The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 103: LET THE RIGHT ONE SLIP IN

How do you rate Let The Right One Slip In?


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Houdini

Junior Member
Let's compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 235 Moz/Smiths-songs.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: LET THE RIGHT ONE SLIP IN

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Perfection
9: Near perfect, brilliant
8: Really good Moz/Smiths song
7: Good Moz/Smiths song
6: Decent, OK, Nothing special
5: Uninspired
4: Poor
3: Bad
2: Should never have been released
1: He/They should be ashamed

The songs so far (voting is still open):

Part 102: Let Me Kiss You
Part 101: Late Night, Maudlin Street
Part 100: Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Part 99: King Leer
Part 98: Journalists Who Lie
Part 97: Jeane
Part 96: Jack The Ripper
Part 95: It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small
Part 94: Is It Really So Strange?
Part 93: Irish Blood, English Heart
Part 92: Interlude
Part 91: Interesting Drug
Part 90: In The Future When All's Well
Part 89: If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me
Part 88: I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Part 87: (I'm) The End Of The Family Line
Part 86: I'm Not Sorry
Part 85: I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now
Part 84: I'd Love To
Part 83: I Won't Share You
Part 82: I Will See You In Far Off Places
Part 81: I Want The One I Can't Have
Part 80: I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Part 79: I Like You
Part 78: I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
Part 77: I Know It's Over
Part 76: I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
Part 75: I Knew I Was Next
Part 74: I Keep Mine Hidden
Part 73: I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
Part 72: I Have Forgiven Jesus
Part 71: I Don't Owe You Anything
Part 70: I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
Part 69: I Can Have Both
Part 68: I Am Two People
Part 67: I Am Hated For Loving
Part 66: Human Being
Part 65: How Soon Is Now?
Part 64: How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
Part 63: Hold On To Your Friends
Part 62: Heir Apparent
Part 61: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Part 60: He Knows I'd Love To See Him
Part 59: He Cried
Part 58: Have-A-Go Merchant
Part 57: Handsome Devil
Part 56: Hand In Glove
Part 55: Half A Person
Part 54: Hairdresser On Fire
Part 53: Good Looking Man About Town
Part 52: Golden Lights
Part 51: Glamorous Glue
Part 50: Girlfriend In A Coma
Part 49: Girl Least Likely To
Part 48: Girl Afraid
Part 47: Get Off The Stage
Part 46: Ganglord
Part 45: Friday Mourning
Part 44: Frankly Mr Shankly
Part 43: Found Found Found
Part 42: First Of The Gang To Die
Part 41: Everyday Is Like Sunday
Part 40: East West
Part 39: Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Part 38: Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
Part 37: Do Your Best And Don't Worry
Part 36: Disappointed
Part 35: Dial-A-Cliche
Part 34: Death Of A Disco Dancer
Part 33: Death At One's Elbow
Part 32: Dear God Please Help Me
Part 31: Dagenham Dave
Part 30: Cosmic Dancer
Part 29: Come Back To Camden
Part 28: Christian Dior
Part 27: Certain People I Know
Part 26: Cemetry Gates
Part 25: Break Up The Family
Part 24: Boxers
Part 23: Black-Eyed Susan
Part 22: Billy Budd
Part 21: Bigmouth Strikes Again
Part 20: Best Friend On The Payroll
Part 19: Bengali In Platforms
Part 18: Barbarism Begins At Home
Part 17: Back To The Old House
Part 16: At Last I Am Born
Part 15: At Amber
Part 14: Asleep
Part 13: Ask
Part 12: Asian Rut
Part 11: Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Part 10: Ammunition
Part 9: America Is Not The World
Part 8: Ambitious Outsiders
Part 7: Alsatian Cousin
Part 6: Alma Matters
Part 5: All The Lazy Dykes
Part 4: Accept Yourself
Part 3: A Swallow On My Neck
Part 2: A Song From Under The Floorboards
Part 1: A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
 

