The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS!!

oscillate wildly

New Member
My name made it to #156! haha yay.

I wasn't surprised that There Is A Light That Never Goes Out got the most votes. and I was not disappointed either. :D

I used to always wait in suspense while the page loaded to see what the poll of the day was, haha.
 

Orson Swells

Well-Known Member
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)
Hmmm. Quite a predictable top ten in the end. Not quite sure what Still Ill is doing in there, especially when you see something like Lost at 95. Suedehead seems to be there for nostalgia reasons - it's not his best solo song by a long way. And I would suggest Stop Me... has only got so high because of the recent Ronson atrocity. Nice to see so many solo Moz songs in the top twenty though. Very interesting. Good work, Houdini!
 
So out of 70 (I think) Smiths songs, 55 have made it into the Top 100. Morrissey's solo work has 45 songs out of 164. Amazing result for the combination of Mr Morrissey and Mr Marr - really highlights the consistency of those years. A good result for Stephen Street, too, some of his work being right at the top of the pile.

Only one song post-Quarry is a little depressing, too.

Still, well done, Houdini - thanks for all your work, this has been great. And it'll make a very nice playlist for my iPod. :D
 
Only 3 post-2000 in the top 50.
Only 8 post-2000 in the top 100.

Mostly 80's songs in the top 10.
 

Houdini

Junior Member
So out of 70 (I think) Smiths songs, 55 have made it into the Top 100. Morrissey's solo work has 45 songs out of 164. Amazing result for the combination of Mr Morrissey and Mr Marr - really highlights the consistency of those years. A good result for Stephen Street, too, some of his work being right at the top of the pile.

Only one song post-Quarry is a little depressing, too.

Still, well done, Houdini - thanks for all your work, this has been great. And it'll make a very nice playlist for my iPod. :D
Indeed, of the 73 Smiths songs only 18 failed to make the Top 100.
Of the 161 Morrissey songs 116 failed to make the Top 100.

But the best of Morrissey can compete with the best of The Smiths, seeing as they both have 7 songs in the top-14.
 
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Dave

Guest
Thanks for all the work to put this together. I think it is a list that everyone can respect.

I'm waiting for it to turn up as a magazine article soon.
 

Your Arsenal

yes I am blind
:) :guitar::D:p

YAY
I'm very pleased by the results.
and I'm kinda semi gonna miss these little polls of much pleasant discussion about our dear Mozzy.
Anyway :)
 

the judge

New Member
Thank you.
I don't like the fact that there is a light is No.1 as it was going to be, but the majority of people think it's great so...

Very interesting statistics.
 

Kilt Uncle

Active Member
@ Houdini. We had a few problems with elections for the Scottish Parliament last may. Do you think you could run them next time?

Well done.
 

JoyDiv007

Is It Really So Strange
Wow thanks for doing this. I had fun voting on it. I figured that song would be #1. Intersting to see the ranking for all the songs.
 

William4

fresh
hmm. i disagree with the placement of asleep but hey, alls fair in love and moz so-low:D
 

Houdini

Junior Member
So here is The Smiths Top 73.
Interesting how 8 of the top 10 were never singles (not in the UK anyway...).

1) There Is A Light That Never Goes Out 9,89
2) Still Ill 9,57
3) I Know It’s Over 9,56
4) The Queen Is Dead 9,55
5) This Charming Man 9,50
6) Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want 9,50
7) The Headmaster Ritual 9,49
8) Rubber Ring 9,43
9) Reel Around The Fountain 9,41
10) Panic 9,41
11) Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before 9,39
12) Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me 9,39
13) The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 9,37
14) That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore 9,36
15) Hand In Glove 9,32
16) Bigmouth Strikes Again 9,31
17) Well I Wonder 9,30
18) Shoplifters Of The World Unite 9,29
19) How Soon Is Now? 9,28
20) Cemetry Gates 9,24
21) William It Was Really Nothing 9,22
22) Half A Person 9,13
23) Asleep 9,10
24) I Want The One I Can’t Have 9,02
25) What Difference Does It Make? 8,96
26) A Rush And A Push 8,95
27) Handsome Devil 8,90
28) Girlfriend In A Coma 8,90
29) Nowhere Fast 8,90
30) Sweet And Tender Hooligan 8,87
31) Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now 8,84
32) Stretch Out And Wait 8,82
33) Paint A Vulgar Picture 8,81
34) Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others 8,76
35) Rusholme Ruffians 8,76
36) You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby 8,74
37) I Won’t Share You 8,72
38) Girl Afraid 8,70
39) Frankly Mr Shankly 8,62
40) Sheila Take A Bow 8,61
41) Suffer Little Children 8,59
42) This Night Has Opened My Eyes 8,58
43) Is It Really So Strange? 8,58
44) What She Said 8,57
45) I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish 8,56
46) Unlovable 8,53
47) These Things Take Time 8,53
48) The Hand That Rocks The Cradle 8,52
49) Back To The Old House 8,52
50) Ask 8,49
51) You’ve Got Everything Now 8,49
52) Pretty Girls Make Graves 8,48
53) Jeane 8,42
54) London 8,39
55) Barbarism Begins At Home 8,34
56) Shakespeare’s Sister 8,26
57) Never Had No One Ever 8,25
58) Wonderful Woman 8,10
59) I Don’t Owe You Anything 8,09
60) Vicar In A Tutu 8,05
61) Death Of A Disco Dancer 8,02
62) Meat Is Murder 8,00
63) Miserable Lie 7,78
64) Unhappy Birthday 7,62
65) Oscillate Wildly 7,59
66) Accept Yourself 7,50
67) I Keep Mine Hidden 7,27
68) The Draize Train 6,74
69) Work Is A Four Letter Word 6,48
70) Death At One’s Elbow 6,38
71) Money Changes Everything 6,37
72) What’s The World 6,13
73) Golden Lights 4,93

