"Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me"


Johnny came up with the chord structure of this song after the Carlisle concert in October 1986. It came together during the recording sessions for the "Strangeways, Here We Come" album which took place in March-April 1987 at Wool Hall Studios in Bath, with Stephen Street as producer, helped by Johnny and Morrissey. The piano intro was originally a different piece, it was decided in the studio to stitch it at the start of the song.


album / full single version {5:04}
"Strangeways Here We Come" album
• 12" and cd-single of "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me"
"Best...II" album
"Singles" album
single edit {3:11}
• 7" single of "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me"
"The Very Best Of The Smiths" [remastered 2001]
"The Sound Of The Smiths" [remastered 2008]


This song has never been performed specifically for radio or television.


This song was never done live by the Smiths. It has been performed live 145 times by Morrissey after the Smiths. It was introduced on the 1999-2000 Oye Esteban tour where it was done every night bar three, almost always as the encore. It returned to the sets in late September 2004 on the You Are The Quarry tour and done a majority of dates until the end of that year. It was played a further 10 times early into the subsequent Tour Of The Tormentors MMVI, again as a set closer. Following this, it appeared sporadically on the setlist a further 2 times in July on the latter tour, and 8 more times in October-November 2007 on the Greatest Hits tour. It was last heard in 2012 when it was done at about half the concerts, mostly in the middle of the year.

live England December 2004 {3:57} [Morrissey after the Smiths]
"Live At Earls Court" live album


No demos or studio outtakes of this song have leaked to the general public at this point in time.



How was the intro to 'Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me' done?
Andy Rourke: "It's the sound effects of a crowd noise from the BBC sound effects library, isn't it? I think it was a strike or something, outside a pit." Mike Joyce: "Good intro, that, isn't it? When it all goes, Baaah... That's a pop-in, though. We didn't all go (quietly) one-two-three-four. It's just spliced in."
- Select, April 1993