The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2014 (read-only)' started by Houdini, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Houdini

    Houdini Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    625
    Over the past 9 months we have been rating and assessing every 234 Morrissey and Smiths-song released over the past 25 years, from Hand In Glove (april 1983) to That's How People Grow Up (February 2008).

    You can view all the threads here.

    An amazing 30.683 votes have been cast with an average song-score of 7,95.
    Thanks all for voting and for commenting!

    So here is the Top 100, as voted for by you, you and you!

    1) There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (1986) 9,89

    2) Everyday Is Like Sunday (1988) 9,59
    3) Still Ill (1984) 9,57
    4) I Know It’s Over (1986) 9,56
    5) Suedehead (1988) 9,55
    6) The Queen Is Dead (1986) 9,55
    7) Now My Heart Is Full (1994) 9,55
    8) Speedway (1994) 9,54
    9) This Charming Man (1983) 9,50
    10) Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (1984) 9,50

    11) The Headmaster Ritual (1985) 9,48
    12) The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (1989) 9,46
    13) Rubber Ring (1985) 9,43
    14) Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself (1994) 9,42
    15) Panic (1985) 9,41
    16) Reel Around The Fountain (1984) 9,41
    17) Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before (1987) 9,40
    18) Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (1987) 9,39
    19) The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (1985) 9,38
    20) That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (1985) 9,36
    21) Hand In Glove (1983) 9,32
    22) Bigmouth Strikes Again (1986) 9,31
    23) Well I Wonder (1985) 9,30
    24) Shoplifters Of The World Unite (1987) 9,29
    25) How Soon Is Now? (1984) 9,28
    26) Jack The Ripper (1992) 9.26
    27) Late Night, Maudlin Street (1988) 9,24
    28) Cemetry Gates (1986) 9,24
    29) William It Was Really Nothing (1984) 9,22
    30) Trouble Loves Me (1997) 9,14
    31) Half A Person (1987) 9,14
    32) Hairdresser On Fire (1988) 9,14
    33) Asleep (1985) 9,12
    34) Seasick, Yet Still Docked (1992) 9,10
    35) The National Front Disco (1992) 9,09
    36) November Spawned A Monster (1990) 9,08
    37) Will Never Marry (1988) 9,03
    38) I Want The One I Can’t Have (1985) 9,02
    39) Nobody Loves Us (1995) 9,01
    40) First Of The Gang To Die (2004) 9,00
    41) The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get (1994) 8,97
    42) Irish Blood, English Heart (2004) 8,97
    43) I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty (1991) 8,97
    44) A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours (1987) 8,95
    45) What Difference Does It Make? (1984) 8,95
    46) Handsome Devil (1983) 8,93
    47) Sister I’m A Poet (1988) 8,92
    48) Girlfriend In A Coma (1987) 8,91
    49) Nowhere Fast (1985) 8,90
    50) Life Is A Pigsty (2006) 8,90