Average Smiths song score: 8,56
 
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celibate

Forever Ill
mhh, the first song from an album this century is at number 40...
first of the gang to die

I'm a bit dissapointed, numbers 20,21,22,23,24 should all be in the top 10

but as the great Houdini said it's the final result of all of ours who
voted, so I should not moan, but proud that I was one of the lots who
voted daily and made this poll to an end

Next week in the NME you can read the top 10 and results and some
comments from us.

I hope this poll will be archived, and maybe some day, 5 studio albums
further when I'm 53 maybe do it again:cool:

Thanks Houdini R E S P E C T
 

Houdini

Junior Member
And the Morrissey Top 161.
Again only 3 singles in the Top 10:

1) Everyday Is Like Sunday 9,59
2) Suedehead 9,55
3) Now My Heart Is Full 9,55
4) Speedway 9,54
5) The Last Of The Famous International Playboys 9,46
6) Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself 9,45
7) Jack The Ripper 9.26
8) Late Night, Maudlin Street 9,24
9) Trouble Loves Me 9,14
10) Hairdresser On Fire 9,13
11) Seasick, Yet Still Docked 9,10
12) The National Front Disco 9,09
13) November Spawned A Monster 9,08
14) Will Never Marry 9,03
15) Nobody Loves Us 9,01
16) First Of The Gang To Die 9,00
17) The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get 8,97
18) Irish Blood, English Heart 8,97
19) I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty 8,97
20) Sister I’m A Poet 8,94
21) Life Is A Pigsty 8,92
22) Tomorrow 8,87
23) Piccadilly Palare 8,83
24) Disappointed 8,81
25) You’re Gonna Need Someone On Your Side 8,71
26) I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday 8,60
27) Spring-Heeled Jim 8,58
28) Let Me Kiss You 8,54
29) I Have Forgiven Jesus 8,47
30) The Never Played Symphonies 8,47
31) We’ll Let You Know 8,46
32) Southpaw 8,44
33) Hold On To Your Friends 8,42
34) Friday Mourning 8,41
35) Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference 8,41
36) Sunny 8,41
37) Alsatian Cousin 8,41
38) My Love Life 8,39
39) I Know Very Well How I Got My Name 8,36
40) I Am Hated For Loving 8,34
41) Maladjusted 8,33
42) I’d Love To 8,33
43) Lost 8,33
44) Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning 8,32
45) Come Back To Camden 8,32
46) Interesting Drug 8,32
47) Whatever Happens, I Love You 8,28
48) The Loop 8,28
49) Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together 8,25
50) We Hate It When Our Friends Become Succesful 8,22
51) No One Can Hold A Candle To You 8,20
52) Boxers 8,20
53) You Have Killed Me 8,14
54) Reader Meet Author 8,13
55) The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores 8,13
56) I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me 8,05
57) Glamorous Glue 8,03
58) Lucky Lisp 8,02
59) You Know I Couldn’t Last 8,01
60) Sing Your Life 8,01
61) The Boy Racer 8,00
62) All You Need Is Me 7,99
63) Ganglord 7,96
64) Alma Matters 7,95
65) I Can Have Both 7,93
66) Used To Be A Sweet Boy 7,92
67) Yes, I Am Blind 7,86
68) Satan Rejected My Soul 7,86
69) I’m Not Sorry 7,85
70) Certain People I Know 7,85
71) I Like You 7,83
72) There’s A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends 7,81
73) The Edges Are No Longer Parallel 7,80
74) Girl Least Likely To 7,78
75) The Lazy Sunbathers 7,77
76) It’s Hard To Walk Tall When You’re Small 7,76
77) I’m the End Of The Family Line 7,75
78) Ouija Board, Ouija Board 7,75
79) Our Frank 7,74
80) Billy Budd 7,74
 

