The Moz/Smiths Top 100, FINAL RESULTS!!

Radio Berlin

moz is ♥
woho! :) yay.
come back to camden made the top 100 :)
I'm surprised to see suedehead as the second favorite moz-solo... oh, both have 9,55... :)
thank you Houdini! :D:D
 

AHappyRocket

New Member
Houdini - You're a legend! Thank you so much for all of this.

Proof - if any were needed - that The Smiths back catalogue is just stunning, and a great reminder of just how many great solo songs there were 88-95.

Although there's not much between the positions - I was surprised to see Friday Mourning so far down...
 

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
A great poll and a great top ten. I thought "Lost", "Well I Wonder" and "Irish Blood" would rate higher though.

Very supprised "Speedway" made the top ten. Good song but top ten? Well obviously it is......... duh!

Would have wished for "Sunny" to be a little higher than 84 as I think its one of his best and most overlooked songs. All in all though, a fair result.

Whats the highest b-side? Jack the Ripper at 26?

Thanks a million for doing such a gret poll.​
 

Houdini

Junior Member
Yes, the good thing about this list is that it will make a lot of future polls redundant, in that the outcome can probably be found in this list.

Best Smiths single:

1) This Charming Man 9,50
2) Panic 9,41
3) Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me 9,39
4) The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 9,37
5) That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore 9,36
6) Hand In Glove 9,32
7) Bigmouth Strikes Again 9,31
8) Shoplifters Of The World Unite 9,29
9) How Soon Is Now? 9,28
10) William It Was Really Nothing 9,22
11) What Difference Does It Make? 8,96
12) Girlfriend In A Coma 8,90
13) Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now 8,84
14) Sheila Take A Bow 8,61
15) I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish 8,56
16) Ask 8,49
17) Shakespeare’s Sister 8,26
 
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Houdini

Junior Member
Best Smiths B-side:

1) Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want 9,50
2) Rubber Ring 9,43
3) How Soon Is Now? 9,28
4) Half A Person 9,13
5) Asleep 9,10
6) Handsome Devil 8,90
7) Sweet And Tender Hooligan 8,87
8) Stretch Out And Wait 8,82
9) You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby 8,74
10) Girl Afraid 8,70
11) This Night Has Opened My Eyes 8,58
12) Is It Really So Strange? 8,58
13) Unlovable 8,53
14) These Things Take Time 8,53
15) Back To The Old House 8,52
16) Jeane 8,42
17) London 8,39
18) Wonderful Woman 8,10
19) Oscillate Wildly 7,59
20) Accept Yourself 7,50
21) I Keep Mine Hidden 7,27
22) The Draize Train 6,74
23) Work Is A Four Letter Word 6,48
24) Money Changes Everything 6,37
25) What’s The World 6,13
26) Golden Lights 4,93
 
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Houdini

Junior Member
Best Morrissey-single:

1) Everyday Is Like Sunday 9,57
2) Suedehead 9,55
3) Now My Heart Is Full (US Only) 9,55
4) The Last Of The Famous International Playboys 9,46
5) November Spawned A Monster 9,08
6) The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get 8,99
7) Irish Blood, English Heart 8,97
8) First Of The Gang To Die 8,96
9) Tomorrow (US only) 8,87
10) Piccadilly Palare 8,83
11) Let Me Kiss You 8,54
12) I Have Forgiven Jesus 8,47
13) Hold On To Your Friends 8,42
14) Sunny 8,41
15) My Love Life 8,39
16) Interesting Drug 8,34
17) We Hate It When Our Friends Become Succesful 8,22
18) Boxers 8,20
19) You Have Killed Me 8,14
20) Sing Your Life 8,01
21) The Boy Racer 7,97
22) Alma Matters 7,95
23) Satan Rejected My Soul 7,86
24) Certain People I Know 7,85
25) Ouija Board, Ouija Board 7,75
26) Our Frank 7,74
27) In The Future When All’s Well 7,66
28) You’re The One For Me Fatty 7,38
29) That’s How People Grow Up 7,37
30) Pregnant For The Last Time 7,35
31) The Youngest Was The Most Loved 7,30
32) Interlude 7,26
33) I Just Want To See The Boy Happy 7,17
34) Redondo Beach 6,93
35) Roy’s Keen 6,85
36) Dagenham Dave 6,81
 
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Houdini

Junior Member
Best Morrissey B-side:

1) Jack The Ripper 9.26
2) Hairdresser On Fire 9,13
3) Will Never Marry 9,03
4) Nobody Loves Us 9,01
5) I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty 8,96
6) Sister I’m A Poet 8,94
7) Disappointed 8,81
8) The Never Played Symphonies 8,47
9) Friday Mourning 8,41
10) Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference 8,41

