The Moz/Smiths Top 100 - FINAL RESULTS 2010

Houdini

Junior Member
In 2007 we have been rating and assessing every 234 then released Morrissey and Smiths-songs from Hand In Glove (april 1983) to That's How People Grow Up (February 2008).
Over the last couple of months I've also set up polls for every song released since.

There were a little over 35,000 votes!
Thanks all for voting and commenting in the polls!

As all the old polls have remained open, there are some minor changes in the Top 100, as well as 2 new entries from the 2008/2009 period.

So here are the final results in brackets previous position (2008) :

(1) 1 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (1986), average rating: 9,87

(4) 2 I Know It’s Over (1986) 9,57
(3) 3 Still Ill (1984) 9,56
(2) 4 Everyday Is Like Sunday (1988) 9,53
(8) 5 Speedway (1994) 9,53
(7) 6 Now My Heart Is Full (1994) 9,52
(5) 7 Suedehead (1988) 9,52
(10) 8 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (1984) 9,52
(9) 9 This Charming Man (1983) 9,50
(6) 10 The Queen Is Dead (1986) 9,50

(11) 11 The Headmaster Ritual (1985) 9,47
(12) 12 The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (1989) 9,44
(18) 13 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (1987) 9,42
(14) 14 Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself (1994) 9,41
(16) 15 Reel Around The Fountain (1984) 9,41
(15) 16 Panic (1985) 9,40
(19) 17 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (1985) 9,40
(13) 18 Rubber Ring (1985) 9,39
(20) 19 That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (1985) 9,36
(17) 20 Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before (1987) 9,35
(22) 21 Bigmouth Strikes Again (1986) 9,34
(25) 22 How Soon Is Now? (1984) 9,32
(23) 23 Well I Wonder (1985) 9,31
(21) 24 Hand In Glove (1983) 9,30
(24) 25 Shoplifters Of The World Unite (1987) 9,28
(26) 26 Jack The Ripper (1992) 9.28
(28) 27 Cemetry Gates (1986) 9,27
(29) 28 William It Was Really Nothing (1984) 9,26
(27) 29 Late Night, Maudlin Street (1988) 9,19
(31) 30 Half A Person (1987) 9,15
(33) 31 Asleep (1985) 9,14
(35) 32 The National Front Disco (1992) 9,14
(32) 33 Hairdresser On Fire (1988) 9,13
(30) 34 Trouble Loves Me (1997) 9,12
(34) 35 Seasick, Yet Still Docked (1992) 9,11
(36) 36 November Spawned A Monster (1990) 9,11
(37) 37 Will Never Marry (1988) 9,05
(40) 38 First Of The Gang To Die (2004) 9,02
(38) 39 I Want The One I Can’t Have (1985) 9,01
(42) 40 Irish Blood, English Heart (2004) 9.01
(47) 41 Sister I’m A Poet (1988) 8,97
(39) 42 Nobody Loves Us (1995) 8,96
(43) 43 I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty (1991) 8,95
(44) 44 A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours (1987) 8,95
(50) 45 Life Is A Pigsty (2006) 8,95
(41) 46 The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get (1994) 8,95
(49) 47 Nowhere Fast (1985) 8,93
(46) 48 Handsome Devil (1983) 8,92
(55) 49 Stretch Out And Wait (1985) 8,89
(53) 50 Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now (1984) 8,89
 