HIM

New Member
i like this song and i give it a 7
 
This is a new song for me, i only recently purchase it. I really like it, I also think it be a good track to be a cover version!
 

snapyou

Humdee,dumdee,homocide
Where can I get this?
Seems to be missing from my collection
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
This song is quite weak lyrically I think, but the music is nice and upbeat and Moz sounds happy so that earns it an 7 from me.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
"Let the Right One Slip In" (like its contemporaries "There Speaks A True Friend" and "Pashernate Love") is one of those rare Morrissey b-sides that actually sounds like a b-side. The music is okay - nice and peppy - but it's the lyrics that I find particularly dull and dreary. The best thing that can be said about this song is that it inspired the crew badges for the Your Arsenal tour. I give it a generous 6.
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
This is a brilliant song! What is wrong with you guys?!
It's upbeat, witty, optimistic and melodic, has some fantastic zingy guitar lines, and a vintage ad-libbed outro from his royal Mozness!:)
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
This is a brilliant song! What is wrong with you guys?!
It's upbeat, witty, optimistic and melodic, has some fantastic zingy guitar lines, and a vintage ad-libbed outro from his royal Mozness!:)
And it has the dullest lyrics ever!
 

Roma De Moz

Fat Children Took My Life
Yeah, this thing is saved musically, otherwise it's nothing special. A 5.
 

hatfull

HIM-full
Let's compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 235 Moz/Smiths-songs.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: LET THE RIGHT ONE SLIP IN

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Perfection
9: Near perfect, brilliant
8: Really good Moz/Smiths song
7: Good Moz/Smiths song
6: Decent, OK, Nothing special
5: Uninspired
4: Poor
3: Bad
2: Should never have been released
1: He/They should be ashamed

The songs so far (voting is still open):

Part 102: Let Me Kiss You
Part 101: Late Night, Maudlin Street
Part 100: Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Part 99: King Leer
Part 98: Journalists Who Lie
Part 97: Jeane
Part 96: Jack The Ripper
Part 95: It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small
Part 94: Is It Really So Strange?
Part 93: Irish Blood, English Heart
Part 92: Interlude
Part 91: Interesting Drug
Part 90: In The Future When All's Well
Part 89: If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me
Part 88: I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Part 87: (I'm) The End Of The Family Line
Part 86: I'm Not Sorry
Part 85: I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now
Part 84: I'd Love To
Part 83: I Won't Share You
Part 82: I Will See You In Far Off Places
Part 81: I Want The One I Can't Have
Part 80: I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Part 79: I Like You
Part 78: I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
Part 77: I Know It's Over
Part 76: I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
Part 75: I Knew I Was Next
Part 74: I Keep Mine Hidden
Part 73: I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
Part 72: I Have Forgiven Jesus
Part 71: I Don't Owe You Anything
Part 70: I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
Part 69: I Can Have Both
Part 68: I Am Two People
Part 67: I Am Hated For Loving
Part 66: Human Being
Part 65: How Soon Is Now?
Part 64: How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
Part 63: Hold On To Your Friends
Part 62: Heir Apparent
Part 61: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Part 60: He Knows I'd Love To See Him
Part 59: He Cried
Part 58: Have-A-Go Merchant
Part 57: Handsome Devil
Part 56: Hand In Glove
Part 55: Half A Person
Part 54: Hairdresser On Fire
Part 53: Good Looking Man About Town
Part 52: Golden Lights
Part 51: Glamorous Glue
Part 50: Girlfriend In A Coma
Part 49: Girl Least Likely To
Part 48: Girl Afraid
Part 47: Get Off The Stage
Part 46: Ganglord
Part 45: Friday Mourning
Part 44: Frankly Mr Shankly
Part 43: Found Found Found
Part 42: First Of The Gang To Die
Part 41: Everyday Is Like Sunday
Part 40: East West
Part 39: Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Part 38: Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
Part 37: Do Your Best And Don't Worry
Part 36: Disappointed
Part 35: Dial-A-Cliche
Part 34: Death Of A Disco Dancer
Part 33: Death At One's Elbow
Part 32: Dear God Please Help Me
Part 31: Dagenham Dave
Part 30: Cosmic Dancer
Part 29: Come Back To Camden
Part 28: Christian Dior
Part 27: Certain People I Know
Part 26: Cemetry Gates
Part 25: Break Up The Family
Part 24: Boxers
Part 23: Black-Eyed Susan
Part 22: Billy Budd
Part 21: Bigmouth Strikes Again
Part 20: Best Friend On The Payroll
Part 19: Bengali In Platforms
Part 18: Barbarism Begins At Home
Part 17: Back To The Old House
Part 16: At Last I Am Born
Part 15: At Amber
Part 14: Asleep
Part 13: Ask
Part 12: Asian Rut
Part 11: Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Part 10: Ammunition
Part 9: America Is Not The World
Part 8: Ambitious Outsiders
Part 7: Alsatian Cousin
Part 6: Alma Matters
Part 5: All The Lazy Dykes
Part 4: Accept Yourself
Part 3: A Swallow On My Neck
Part 2: A Song From Under The Floorboards
Part 1: A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
I like it, it's catchy. An 8 from me (fkn hell, I feel like I'm a judge on stictly come dancing or whatever it's called. Only with better clothes and cigarettes)
 