11) I Know Very Well How I Got My Name 8,34
12) Lost 8,33
13) I’d Love To 8,31
14) Whatever Happens, I Love You 8,28
15) The Loop 8,28
16) No One Can Hold A Candle To You 8,20
17) Lucky Lisp 8,02
18) Ganglord 7,96
19) I Can Have Both 7,93
20) Yes, I Am Blind 7,86
21) The Edges Are No Longer Parallel 7,80
22) Girl Least Likely To 7,78
23) It’s Hard To Walk Tall When You’re Small 7,76
24) You Must Please Remember 7,72
25) A Swallow On My Neck 7,66
26) If You Don’t Like Me, Don’t Look At Me 7,55
27) He Knows I’d Love To See Him 7,51
28) My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye 7,48
29) Have-A-Go Merchant 7,37
30) Munich Air Disaster 1958 7,36
31) I Knew I Was Next 7,36
32) Oh Well I’ll Never Learn 7,34
33) Good Looking Man About Town 7,32
34) Skin Storm 7,30
35) A Song From Under The Floorboards 7,29
36) Let The Right One Slip In 7,27
37) Teenage Dad On His Estate 7,27
38) Human Being 7,26
39) That’s Entertainment 7,24
40) Michael’s Bones 7,18
41) I Am Two People 7,17
42) Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice 7,15
43) This Is Not Your Country 7,06
44) Now I Am A Was 7,01
45) Pashernate Love 6,98
46) Heir Apparent 6,94
47) Christian Dior 6,87
48) At Amber 6,82
49) The Public Image 6,80
50) Moonriver 6,67
51) Mexico 6,60
52) Cosmic Dancer 6,59
53) Black Eyed Susan 6,52
54) East West 6,51
55) There Speaks A True Friend 6,33
56) You’ve Had Her 6,24
57) Slum Mums 6,10
58) Tony The Pony 6,04
59) Get Off The Stage 6,04
60) Noise Is The Best Revenge 6,00
61) Sweetie Pie 5,66
62) Journalists Who Lie 4,80
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
A great poll and a great top ten. I thought "Lost", "Well I Wonder" and "Irish Blood" would rate higher though.

Very supprised "Speedway" made the top ten. Good song but top ten? Well obviously it is......... duh!

Would have wished for "Sunny" to be a little higher than 84 as I think its one of his best and most overlooked songs. All in all though, a fair result.

Whats the highest b-side? Jack the Ripper at 26?

Thanks a million for doing such a gret poll.​
An utterly frustrating and confusing poll for me. I cannot see how post-2000 singles were voted so low compared to some marginal Smith's filler material. I think there is a lot of nostalgia here, and I don't think the poll is in any way scientific. All my bitching and whining aside, it was a great idea and thanks for maintaining it!:)
 
An utterly frustrating and confusing poll for me. I cannot see how post-2000 singles were voted so low compared to some marginal Smith's filler material. I think there is a lot of nostalgia here, and I don't think the poll is in any way scientific. All my bitching and whining aside, it was a great idea and thanks for maintaining it!:)
Nothing to do with nostalgia for me - I only started listening to Moz and the Smiths two years ago, and I think most of the Smiths album tracks and b-sides were better than the post-2000s singles!

And as this poll is all about personal opinion, it was never going to be "scientific" or objective - that's not the point! There's no such thing as an objective judgement of art.
 
Re: another reason for a new best of compilation

This must surely be the best reflection yet of what the true morrissey fans think are the best smiths/morrissey songs ! all those "he should play this .. why doesn't he ever play that ?" debates that have raged on these pages over the years have now been analysed and a fans choice compilation would surely be the next logical step ! the obvious obstacle being so many labels over the last 25 years how could it be ? We can but dream though !
 
the results were quite predictable...the all time favs win and all,i'm very displeased with the results, but that's just me... it' sj ust i like sorrow and f,f,f much...and i think the top ten are qute average,most of em i don't listen in regular basis...
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
Nothing to do with nostalgia for me - I only started listening to Moz and the Smiths two years ago, and I think most of the Smiths album tracks and b-sides were better than the post-2000s singles!

And as this poll is all about personal opinion, it was never going to be "scientific" or objective - that's not the point! There's no such thing as an objective judgement of art.
"And as this poll is all about personal opinion"

Well, that's my whole frustration with the poll. I think it ultimately provides little insight. I'm sorry, but when people are giving "Black Eyed Susan" and "Sweetie Pie" 9's and 10's then you're right, it stops being any serious glimpse of what his top songs are.

P.S. I'm a self admitted anal retent, so don't mind me...:)
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
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
Not necessarily, I think "Speedway" is a prime example. It holds far more meaning to a fan than to someone who has never heard him before. Wouldn't a single be a better intro?
 

Harsh Truth

Ever Felt Had?
I can't believe that "Now I Am A Was" came in higher than "Ammunition."
 

Musley

wild and free
Massive thanks to Houdini. This has kept going over the long winter. I think we all knew what the winner would be, but the rest is somewhat suprising. Biggest for me Well I Wonder and This Charming Man weren't both higher.
 

Dave2006

Active Member
Surely there is a book deal to be had out of this.

Countless lists, countless analysis and billions of pashernate fans' quotes - surely Houdini deserves the copyright to all of this work - if ~Paul Wood can get a deal on the back of a selection of clippings then this, original, piece of research deserves to be printed.

Well done, and thanks, to Houdini.
 
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