Houdini

Junior Member
81) Little Man, What Now? 7,73
82) You Must Please Remember 7,72
83) Mute Witness 7,70
84) Dear God, Please Help Me 7,69
85) Driving Your Girlfriend Home 7,67
86) In The Future When All’s Well 7,66
87) A Swallow On My Neck 7,66
88) The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils 7,65
89) I Will See You In Far Off Places 7,63
90) I’ll Never Be Anybody’s Hero Now 7,63
91) Break Up The Family 7,61
92) If You Don’t Like Me, Don’t Look At Me 7,55
93) He Knows I’d Love To See Him 7,51
94) My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye 7,48
95) To Me You Are A Work Of Art 7,45
96) The Ordinary Boys 7,42
97) You’re The One For Me Fatty 7,38
98) Have-A-Go Merchant 7,37
99) That’s How People Grow Up 7,37
100) Munich Air Disaster 1958 7,36
101) I Knew I Was Next 7,36
102) Pregnant For The Last Time 7,35
103) Oh Well I’ll Never Learn 7,34
104) The Operation 7,33
105) Good Looking Man About Town 7,32
106) King Leer 7,32
107) How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel? 7,31
108) The Youngest Was The Most Loved 7,30
109) Do Your Best and Don’t Worry 7,30
110) Skin Storm 7,30
111) A Song From Under The Floorboards 7,29
112) Let The Right One Slip In 7,27
113) Teenage Dad On His Estate 7,27
114) Wide To Receive 7,26
115) Human Being 7,26
116) Interlude 7,26
117) That’s Entertainment 7,24
118) Michael’s Bones 7,18
119) I Am Two People 7,17
120) I Just Want To See The Boy Happy 7,17
121) Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice 7,15
122) Bengali In Platforms 7,13
123) This Is Not Your Country 7,06
124) Now I Am A Was 7,01
125) On The Streets I Ran 6,99
126) Pashernate Love 6,98
127) Heir Apparent 6,94
128) Redondo Beach 6,93
129) Dial-A-Cliché 6,90
130) Christian Dior 6,87
131) Roy’s Keen 6,85
132) At Amber 6,82
133) Dagenham Dave 6,81
134) The Public Image 6,80
135) Ammunition 6,75
136) Moonriver 6,67
137) At Last I Am Born 6,67
138) Margaret On The Guillotine 6,65
139) Mexico 6,60
140) Cosmic Dancer 6,59
141) Best Friend On The Payroll 6,57
142) Black Eyed Susan 6,52
143) The Father Who Must Be Killed 6,51
144) East West 6,51
145) America Is Not The World 6,44
146) Ambitious Outsiders 6,36
147) There Speaks A True Friend 6,33
148) Asian Rut 6,32
149) He Cried 6,26
150) You’ve Had Her 6,24
151) All The Lazy Dykes 6,11
152) Slum Mums 6,10
153) Tony The Pony 6,04
154) Get Off The Stage 6,04
155) Noise Is The Best Revenge 6,00
156) Found Found Found 5,85
157) The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye 5,78
158) Sweetie Pie 5,66
159) Sorrow Will Come In The End 5,50
160) Papa Jack 5,05
161) Journalists Who Lie 4,79

Average Morrissey song score: 7,68
 

starless

★★★★★
Is it possible to arrange the results by albums?
Thanks for your work, it must have taken you a lot of time.
 

Houdini

Junior Member
Is it possible to arrange the results by albums?
Thanks for your work, it must have taken you a lot of time.
Yes, I was about to do so.

Smiths-albums:

1) The Queen Is Dead, average score: 9,06
2) Meat Is Murder, average score: 8,86
3) The Smiths, average score: 8,72
4) Strangeways, Here We Come, average score: 8,48


THE SMITHS: 8,72

1) Still Ill 9,57
2) Reel Around The Fountain 9,41
3) Hand In Glove 9,32
4) What Difference Does It Make? 8,96
5) Suffer Little Children 8,59
6) The Hand That Rocks The Cradle 8,52
7) You’ve Got Everything Now 8,49
8) Pretty Girls Make Graves 8,48
9) I Don’t Owe You Anything 8,09
10) Miserable Lie 7,78

MEAT IS MURDER: 8,86

1) The Headmaster Ritual 9,49
2) That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore 9,36
3) Well I Wonder 9,30
4) I Want The One I Can’t Have 9,02
5) Nowhere Fast 8,90
6) Rusholme Ruffians 8,76
7) What She Said 8,57
8) Barbarism Begins At Home 8,34
9) Meat Is Murder 8,00

