Your all time top 10 Morrissey and Smiths songs

underthefloorboards

Bailiff's Gimp
Is my obsession with lists peculiar? You know I have a compilation album for every one of Morrissey's studio records. I simply adore lists.

Here's my Viva Hate:

1 Alsatian Cousin

2 Little Man, What Now?

3 Everyday is Like Sunday

4 Michael’s Bones

5 Disappointed

6 Suedehead

7 The Ordinary Boys

8 Late Night, Maudlin Street

9 Angel, Down We Go

10 Bengali in Platforms

11 East West

12 Sister, I’m a Poet

It's a wonderful listen. Almost as good as my 'Your Arsenal.'

Yes. It is a little peculiar, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's bad, does it? When you start making lists of your lists, that's another matter...
Care to share your 'Your Arsenal'?
 

bailiffwithbadbreath

'so-slow liberation army'
Yes. It is a little peculiar, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's bad, does it? When you start making lists of your lists, that's another matter...
Care to share your 'Your Arsenal'?

1 Glamorous Glue

2 November Spawned a Monster

3 Cosmic Dancer

4 National Front Disco

5 Billy Budd

6 Pashernate Love

7 The Last of the Famous International Playboys

8 You’re Gonna Need Someone On Your Side

9 Seasick, Yet Still Docked

10 I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday

11 We’ll Let You Know

12 I’ve Changed My Plea to Guilty

I had it on a tatty tape when I was a student and listened to it every night for months on end. Now I have the same thing on a CD. I love the fact it's raucous/rockabilly on the a-side and glam/romantic on the b-side.
 

billybud71

Thank You, But No...
the Smiths
  1. Well I Wonder
  2. This Charming Man
  3. Rubber Ring
  4. I Want The One I Cant Have
  5. There Is A Light That Never...
  6. Handsome Devil
  7. I Know Its Over
  8. Miserable Lie
  9. Still Ill
  10. What She Said

Morrissey
  1. Speedway
  2. November Spawned A Monster
  3. Best Friend On The Payroll
  4. The Boy Racer
  5. First Of The Gang To Die
  6. I Can Have Both
  7. I Have Forgiven Jesus
  8. I Know Its Gonna Happen Someday
  9. I Like You
  10. Sing Your Life (KROQ)
 

skull

Member
SMITHS

The headmaster ritual
Nowhere fast
Well I wonder
There is a light...
Asleep
Frankly Mr Shankly
A rush and a push...
Please please please...
Back to the old house
Suffer little children

MORRISSEY
More difficult here because there are too many I love...
 

Suedebread

The shop that never opens
I've got a top 12 for both from a little while ago. It was for the 'dream album' thread, so they're in what I think is a sweet running order. :guitar:


1. Alsatian Cousin
2. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
3. Satan Rejected My Soul
4. I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
5. It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small
6. Girl Least Likely To
7. Something Is Squeezing My Skull
8. Sister I'm A Poet
9. On The Streets I Ran
10. Pregnant For The Last Time
11. I'm OK By Myself
12. Tomorrow

1. The Queen Is Dead
2. What Difference Does It Make?
3. Rusholme Ruffians
4. Ask
5. Sheila Take A Bow
6. Cemetry Gates
7. The Headmaster Ritual
8. Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
9. What She Said
10. Rubber Ring
11. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby
12. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
 

Tbevie

Girl afraid
The Smiths

1. What difference does it make? (John Peel session)
2. Well I Wonder
3. Hand In Glove
4. That Joke isn't funny anymore
5. How soon is now?
6. Meat Is Murder (changed my life or at least my diet)
7. Rubber Ring
8. There is A Light
9. Panic
10. Please, please, please let me get what I want.

Morrissey

1. Let Me Kiss You
2. Mama lay softly on the river bed
3. Don't make fun of daddy's voice
4. Why don't you find out for yourself?
5. I've changed my plea to guilty
6. Sweetie Pie
7. Jack the Ripper (Beethoven version)
8. Life is a Pigsty
9. Maladjusted
10. Seasick, yet still docked
 

celibate

Forever Ill
hand in glove
well I wonder
headmaster's ritual
girl afraid
bigmouth strikes again
shakespeare's sister
I know it's over
I won't share you
paint a vulgar picture
that joke isn't funny anymore

Alsation cousin
now my heart is full
spring heeled Jim
speedway
why don't you find out for yourself
maudlin street
the world is full of crashing bores
come back to Camden
when I spoke to carol
we'll let you know
 

bailiffwithbadbreath

'so-slow liberation army'
It's nice reading lists but it would e even better if people would explain why they love certain songs. That's why I started the thread, really.
 

bailiffwithbadbreath

'so-slow liberation army'
For lovers of 'Alsatian Cousin,' here is a link given to me by 'Under The Floorboards.' This is a stunning live version of the song. It's stripped-bare and darkly brooding. Gorgeous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuVdXIkr5oo
 
This is a tough one, but I'll give it a try...