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Houdini

Junior Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

(45) 51 What Difference Does It Make? (1984), average rating: 8,89
(52) 52 Sweet And Tender Hooligan (1987) 8,89
(51) 53 Tomorrow (1992) 8,88
(48) 54 Girlfriend In A Coma (1987) 8,85
(54) 55 Piccadilly Palare (1990) 8,84
(56) 56 Paint A Vulgar Picture (1987) 8,84
(57) 57 Disappointed (1988) 8,79
(58) 58 You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby (1987) 8,76
(59) 59 Rusholme Ruffians (1985) 8,74
(60) 60 I Won’t Share You (1987) 8,73
(62) 61 Girl Afraid (1984) 8,71
(61) 62 Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (1986) 8,67
(63) 63 You’re Gonna Need Someone On Your Side (1992) 8,65
(64) 64 Frankly Mr Shankly (1986) 8,65
(67) 65 Suffer Little Children (1984) 8,63
(73) 66 Let Me Kiss You (2004) 8,63
(65) 67 Sheila Take A Bow (1987) 8,60
(66) 68 I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday (1992) 8,60
(70) 69 What She Said (1985) 8,60
(69) 70 Is It Really So Strange? (1987) 8,59
(78) 71 Ask (1986) 8,54
(68) 72 This Night Has Opened My Eyes (1984) 8,54
(72) 73 I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish (1987) 8,54
(74) 74 Back To The Old House (1984) 8,53
(--) 75 My Dearest Love (2008) 8,52
(80) 76 The Never Played Symphonies (2004) 8,51
(76) 77 The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1984) 8,51
(79) 78 I Have Forgiven Jesus (2004) 8,50
(71) 79 Spring-Heeled Jim (1994) 8,50
(77) 80 These Things Take Time (1984) 8,49
(91) 81 My Love Life (1991) 8,48
(81) 82 Pretty Girls Make Graves (1984) 8,47
(84) 83 Sunny (1995) 8,47
(75) 84 Unlovable (1986) 8,46
(89) 85 Jeane (1983) 8,45
(85) 86 Hold On To Your Friends (1994) 8,45
(87) 87 Alsatian Cousin (1988) 8,43
(82) 88 We’ll Let You Know (1992) 8,43
(83) 89 Southpaw (1995) 8,42
(93) 90 Barbarism Begins At Home (1985) 8,41
(95) 91 Lost (1997) 8,40
(101) 92 Interesting Drug (1989) 8,40
(92) 93 London (1987) 8,40
(100) 94 Come Back To Camden (2004) 8,38
(90) 95 Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference (1989) 8,37
(--) 96 It's Not Your Birthday Anymore (2009) 8,36
(86) 97 You’ve Got Everything Now (1984) 8,35
(88) 98 Friday Mourning (2004) 8,35
(98) 99 Maladjusted (1997) 8,34
(102) 100 Shakespeare’s Sister (1985) 8,34
 
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Houdini

Junior Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

The ones who didn't make it, positions 101-150, in brackets previous position (2008):

