50 Best Morrissey songs - Spin

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The top 50 Morrissey songs were all written by Johnny Marr.

Without him, he’d still be writing shitty letters to the editor and offering daft opinions on things beyond his scope.

...oh wait a minute. Never mind.
I don't agree with the first part but you did make me laugh :lbf:
 
A nice list, with good commentary.
Just thinking of the dozens of omissions makes you realize the vastness of his back catalogue.
 
Where's 'Bengali'?
Where's 'Break Up The Family'?
Where's 'King Leer'?
Where's 'Art-Hounds'?
Where's 'My love, I'd do anything for you'?
Where's 'There Speaks A True Friend'?
Where's 'Pigsty'?
Where's 'How Could Anybody'?
Where's 'Scandinavia'?
Where's 'Lifeguard'?
Where's 'Southpaw'?
 
Each to their own I guess but I would have Trouble Loves Me, It's Hard To Walk Tall When Your Small & I Can Have Both any day of the week before any ordinary cover version...
 
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Some maybe top 50 songs on Swords,.. Dearest Love, Ganglord
 
A review of the allegedly 50 best Morrissey songs by Annie Zaleski and Jason Anderson

50 Best Morrissey Songs - SPIN
This is definitely an odd list to me but it's rather well done and not "obvious"...if that could exist in a Morrissey top 50...lol.

I personally would not include covers.

This has a few songs that would make my worst list...#46, 36,35,plus a few

And how the heck did Boy Racer get top ten status??? And although I like it, I don't get the extreme love of Suedehead on this list and with Morrissey fans in general.

But hey it's all a matter of opinion:rolleyes:
 
I have far too much time on my hands. I'm sure I'm forgetting something obvious, but I don't care to scan my list all that closely

  1. Suedehead
  2. Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself
  3. Speedway
  4. Everyday is Like Sunday
  5. You Have Killed Me
  6. Late Night, Maudlin Street
  7. Now My Heart is Full
  8. First of the Gang to Die
  9. Ouija Board Ouija Board
  10. The National Front Disco
  11. Sunny
  12. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
  13. I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
  14. Let Me Kiss You
  15. Life is a Pigsty
  16. Jack the Ripper
  17. Boxers
  18. Interesting Drug
  19. November Spawned a Monster
  20. Certain People I Know
  21. Wide to Receive
  22. Alsatian Cousin
  23. Something is Squeezing My Skull
  24. Irish Blood, English Heart
  25. You’re the One for Me, Fatty
  26. The Boy Racer
  27. Sing Your Life
  28. Hairdresser on Fire
  29. All You Need is Me
  30. Trouble Loves Me
  31. Spring Heeled Jim
  32. Staircase at the University
  33. Billy Budd
  34. Kiss Me A Lot
  35. Home is a Question Mark
  36. You’re Gonna Need Someone On Your Side
  37. Alma Matters
  38. I’m Not Sorry
  39. The Bullfighter Dies
  40. I Don’t Mind if You Forget Me
  41. The Lazy Sunbathers
  42. How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel
  43. Mute Witness
  44. We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
  45. A Swallow on My Neck
  46. Hold On To Your Friends
  47. Spent the Day in Bed
  48. Art-Hounds
  49. Break Up the Family
  50. When Last I Spoke to Carol
Can we replace Bullfighter with At Amber and Wide to Receive with Swallow On My Neck? I am very happy that you recognize #40. That song would absolutely kick ass live!!! Can you imagine if he closed his concerts with that one...pandemonium.
 
Black Cloud?

Really?

You know this was a quick assignment.

"No problem. I'll have done by morning."

"Wait, is her name spelled with on or two r's?"
Indeed. “What’s that Smiths b-side called? The one that starts “Sing me to sleep,” ah, yes “Sing Me To Sleep.” Don’t worry, I got it.

No mention of “Nobody Loves Us” negates the entire list, unless I missed it because they called it “Stuff Our Faces With Cake”:
 
And how the heck did Boy Racer get top ten status??? And although I like it, I don't get the extreme love of Suedehead on this list and with Morrissey fans in general.

But hey it's all a matter of opinion:rolleyes:
For me Suedehead and its b-sides came as a huge relief. A sign that perhaps everything would be okay after all. Perhaps, it not only being a great single, but showing that Morrissey could still produce great music without Marr still gives it a place in the hearts of many.
 
Can we replace Bullfighter with At Amber and Wide to Receive with Swallow On My Neck? I am very happy that you recognize #40. That song would absolutely kick ass live!!! Can you imagine if he closed his concerts with that one...pandemonium.
Swallow On My Neck is down at #45. I desperately wish he'd play it live again. My love of Bullfighter is almost embarrassing at this point, but I do think it's a wonderful song. Stronger than At Amber, Do Your Best and Don't Worry, and some others that just missed the cut.
 