THE QUEEN IS DEAD: 9,06

1) There Is A Light That Never Goes Out 9,89
2) I Know It’s Over 9,56
3) The Queen Is Dead 9,55
4) The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 9,37
5) Bigmouth Strikes Again 9,31
6) Cemetry Gates 9,24
7) Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others 8,76
8) Frankly Mr Shankly 8,62
9) Never Had No One Ever 8,25
10) Vicar In A Tutu 8,05

STRANGEWAYS, HERE WE COME: 8,48

1) Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before 9,40
2) Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me 9,39
3) A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours 8,95
4) Girlfriend In A Coma 8,90
5) Paint A Vulgar Picture 8,81
6) I Won’t Share You 8,72
7) I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish 8,56
8) Death Of A Disco Dancer 8,02
9) Unhappy Birthday 7,62
10) Death At One’s Elbow 6,38
 

Houdini

Junior Member
Morrissey-albums:

1) Vauxhall & I, average score: 8,60
2) Your Arsenal, average score: 8,43
3) Viva Hate, average score: 8,04
4) You Are The Quarry, average score: 7,92
5) Southpaw Grammar, average score 7,53
6) Ringleader Of The Tormentors, average score 7,48
7) Kill Uncle, average score: 7,20
8) Maladjusted, average score: 7,03


VIVA HATE: 8,04

1) Everyday Is Like Sunday 9,59
2) Suedehead 9,55
3) Late Night, Maudlin Street 9,24
4) Alsatian Cousin 8,41
5) Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together 8,25
6) I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me 8,05
7) Little Man, What Now? 7,73
8) Break Up The Family 7,61
9) The Ordinary Boys 7,42
10) Bengali In Platforms 7,13
11) Dial-A-Cliche 6,90
12) Margaret On The Guillotine 6,65


KILL UNCLE: 7,20

1) Sing Your Life 8,01
2) There’s A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends 7,81
3) I’m the End Of The Family Line 7,75
4) Our Frank 7,74
5) Mute Witness 7,70
6) Driving Your Girlfriend Home 7,67
7) King Leer 7,32
8) Asian Rut 6,32
9) Found Found Found 5,85
10) The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye 5,78

YOUR ARSENAL: 8,43

1) Seasick, Yet Still Docked 9,10
2) The National Front Disco 9,09
3) Tomorrow 8,87
4) You’re Gonna Need Someone On Your Side 8,71
5) I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday 8,60
6) We’ll Let You Know 8,46
7) We Hate It When Our Friends Become Succesful 8,22
8) Glamorous Glue 8,03
9) Certain People I Know 7,85
10) You’re The One For Me Fatty 7,38

VAUXHALL: 8,60

1) Now My Heart Is Full 9,55
2) Speedway 9,54
3) Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself 9,45
4) The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get 8,97
5) Spring-Heeled Jim 8,58
6) Hold On To Your Friends 8,42
7) I Am Hated For Loving 8,33
8) Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning 8,31
9) Used To Be A Sweet Boy 7,92
10) The Lazy Sunbathers 7,77
11) Billy Budd 7,74

Southpaw Grammar: 7,53

1) Southpaw 8,44
2) Reader Meet Author 8,13
3) The Boy Racer 7,97
4) The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils 7,65
5) The Operation 7,33
6) Do Your Best and Don’t Worry 7,30
7) Dagenham Dave 6,81
8) Best Friend On The Payroll 6,57

MALADJUSTED: 7,03

1) Trouble Loves Me 9,14
2) Maladjusted 8,32
3) Alma Matters 7,95
4) Satan Rejected My Soul 7,86
5) Wide To Receive 7,26
6) Roy’s Keen 6,85
7) Ammunition 6,75
8) Ambitious Outsiders 6,36
9) He Cried 6,26
10) Sorrow Will Come In The End 5,50
11) Papa Jack 5,05

You Are The Quarry: 7,92

1) First Of The Gang To Die 9,00
2) Irish Blood, English Heart 8,97
3) Let Me Kiss You 8,54
4) I Have Forgiven Jesus 8,47
5) Come Back To Camden 8,37
6) The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores 8,13
7) You Know I Couldn’t Last 8,01
8) I’m Not Sorry 7,85
9) I Like You 7,83
10) How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel? 7,31
11) America Is Not The World 6,44
12) All The Lazy Dykes 6,11

Ringleader Of The Tormentors: 7,48

1) Life Is A Pigsty 8,92
2) You Have Killed Me 8,14
3) Dear God, Please Help Me 7,69
4) In The Future When All’s Well 7,66
5) I Will See You In Far Off Places 7,63
6) I’ll Never Be Anybody’s Hero Now 7,63
7) To Me You Are A Work Of Art 7,45
8) The Youngest Was The Most Loved 7,30
9) I Just Want To See The Boy Happy 7,17
10) On The Streets I Ran 6,99
11) At Last I Am Born 6,67
12) The Father Who Must Be Killed 6,51
 
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