(94) 101 I Know Very Well How I Got My Name (1988), average rating: 8,33
(97) 102 I’d Love To (1994) 8,32
(99) 103 Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning (1994) 8,29
(96) 104 I Am Hated For Loving (1994) 8,29
(104) 105 Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together (1988) 8,27
(108) 106 No One Can Hold A Candle To You (2004) 8,27
(109) 107 The Loop (1991) 8,27
(103) 108 Whatever Happens, I Love You (1995) 8,25
(110) 109 You Have Killed Me (2006) 8,23
(105) 110 Never Had No One Ever (1986) 8,21
(111) 111 Reader Meet Author (1995) 8,20
(---) 112 Something Is Squeezing My Skull (2009) 8,20
(106) 113 We Hate It When Our Friends Become Succesful (1992) 8,18
(112) 114 The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores (2004) 8,18
(122) 115 Meat Is Murder (1985) 8,14
(107) 116 Boxers (1995) 8,13
(---) 117 I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris (2009) 8,06
(116) 118 Wonderful Woman (1983) 8,04
(113) 119 I Don’t Owe You Anything (1984) 8,03
(114) 120 Vicar In A Tutu (1986) 8,03
(121) 121 Sing Your Life (1991) 8,03
(119) 122 Lucky Lisp (1989) 8,03
(115) 123 I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me (1988) 8,02
(118) 124 Death Of A Disco Dancer (1987) 8,02
(127) 125 I Can Have Both (1997) 8,01
(117) 126 Glamorous Glue (1992) 8,01
(125) 127 Ganglord (2006) 8,01
(123) 128 The Boy Racer (1995) 7,99
(124) 129 All You Need Is Me (2008) 7,98
(130) 130 I’m Not Sorry (2004) 7,95
(120) 131 You Know I Couldn’t Last (2004) 7,95
(126) 132 Alma Matters (1997) 7,94
(135) 133 The Edges Are No Longer Parallel (1997) 7,90
(---) 134 When Last I Spoke To Carol (2009) 7,90
(129) 135 Satan Rejected My Soul (1997) 7,89
(134) 136 There’s A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends (1991) 7,88
(132) 137 I Like You (2004) 7,88
(136) 138 Girl Least Likely To (1990) 7,86
(133) 139 Used To Be A Sweet Boy (1994) 7,85
(128) 140 Yes, I Am Blind (1989) 7,82
(---) 141 You Should Have been Nice To Me (2009) 7,81
(---) 142 Honey, You Know Where To Find Me (2009) 7,80
(131) 143 Certain People I Know (1992) 7,79
(---) 144 I'm OK By Myself (2009) 7,79
(146) 145 Mute Witness (1991) 7,77
(153) 146 I’ll Never Be Anybody’s Hero Now (2006) 7,76
(137) 147 Miserable Lie (1984) 7,75
(139) 148 It’s Hard To Walk Tall When You’re Small (2004) 7,74
(138) 149 The Lazy Sunbathers (1994) 7,73
(141) 150 Ouija Board, Ouija Board (1989) 7,72
 
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Houdini

Junior Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

Positions 151-200, in brackets previous position (2008):

(142) 151 Our Frank (1991), average rating: 7,72
(154) 152 Unhappy Birthday (1987) 7,69
(150) 153 A Swallow On My Neck (1995) 7,68
(140) 154 I’m the End Of The Family Line (1991) 7,67
(---) 155 Shame Is The Name (2009) 7,67
(149) 156 In The Future When All’s Well (2006) 7,67
(144) 157 Little Man, What Now? (1988) 7,66
(151) 158 The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils (1995) 7,65
(152) 159 I Will See You In Far Off Places (2006) 7,65
(148) 160 Driving Your Girlfriend Home (1991) 7,63
(143) 161 Billy Budd (1994) 7,62
(147) 162 Dear God, Please Help Me (2006) 7,61
(157) 163 If You Don’t Like Me, Don’t Look At Me (2006) 7,60
(145) 164 You Must Please Remember (1995) 7,59
(156) 165 Oscillate Wildly (1985) 7,58
(160) 166 My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye (2004) 7,55
(155) 167 Break Up The Family (1988) 7,55
(159) 168 Accept Yourself (1983) 7,54
(158) 169 He Knows I’d Love To See Him (1990) 7,51
(---) 170 I'm Playing Easy To Get (unreleased) 7,46
(161) 171 To Me You Are A Work Of Art (2006) 7,45
(---) 172 Striptease With A Difference (unreleased) 7,44
(162) 173 The Ordinary Boys (1988) 7,42
(163) 174 You’re The One For Me Fatty (1992) 7,42
(---) 175 Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed (2009) 7,41
(---) 176 Lifeguard On Duty (unreleased) 7,40
(167) 177 I Knew I Was Next (2006) 7,40
(168) 178 Pregnant For The Last Time (1991) 7,39
(164) 179 Have-A-Go Merchant (1995) 7,39
(172) 180 Good Looking Man About Town (2006) 7,39
(171) 181 Wide To Receive (1997) 7,38
(183) 182 Interlude (1994) 7,35
(180) 183 I Keep Mine Hidden (1987) 7,35
(166) 184 Munich Air Disaster 1958 (2004) 7,33
(173) 185 King Leer (1991) 7,32
(179) 186 Let The Right One Slip In (1992) 7,32
(177) 187 Skin Storm (1991) 7,31
(176) 188 Do Your Best and Don’t Worry (1995) 7,31
(175) 189 The Youngest Was The Most Loved (2006) 7,31
(174) 190 How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel? (2004) 7,31
(170) 191 The Operation (1995) 7,29
(---) 192 Black Cloud (2009) 7,28
(---) 193 One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell (2009) 7,27
(181) 194 Teenage Dad On His Estate (2004) 7,27
(182) 195 Human Being (2006) 7,27
(---) 196 Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness (unreleased) 7.25
(189) 197 Bengali In Platforms (1988) 7,25
(185) 198 Michael’s Bones (1989) 7,23
(165) 199 That’s How People Grow Up (2008) 7,20
(---) 200 Happy Lovers United (unreleased) 7,19
 
