Stretch out and wait is a classic! That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore and I Know It's Over are both good songs...sod it, the WHOLE Smiths catagory, he sings well
Well, I know it's over is something more than a good song, IMO (maybe my fav, but everyone has its own). But even not judging the song, but just the vocal performance, should we talk about "oh mother I can feel the soil falling over my heeead oh oh oh oh"....? It still makes me cry, always.
I too simply adore that song. I can't pick a fave, it depends whichemotion needs releasing at any one time.
Suffer Little Children, Wonderful women, Well I wonder and when he sings "Send me the pillow the one that you dream on........and I'll send you mine" on Some Girls still stop time and make life so much harder once the music stops.
Perhaps what I love most about the singing on this song is how Morrissey sings the "S"'s, especially in the second verse:
It was only a tesssst
But she swam to far against the tide
She deserves all she getsssss
The sky became mad with starsssss
As an outstretched arm slowly disappearsssss
His voice is so dark and deep on this song. It's almost as if you could walk around in it, you're totally immersed in it. His voice is like a gentle caress.
Interesting thread...it's got me thinking. There are so many great vocals to choose from. I honestly believe he is one of the greatest singers in the history of pop music...but how did he get that way?