Q: does Stephen Street get enough credit for writing the music, for this song? I'm honestly not dissing Marr, but this feels musically superior to a lot of the Smiths' output - or was Morrissey more open to different musical ideas by this point, post-split?
Certainly Street deserves loads of credit for this, but it's musically very
basic and straightforward. So in that sense, it's very much inferior to anything Johnny did. However, this clearly gives Morrissey a great platform for his vocals - he doesn't have to worry about making space for the music, or Johnny's guitar riffing, at all. It's also gorgeously produced by Street. Musically simple, but brilliantly executed.
Personally, my only bugbear with 'Everyday is Like Sunday' is that it's been so overplayed that I've kind of got numb to it (a similar thing has happened to 'How Soon is Now?'). I think it could do with a good long rest, so that I'm genuinely excited when I hear it again.
In the final analysis though, I think that when Morrissey dies, this will be one of the two songs mentioned by every major news outlet as part of his legacy: '...the singer who was previously a member of The Smiths, before enjoying a solo career, and was famous for such songs as 'There is a Light That Never Goes Out' and 'Everyday is Like Sunday
." I'll eat my testicles if that isn't the standard line everywhere.