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Houdini

Junior Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

Positions 201-259, in brackets previous position (2008):

(169) 201 Oh Well I’ll Never Learn (1988), average score: 7,17
(178) 202 A Song From Under The Floorboards (2006) 7,16
(186) 203 I Am Two People (2004) 7,15
(188) 204 Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice (2004) 7,15
(184) 205 That’s Entertainment (1991) 7,14
(187) 206 I Just Want To See The Boy Happy (2006) 7,10
(---) 207 Born To Hang (unreleased) 7,07
(191) 208 Now I Am A Was (1997) 7,06
(194) 209 Heir Apparent (1997) 7,03
(193) 210 Pashernate Love (1991) 7,01
(192) 211 On The Streets I Ran (2006) 6,99
(201) 212 The Public Image (2004) 6,89
(190) 213 This Is Not Your Country (1997) 6,88
(197) 214 Christian Dior (2006) 6,87
(196) 215 Dial-A-Cliché (1988) 6,85
(195) 216 Redondo Beach (2005) 6,85
(198) 217 Roy’s Keen (1997) 6,84
(---) 218 Fantastic Bird (2009) 6,83
(199) 219 At Amber (1990) 6,81
(---) 220 Children In Pieces (2008) 6,80
(200) 221 Dagenham Dave (1995) 6,80
(205) 222 At Last I Am Born (2006) 6,71
(204) 223 Moonriver (1994) 6,70
(202) 224 Ammunition (1997) 6,69
(206) 225 Margaret On The Guillotine (1988) 6,69
(---) 226 Drive-In Saturday (2008) 6,66
(---) 227 You Were Good In Your Time (2009) 6,66
(203) 228 The Draize Train (1986) 6,65
(207) 229 Mexico (2004) 6,64
(212) 230 East West (1989) 6,62
(211) 231 The Father Who Must Be Killed (2006) 6,61
(209) 232 Best Friend On The Payroll (1995) 6,60
(---) 233 Because Of My Poor Education (2009) 6,56
(208) 234 Cosmic Dancer (1991) 6,54
(215) 235 Death At One’s Elbow (1987) 6,53
(210) 236 Black Eyed Susan (1995) 6,52
(214) 237 America Is Not The World (2004) 6,50
(216) 238 Money Changes Everything (1986) 6,49
(---) 239 Oh Phoney (unreleased) 6,46
(213) 240 Work Is A Four Letter Word (1987) 6,41
(220) 241 He Cried (1997) 6,38
(219) 242 Asian Rut (1991) 6,33
(217) 243 Ambitious Outsiders (1997) 6,30
(218) 244 There Speaks A True Friend (1992) 6,26
(---) 245 Sorry Doesn't Help (2009) 6,22
(223) 246 All The Lazy Dykes (2004) 6,15
(221) 247 You’ve Had Her (1992) 6,11
(224) 248 Slum Mums (2004) 6,10
(227) 249 Noise Is The Best Revenge (2005) 6,09
(225) 250 Tony The Pony (1991) 6,08
(222) 251 What’s The World (1987) 6,07
(226) 252 Get Off The Stage (1990) 5,96
(228) 253 Found Found Found (1991) 5,82
(229) 254 The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye (1991) 5,77
(230) 255 Sweetie Pie (2006) 5,53
(231) 256 Sorrow Will Come In The End (1997) 5,51
(232) 257 Papa Jack (1997) 5,11
(233) 258 Golden Lights (1986) 4,93
(234) 259 Journalists Who Lie (1991) 4,78
 
