What Difference Does It Make? was the third single release by The Smiths and was the only single to be released from the band's self-titled studio album. Released in January 1984, The song reached #12 in the UK singles chart and, previously, This Charming Man had reached #8.

The single cover features actor Terence Stamp in a scene from the movie The Collector. However, the actor decided to deny permission for the use of the photo and another cover was shot featuring Morrissey doing a re-enactment of the scene. However, Terence Stamp changed his mind again (they're a funny lot these actors) and the cover featuring Morrissey is very rare and collectible.

The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make - Vinyl Rough Trade