon Is Now?" is one of the best-known songs by British band The Smiths. Despite its prominent place in The Smiths' repertoire, however, it is not generally considered to be representative of the band's style.
Originally a B-side with "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" on the 12" single version of "William, It Was Really Nothing" in 1984, the song was subsequently featured on the compilation album Hatful of Hollow and on US, Australian and Warner UK editions of Meat Is Murder. It was belatedly released as an A-side in the UK in 1985, reaching #24 on the singles chart. The single did not make the US Top 40.
Im a real smiths fan, it matched the way i felt hen i was young, plus, they were cool! Although now, looking back, the music was kind of "i wanna kill myself..."