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Dave2006

Active Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

With Tony the Pony and Journalists Who Lie so low in the chart - does that make 'Our Frank' Morrissey's worst single :(

ps Thanks for doing all of this Houdini

Dave
 

Houdini

Junior Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

With Tony the Pony and Journalists Who Lie so low in the chart - does that make 'Our Frank' Morrissey's worst single :(

ps Thanks for doing all of this Houdini

Dave

The single with the worst B-sides? Yes.
Worst single? No, not by a long way.
That one is coming up just now...
 

Orson Swells

Well-Known Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

Great work!

Whatever you think of the results the lower 200 or so highlight how strong even Morrissey's weakest output is. Personally, I LOVE: Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice, Born To Hang, Now I Am A Was, Heir Apparent, On The Streets I Ran, The Public Image, Christian Dior, Roy’s Keen, Fantastic Bird. At Amber, Dagenham Dave, At Last I Am Born, Ammunition, East West, Best Friend On The Payroll, Because Of My Poor Education, Death At One’s Elbow, Black-Eyed Susan, America Is Not The World, Work Is A Four Letter Word, He Cried, Sorry Doesn't Help,Tony The Pony, Found Found Found, and Sweetie Pie!
 

dailyalice

Frink Squad Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

Am I blind? yes, I am blind, no I can't see...the top ten?
 

lottie

Love Me Outside!
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

Nice to see all my faves WAY down the list..
well I never did follow the crowd. :lbf:

am i also blind, cause i cant see SKULL ??
:(
 
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

Skull is 112.

And My Dearest Love the highest-placed of the 2008/9 crop..
 
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Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

Great work!

Whatever you think of the results the lower 200 or so highlight how strong even Morrissey's weakest output is. Personally, I LOVE: Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice, Born To Hang, Now I Am A Was, Heir Apparent, On The Streets I Ran, The Public Image, Christian Dior, Roy’s Keen, Fantastic Bird. At Amber, Dagenham Dave, At Last I Am Born, Ammunition, East West, Best Friend On The Payroll, Because Of My Poor Education, Death At One’s Elbow, Black-Eyed Susan, America Is Not The World, Work Is A Four Letter Word, He Cried, Sorry Doesn't Help,Tony The Pony, Found Found Found, and Sweetie Pie!

Agree with most of this.

The Top 3 is actually my personal top 3, so to speak. Although I always place Still Ill at number 2.
 

lottie

Love Me Outside!
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

Skull is 112.

And My Dearest Love the highest-placed of the 2008/9 crop..

Now THAT is good news.
thankyou..
*makes note to read more carefully next time*
 

Qvist

Active Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

Thank you for all the work this must have cost, the results have been eagerly awaited.

Interesting to see that the highest entry from YOR is no better than 96th. I would have thought it'd do better. Nice to see My Dearest Love getting some recognition, it's a great song.

Of course, like everyone else there's lots of things one could go into, such as the absolute incomprehensibility of Speedway and Suedehead beating all but 3 Smiths songs, but I won't. :)

cheers
 

Worm

Taste the diffidence
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

Thanks for doing this.

What strikes me about this list, more than anything else, is that you can throw out all but the top 100 and every single one of those hundred is a stone-cold classic. Can't say that about many artists.
 

Qvist

Active Member
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

Even the bottom 100 would be a career to be proud of. :)

cheers
 

Max Bialy

Girlfriend in Tacoma
Re: The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS 2010!!

It pains me to see the low placings of the wonderful unreleased tracks... but thanks, Houdini!
 
Well done Houds. I must point out that fantastic bird (218) has been released though. :)
 
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