Everyday Is Like Sunday

First Of The Gang To Die

Suedehead

Nobody Loves Us

Come Back To Camden

Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself?

Speedway

Irish Blood, English Heart

Interesting Drug

Now My Heart Is Full

My Love Life

The Last Of The Famous International Playboys

Pregnant For The Last Time

Boxers

Jack The Ripper

The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get

Whatever Happens, I Love You

Life Is A Pigsty

Sunny

I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty

You Have Killed Me

I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris

Let Me Kiss You

The National Front Disco

Late Night, Maudlin Street

The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores

Glamorous Glue

Wide To Receive

Disappointed

November Spawned A Monster

Sister I’m A Poet

I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday

Ouija Board, Ouija Board

Will Never Marry

I Know Very Well How I Got My Name

Yes, I Am Blind

Haidresser On Fire

Alma Matters

I Have Forgiven Jesus

Oh Well, I’ll Never Learn

Lost

That’s How People Grow Up

Bengali In Platforms

Trouble Loves Me

Hold On To Your Friends

The Boy Racer

We’ll Let You Know

Piccadilly Palare

We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful

Treat Me Like A Human Being
 
Everyday Is Like Sunday

First Of The Gang To Die

Suedehead

Nobody Loves Us

Come Back To Camden

Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself?

Speedway

Irish Blood, English Heart

Interesting Drug

Now My Heart Is Full

My Love Life

The Last Of The Famous International Playboys

Pregnant For The Last Time

Boxers

Jack The Ripper

The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get

Whatever Happens, I Love You

Life Is A Pigsty

Sunny

I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty

You Have Killed Me

I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris

Let Me Kiss You

The National Front Disco

Late Night, Maudlin Street

The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores

Glamorous Glue

Wide To Receive

Disappointed

November Spawned A Monster

Sister I’m A Poet

I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday

Ouija Board, Ouija Board

Will Never Marry

I Know Very Well How I Got My Name

Yes, I Am Blind

Haidresser On Fire

Alma Matters

I Have Forgiven Jesus

Oh Well, I’ll Never Learn

Lost

That’s How People Grow Up

Bengali In Platforms

Trouble Loves Me

Hold On To Your Friends

The Boy Racer

We’ll Let You Know

Piccadilly Palare

We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful

Treat Me Like A Human Being
What, no 'Now I am a was', 'No one can hold a candle to you' or ' My Love I'd do anything for you'?
Not to criticize but to illustrate, as Thewlis has said his
catalogue is not only huge but rich.
There are a few in your list I've never heard of so the catalogue, for me atleast, continues to grow.
 
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According to this top 50.....

"Bona Drag" :- Best Song (excluding S/EILS) - November Spawned A Monster, Best non-single - Hairdresser On Fire

"Viva Hate" :- Best Song - Everyday Is Like Sunday, Best non-single - Alsatian Cousin

"Kill Uncle" :- Best Song - There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends, Best Single - Sing Your Life

"Your Arsenal" :- Best Song - Tomorrow, Best non-single - You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side

"Vauxhall And I" :- Best Song - The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get, Best non-single - Speedway

"Southpaw Grammar" :- Best Song - The Boy Racer, Best non-single - Reader Meet Author

"Maladjusted" :- Best Song - Alma Matters

"You Are The Quarry" :- Best Song - Irish Blood, English Heart, Best non-single - America Is Not The World

"Ringleader Of The Tormentors" :- Best Song - I Just Want To See The Boy Happy

"Years Of Refusal" :- Best Song - That's How People Grow Up, Best non-single - Black Cloud

"World Peace Is None Of Your Business" :- Best Song - Earth Is The Loneliest Planet

"Low In High School" :- Best Song - Spent The Day In Bed, Best non-single - I Wish You Lonely

best cover version - That's Entertainment

best non-album single - Boxers, best non-album b-side - Jack the Ripper

 
What, no 'Now I am a was', 'No one can hold a candle to you' or ' My Love I'd do anything for you'?
Not to criticize but to illustrate, as Thewlis has, that his catalogue is not only huge but rich.
There are few in your list I've never heard of so the catalogue, for me atleast, continues to grow.
I left out any cover versions, so no Interlude, which I love. I haven’t lived with LIHS long enough to include anything yet.
 
Swallow On My Neck is down at #45. I desperately wish he'd play it live again. My love of Bullfighter is almost embarrassing at this point, but I do think it's a wonderful song. Stronger than At Amber, Do Your Best and Don't Worry, and some others that just missed the cut.
Ah okay. Solid list. I would buy that compilation.
 
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How does one go about downloading #40 That’s entertainment?? Can’t locate it anywhere and would love to have it~
The Best Of Morrissey - Suedehead or The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88 - '95 on iTunes.
 
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