Morrissey - "Back On The Chain Gang": #28 of Top 50 Songs of 2018 - CoS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The Seeker of Good Songs, Dec 11, 2018.

By The Seeker of Good Songs on Dec 11, 2018 at 8:20 PM
  1. The Seeker of Good Songs

    The Seeker of Good Songs Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2006

    28. Morrissey – “Back on the Chain Gang”
    Sounds Like: The greatest fucking song The Smiths never wrote.

    Key Lyric: “A circumstance beyond our control, oh oh oh oh/ The phone, the TV and the news of the world”

    Why Song Matters: Few artists ever truly run away with someone else’s song, no matter how good their cover may be, but Morrissey hijacked The Pretenders’ legendary anthem this year. It all started when the song first began appearing in his setlists, and now that he’s parading it around like a single, it’s as if it’s always been a part of his catalog. You know, like the Berenstain Bears/Mandela Effect. –Michael Roffman
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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The Seeker of Good Songs, Dec 11, 2018.

    1. gordyboy9
      After reading this I clicked onto their review of swords and they liked a song called shame is the GAME.these so called music websites are murder and not to be taken too seriously,amateurs.
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    2. Uncleskinny
      28 has got to be worth something. Hasn't it?
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    3. mcrickson
      A post by Sam on Morrissey Central. Accompanied by a photo-montage of Elvis with a Morrissey tattoo.
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    4. Anonymous
      I always liked consequence of sound. They gave suede a good but of coverage
    5. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun

      RIGHT ON !!!! :rock: :thumb:

      Morrissey knows the consequence of sound
      and the way it lifts the heart up into a better place, a better world.

      Yep, he’s done it again.

    6. Anonymous
      Nice to get a good review but what a load of melodramatic bs.
      It doesn't matter, it's a quite nice cover. That's it. End of story.
      This is the trouble with Moz coverage it's eithers 'he's past it, he's Hitler' or 'he is God and this cover song is the best thing ever' such a joke
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    7. Anonymous
      Being 28 out of 50 is a good placement in any poll or chart considering the majority are record "industry" backed.
      So yes, it's recognition of a damn good single, which reached no 1 in the vinyl chart also.
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    8. Mauricey
      These guys are mad, it's a train-wreck of a cover. The guitarist's shortcomings are plain for all to hear.
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    9. Anonymous
      It’s got about 670000 views on YouTube after a month which is pretty good in terms of morrissey world popularity
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    10. Anonymous
      Yessir! Bested only by the likes of Pusha-T, Ariana Grande, Cardi-B, Kanye. Best of all? ...only 18 slots behind Gaga and Cooper.

      Just over halfway to the gutter in a fine list of his contemporaries. A bullshit list of bullshit music by bullshit artists. Truly something to celebrate!!!
    11. Gregor Samsa
      Gregor Samsa
      Speaking of worth; have you heard of self worth?
    12. TonyMaroneythePony
      Huh! I must've missed Marr's single somewhere in this list......
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    13. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      With 670000 views on YouTube, I guess people love the guitarists ‘shortcomings’.

    14. vegan.cro.spirit 000
      vegan.cro.spirit 000
      DramaJ has the advantage in that when you do a search of you tube under 'caterwauling', 'cats screeching' and 'muffler explosion', his videos pop right up.
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    15. Mauricey
      670 000 views. But what if nobody who viewed it liked it?
    16. Anonymous
      18000 likes to 460 dislikes so someone enjoys it. It’s also at just about 680000 views now
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    17. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      And the ones who ‘disliked’ it ? Well, don’t worry, they’ll come to their senses one day and realize how great it is.

    18. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      ‘It’s also at just about 680000 views now‘

      Sorry! That was me, I just had to watch it again!

    19. Surface
      Not sure why the amount of views for more established artist don't translate into sales. 680k is a lot of views and Spent The Day In Bed has had 3 million. Johnny also has a lot with Hi Hello having 750k and Easy Money having 1.9m yet neither set the charts alight?

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