    51) Tomorrow (1992) 8,87
    52) Sweet And Tender Hooligan (1987) 8,86
    53) Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now (1984) 8,84
    54) Piccadilly Palare (1990) 8,83
    55) Stretch Out And Wait (1985) 8,82
    56) Paint A Vulgar Picture (1987) 8,81
    57) Disappointed (1988) 8,81
    58) You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby (1987) 8,77
    59) Rusholme Ruffians (1985) 8,76
    60) I Won’t Share You (1987) 8,74
    61) Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (1986) 8,73
    62) Girl Afraid (1984) 8,70
    63) You’re Gonna Need Someone On Your Side (1992) 8,69
    64) Frankly Mr Shankly (1986) 8,62
    65) Sheila Take A Bow (1987) 8,61
    66) I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday (1992) 8,60
    67) Suffer Little Children (1984) 8,58
    68) This Night Has Opened My Eyes (1984) 8,58
    69) Is It Really So Strange? (1987) 8,58
    70) What She Said (1985) 8,57
    71) Spring-Heeled Jim (1994) 8,56
    72) I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish (1987) 8,56
    73) Let Me Kiss You (2004) 8,54
    74) Back To The Old House (1984) 8,54
    75) Unlovable (1986) 8,52
    76) The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1984) 8,51
    77) These Things Take Time (1984) 8,50
    78) Ask (1986) 8,49
    79) I Have Forgiven Jesus (2004) 8,48
    80) The Never Played Symphonies (2004) 8,47
    81) Pretty Girls Make Graves (1984) 8,45
    82) We’ll Let You Know (1992) 8,45
    83) Southpaw (1995) 8,44
    84) Sunny (1995) 8,44
    85) Hold On To Your Friends (1994) 8,43
    86) You’ve Got Everything Now (1984) 8,43
    87) Alsatian Cousin (1988) 8,41
    88) Friday Mourning (2004) 8,41
    89) Jeane (1983) 8,41
    90) Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference (1989) 8,41
    91) My Love Life (1991) 8,40
    92) London (1987) 8,39
    93) Barbarism Begins At Home (1985) 8,39
    94) I Know Very Well How I Got My Name (1988) 8,36
    95) Lost (1997) 8,34
    96) I Am Hated For Loving (1994) 8,34
    97) I’d Love To (1994) 8,33
    98) Maladjusted (1997) 8,33
    99) Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning (1994) 8,32
    100) Come Back To Camden (2004) 8,32
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2008
  2. nowherefast944

    nowherefast944 Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,107
    Location:
    Illadelphia

    you're killing me with the suspense!!!
     
  3. Houdini

    Houdini Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    625
    Here are numbers 101-234 again, with scores:

    101) Interesting Drug (1989) 8,32
    102) Shakespeare’s Sister (1985) 8,28
    103) Whatever Happens, I Love You (1995) 8,25
    104) Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together (1988) 8,25
    105) Never Had No One Ever (1986) 8,23
    106) We Hate It When Our Friends Become Succesful (1992) 8,22
    107) Boxers (1995) 8,20
    108) No One Can Hold A Candle To You (2004) 8,20
    109) The Loop (1991) 8,18
    110) You Have Killed Me (2006) 8,18
    111) Reader Meet Author (1995) 8,13
    112) The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores (2004) 8,09
    113) I Don’t Owe You Anything (1984) 8,09
    114) Vicar In A Tutu (1986) 8,07
    115) I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me (1988) 8,05
    116) Wonderful Woman (1983) 8,03
    117) Glamorous Glue (1992) 8,03
    118) Death Of A Disco Dancer (1987) 8,02
    119) Lucky Lisp (1989) 8,02
    120) You Know I Couldn’t Last (2004) 8,01
    121) Sing Your Life (1991) 8,01
    122) Meat Is Murder (1985) 8,00
    123) The Boy Racer (1995) 8,00
    124) All You Need Is Me (2008) 7,99
    125) Ganglord (2006) 7,96
    126) Alma Matters (1997) 7,95
    127) I Can Have Both (1997) 7,93
    128) Yes, I Am Blind (1989) 7,86
    129) Satan Rejected My Soul (1997) 7,86
    130) I’m Not Sorry (2004) 7,85
    131) Certain People I Know (1992) 7,85
    132) I Like You (2004) 7,83
    133) Used To Be A Sweet Boy (1994) 7,82
    134) There’s A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends (1991) 7,81
    135) The Edges Are No Longer Parallel (1997) 7,80
    136) Girl Least Likely To (1990) 7,78
    137) Miserable Lie (1984) 7,78
    138) The Lazy Sunbathers (1994) 7,77
    139) It’s Hard To Walk Tall When You’re Small (2004) 7,76
    140) I’m the End Of The Family Line (1991) 7,75
    141) Ouija Board, Ouija Board (1989) 7,75
    142) Our Frank (1991) 7,74
    143) Billy Budd (1994) 7,74
    144) Little Man, What Now? (1988) 7,73
    145) You Must Please Remember (1995) 7,72
    146) Mute Witness (1991) 7,70
    147) Dear God, Please Help Me (2006) 7,69
    148) Driving Your Girlfriend Home (1991) 7,67
    149) In The Future When All’s Well (2006) 7,66
    150) A Swallow On My Neck (1995) 7,66
     
  4. nowherefast944

    nowherefast944 Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,107
    Location:
    Illadelphia
    thank you!
     
