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September 1979


4.524 (average of 7 ratings)


punk rock



Album Tracks:

  1. Orgasm Addict
  2. What Do I Get?
  3. I Don’t Mind
  4. Love You More
  5. Ever Fallen in Love?
  6. Promises
  7. Everybody’s Happy Nowadays
  8. Harmony in My Head
  9. Whatever Happened To?
  10. Oh Shit!
  11. Autonomy
  12. Noise Annoys
  13. Just Lust
  14. Lipstick
  15. Why Can’t I Touch It?
  16. Something’s Gone Wrong Again

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
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peak on U.S. Billboard album chart --
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Orgasm Addict (10/77) –
  • What Do I Get? (1/78) #37 UK
  • I Don’t Mind (4/78) #55 UK
  • Love You More (7/78) #34 UK
  • Ever Fallen in Love (9/78) #12 UK
  • Promises (11/78) #20 UK
  • Everybody’s Happy Nowadays (3/79) #29 UK
  • Harmony in My Head (7/79) #32 UK




Singles Going Steady



“If Never Mind the Bollocks and London Calling are held up as punk masterpieces, then there’s no question that Singles Going Steady belongs alongside them. In fact, the slew of astonishing seven-inches collected on Steady and their influence on future musicians – punk or otherwise – sometimes even betters more famous efforts.” NR

“The title and artwork alone (the latter itself partially inspired by the Beatles’ Let it Be) have been parodied or referred to by Halo of Flies and Don Caballero, which titled its own singles comp Singles Breaking Up.” NR

“As for the music, anybody who ever combined full-blast rock, catchy melodies and romantic and social anxieties owes something to what the classic quartet did here. The deservedly well-known masterpiece Ever Fallen in Love appears along with Love BitesJust Lust, but the remaining tracks originally appeared only as individual A and B-sides, making this collection all the more essential.” NR

“The earlier numbers showcase a band bursting with energy and wicked humor – the tongue-in-cheek Orgasm Addict, details the adventures of a sex freak with a ridiculous fake orgasm vocal break to boot.” NR

“However, the slightly more serious but no less frenetic singles are equally enthralling. What Do I Get? with its pained cry about lacking love, the deeply cynical Everybody’s Happy Nowadays and Diggle’s roaring Harmony in My Head are just three highlights on an album made of them.” NR

“The final songs show the band incorporating their more adventuresome side into their singles, as with the slower, very Can-inspired Why Can't I Touch It?, the semi-jokey stop-start thrash Noise Annoys, and the Murphy’s Law worries of Something’s Gone Wrong Again.” NR

Review Source(s):

Ever Fallen in Love

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Last updated April 18, 2011.