|Single by The Jesus and Mary Chain|
|from the album Stoned & Dethroned|
|B-side||"The Perfect Crime"|
|Released||18 July 1994|
|Label||Blanco y Negro|
|Producer(s)||Jim Reid, William Reid|
|The Jesus and Mary Chain singles chronology|
"Sometimes Always" is a song by the Scottish alternative rock group The Jesus and Mary Chain and the first single from the group's album Stoned & Dethroned. It is a duet between Jim Reid and Hope Sandoval. It was released by Blanco y Negro Records in July 1994 and reached No. 22 in the UK single charts. "Sometimes Always" peaked at No. 62 on the Australian ARIA singles chart in August 1994. It also reached No. 4 on the US Alternative Songs chart which listed the most played songs on alternative radio., the band's last song to appear on that chart.
The song was recorded as a duet by Courtney Jaye and Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses on Jaye's 2010 album, The Exotic Sounds of Courtney Jaye and by The Brakes on their 2005 album "Give Blood", duetting with Becki and Julia of The Pipettes. In 2020, Hatchie and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart recorded a duet cover.
|UK Singles (OCC)||22|
|US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)||4|