  5. mcrickson

    mcrickson Reckless Endangerment

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    6,178
    >excited<
     
  6. Houdini

    Houdini Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    625
    151) The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils (1995) 7,65
    152) I Will See You In Far Off Places (2006) 7,63
    153) I’ll Never Be Anybody’s Hero Now (2006) 7,63
    154) Unhappy Birthday (1987) 7,62
    155) Break Up The Family (1988) 7,61
    156) Oscillate Wildly (1985) 7,59
    157) If You Don’t Like Me, Don’t Look At Me (2006) 7,55
    158) He Knows I’d Love To See Him (1990) 7,51
    159) Accept Yourself (1983) 7,50
    160) My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye (2004) 7,48
    161) To Me You Are A Work Of Art (2006) 7,45
    162) The Ordinary Boys (1988) 7,42
    163) You’re The One For Me Fatty (1992) 7,38
    164) Have-A-Go Merchant (1995) 7,37
    165) That’s How People Grow Up (2008) 7,37
    166) Munich Air Disaster 1958 (2004) 7,36
    167) I Knew I Was Next (2006) 7,36
    168) Pregnant For The Last Time (1991) 7,35
    169) Oh Well I’ll Never Learn (1988) 7,34
    170) The Operation (1995) 7,33
    171) Wide To Receive (1997) 7,33
    172) Good Looking Man About Town (2006) 7,32
    173) King Leer (1991) 7,32
    174) How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel? (2004) 7,31
    175) The Youngest Was The Most Loved (2006) 7,30
    176) Do Your Best and Don’t Worry (1995) 7,30
    177) Skin Storm (1991) 7,30
    178) A Song From Under The Floorboards (2006) 7,29
    179) Let The Right One Slip In (1992) 7,27
    180) I Keep Mine Hidden (1987) 7,27
    181) Teenage Dad On His Estate (2004) 7,27
    182) Human Being (2006) 7,26
    183) Interlude (1994) 7,26
    184) That’s Entertainment (1991) 7,24
    185) Michael’s Bones (1989) 7,18
    186) I Am Two People (2004) 7,17
    187) I Just Want To See The Boy Happy (2006) 7,17
    188) Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice (2004) 7,15
    189) Bengali In Platforms (1988) 7,13
    190) This Is Not Your Country (1997) 7,06
    191) Now I Am A Was (1997) 7,01
    192) On The Streets I Ran (2006) 6,99
    193) Pashernate Love (1991) 6,98
    194) Heir Apparent (1997) 6,94
    195) Redondo Beach (2005) 6,93
    196) Dial-A-Cliché (1988) 6,90
    197) Christian Dior (2006) 6,87
    198) Roy’s Keen (1997) 6,85
    199) At Amber (1990) 6,82
    200) Dagenham Dave (1995) 6,81
     