PregnantForTheLastTime

Hideous trait.
You know, this is pointless. Are any of his words worth less than a 10? No. Especially these, especially now, for me. Damn, damn, damn. Can we go to 11? 15?
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth

TLOTFamousIP

At Last, I Am Born
"And when at last it does, I'd say you were within your rights
to bite the right one and say, "what kept you so long?"

Great ending to a catchy, upbeat song with a bit of humour and a nice message. 8 from me.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
No, I'm not kidding. These are words I need to hear right now. He always has something that helps, you just need to find the right song.
Well, I was really talking about your question whether any of his words are worth less than a 10. I can think of quite a few off the top of my head:

Grammatically Awful:
"I love ya I just wish you'd stay where you is"
"We knows when the school bus comes and goes"

Awfully Vulgar:
"Stay home, be bored, it's crap I know"
"I see the world, it makes me puke"
"Thicker than pigshit"

Weirdly Awful:
"Take people in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, just spare me"
"Well, could it be, he's only got one knee?"
"You slipped right through my fingers, no, not literally, but metaphorically"

The Bono Obvious Lyrics Award:
"You were a boy before you became a man"
"I've had my face dragged in fifteen miles of shit and I do not like it"
"They are they and only I am I"
"The only one around here who is me is me"

The 'You Can't Rhyme Bar With Bar' Award:
"I will be in the bar with my head on the bar"
"On returning, I can't believe this world is still turning"

And I'm sure there are many I'm forgetting too! Not all his lines are 10s.
 

TLOTFamousIP

At Last, I Am Born
Well, I was really talking about your question whether any of his words are worth less than a 10. I can think of quite a few off the top of my head:

Grammatically Awful:
"I love ya I just wish you'd stay where you is"
"We knows when the school bus comes and goes"

Awfully Vulgar:
"Stay home, be bored, it's crap I know"
"I see the world, it makes me puke"
"Thicker than pigshit"

Weirdly Awful:
"Take people in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, just spare me"
"Well, could it be, he's only got one knee?"
"You slipped right through my fingers, no, not literally, but metaphorically"

The Bono Obvious Lyrics Award:
"You were a boy before you became a man"
"I've had my face dragged in fifteen miles of shit and I do not like it"
"They are they and only I am I"
"The only one around here who is me is me"

The 'You Can't Rhyme Bar With Bar' Award:
"I will be in the bar with my head on the bar"
"On returning, I can't believe this world is still turning"

And I'm sure there are many I'm forgetting too! Not all his lines are 10s.
^^^ Some of my all-time favourite lines amongst that lot.
 
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