Morrissey (no order):

Everyday is like sunday
National front disco
Why don't you find out for yourself
Speedway
Will never marry
My love life
Late night, Maudlin street
Such a little thing makes such a big difference
Interesting drug
November spawned a monster

The Smiths (no order):

There is a light that never goes out
The boy with the thorn in his side
Please, please, please, let me get what I want
William, it was really nothing
Reel around the fountain
Well I wonder
I know it's over
Stretch out and wait
Asleep
Still ill (Peel session version)
 

This charming man.

Throbbing member.
The Smiths;

Reel Around The Fountain
Rusholme Ruffians
Asleep
The Queen Is Dead
The Death Of A Disco Dancer
Stretch Out And Wait
Panic
Please please please
Shoplifters
Still Ill

Morrissey;

TLOTIP
Spring-Heeled Jim
Billy Budd
Certain People I know
Suedehead
I Just Want To See The Boy Happy.
In The Future When All's Well
First Of The Gang To Die
November Spawned A Monster
Bengali In Platforms.
 

9 x Fined

nevermind
This has changed a lot over 20 years, but here's what seems to be etched into my heart more than the others...

rubber ring
some girls are bigger than others
wonderful woman
paint a vulgar picture
this night has opened my eyes
back to the old house
well I wonder
stop me...
half a person
the hand that rocks the cradle
 

underthefloorboards

Bailiff's Gimp
This has changed a lot over 20 years, but here's what seems to be etched into my heart more than the others...

rubber ring
some girls are bigger than others
wonderful woman
paint a vulgar picture
this night has opened my eyes
back to the old house
well I wonder
stop me...
half a person
the hand that rocks the cradle

I really like all your choices, especially 'Half A Person', the opening line is great. Sadly I remember hearing that line and just thinking how much I could relate to it at the time.
'Wonderful Woman'/'What Do You See In Him?' I LOVE. 'She will plague you, and I will be glad'.
 

bailiffwithbadbreath

'so-slow liberation army'
I don't think I could name a favourite Morrissey lyric. The whole of 'What She Said' would surely be among them.
 

Thelioninlove

New Member
The Smiths

These are my favourites...

1 - Stretch Out and Wait
2 - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
3 - Well I Wonder
4 - Asleep
5 - I Know It's Over
6 - Frankly, Mr Shankly
7 - You've Got Everything Now
8 - Bigmouth Strikes Again
9 - I Keep Mine Hidden
10 - Rubber Ring]


I've never liked...
Panic
I've listened to The Smiths almost every day for nearly four years. I've come to like every song at some point.. apart from this one. I haven't listened to it in its entirety enough to be able to justify my reasons. It just annoys me when it starts. I should give it a chance.
 

bailiffwithbadbreath

'so-slow liberation army'
The Smiths

These are my favourites...

1 - Stretch Out and Wait
2 - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
3 - Well I Wonder
4 - Asleep
5 - I Know It's Over
6 - Frankly, Mr Shankly
7 - You've Got Everything Now
8 - Bigmouth Strikes Again
9 - I Keep Mine Hidden
10 - Rubber Ring]


I've never liked...
Panic
I've listened to The Smiths almost every day for nearly four years. I've come to like every song at some point.. apart from this one. I haven't listened to it in its entirety enough to be able to justify my reasons. It just annoys me when it starts. I should give it a chance.

'Panic' is one of those songs people who don't really understand the Smiths always adore, along with 'This Charming Man' and 'Heaven Knows.'
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
'Panic' is one of those songs people who don't really understand the Smiths always adore, along with 'This Charming Man' and 'Heaven Knows.'

Is it? All of those are brilliant, both lyrically and musically. But they are rather "popular" and quite easy to hum along to...
 

bailiffwithbadbreath

'so-slow liberation army'
Is it? All of those are brilliant, both lyrically and musically. But they are rather "popular" and quite easy to hum along to...

I distinctly remember that, as a child, my Morrissey-hating family would begin tapping their toes in unison during those songs. In my father's case, it occasional progressed to finger tapping. However, I do believe 'Ouija Board' once induced car sickness in my sister. Good times and not so good times.
 
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