  7. Houdini

    Houdini Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    625
    201) The Public Image (2004) 6,80
    202) Ammunition (1997) 6,75
    203) The Draize Train (1986) 6,74
    204) Moonriver (1994) 6,67
    205) At Last I Am Born (2006) 6,67
    206) Margaret On The Guillotine (1988) 6,65
    207) Mexico (2004) 6,60
    208) Cosmic Dancer (1991) 6,59
    209) Best Friend On The Payroll (1995) 6,57
    210) Black Eyed Susan (1995) 6,52
    211) The Father Who Must Be Killed (2006) 6,51
    212) East West (1989) 6,51
    213) Work Is A Four Letter Word (1987) 6,48
    214) America Is Not The World (2004) 6,44
    215) Death At One’s Elbow (1987) 6,38
    216) Money Changes Everything (1986) 6,37
    217) Ambitious Outsiders (1997) 6,36
    218) There Speaks A True Friend (1992) 6,33
    219) Asian Rut (1991) 6,32
    220) He Cried (1997) 6,26
    221) You’ve Had Her (1992) 6,20
    222) What’s The World (1987) 6,13
    223) All The Lazy Dykes (2004) 6,11
    224) Slum Mums (2004) 6,10
    225) Tony The Pony (1991) 6,04
    226) Get Off The Stage (1990) 6,04
    227) Noise Is The Best Revenge (2005) 6,00
    228) Found Found Found (1991) 5,85
    229) The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye (1991) 5,78
    230) Sweetie Pie (2006) 5,66
    231) Sorrow Will Come In The End (1997) 5,50
    232) Papa Jack (1997) 5,05
    233) Golden Lights (1986) 4,93
    234) Journalists Who Lie (1991) 4,79
     
  8. Houdini

    Houdini Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    625
    Hopefully they'll all fit in one post then...
     
  9. Not to nitpick, but is it possible to list how many votes each song got?
     
  10. Houdini

    Houdini Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    625
    Sure, I will run a list from most voted for to least voted for song when I'm done counting the Top 100 down :)

    All songs in the Top 100 have received more than 100 votes.

    The only songs that received less than 80 votes (65 was the least voted for) were all unreleased B-sides (You've Had Her, Noise Is The Best Revenge, There Speaks A True Friend, What's The World and so on).
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2008
  11. vicarinatutugal

    vicarinatutugal can't reMember

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    17,210
    Location:
    scotland
    Home Page:
    http://www.myspace.com/vicarinatutugal
    3 of my fav ever songs wont even make the top 20!!
     
  12. nowherefast944

    nowherefast944 Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,107
    Location:
    Illadelphia
    still ill made the top5!!!
     
  13. andreatobrazil

    andreatobrazil Mayonaise

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    115
    Location:
    Stoughton, WI
    Home Page:
    http://www.myspace.com/arpho
    i knew that would be number one!
     
  14. Can we all agree that the top 20 would make an excellent introduction to non-fans who want to know what it's all about?

    Except I'd replace "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" with "Hand in Glove" :mad: :D
     
  15. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny It's all good Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2000
    Messages:
    16,636
    Location:
    On the moors
    The thing that pleases me most about the top of the list is that Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself is getting the recognition it so richly deserves.

    Peter

    P.S And, of course, The Headmaster Ritual, Johnny's masterpiece.

    P.P.S Is it correct that Vauxhall & I is the only album with three songs in the top 20?
     
  16. What about The Queen Is Dead--it has 4? And The Smiths has 3, if you count the American version with TCM, like I do. Hatful of Hollow & Bona Drag don't count, do they?
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2008
  17. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny It's all good Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2000
    Messages:
    16,636
    Location:
    On the moors
    Of course, but the only non-compilation with three in the top 20? I'll stop clutching at this straw now.

    Peter

    EDIT - nope I'm still being dense - so, The Queen Is Dead look's like being The Smiths' highest scoring studio non-compilation album, and Vauxhall & I looks like being Morrissey's highest scoring studio non-compilation album. Phew.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2008
  18. Houdini

    Houdini Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    625
    The Queen Is Dead has 3 in the Top 10 as well, and is the best performing album overall.

    Vauxhall and I has 3 in the top 15 though :)
     
  19. vicarinatutugal

    vicarinatutugal can't reMember

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    17,210
    Location:
    scotland
    Home Page:
    http://www.myspace.com/vicarinatutugal
    was there ever a doubt!
    well done houdini, its been very interesting. Even with the fact my favs are nowhere to be seen!
     
  20. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny It's all good Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2000
    Messages:
    16,636
    Location:
    On the moors
    I know, I feel humbled, stupid and dense. I corrected myself above.

    Peter
     
Loading...

Share This Page