The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 117: MUNICH AIR DISASTER 1958

How do you rate Munich Air Disaster 1958?

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Junior Member
Let's compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 232 Moz/Smiths-songs.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: MUNICH AIR DISASTER 1958

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 116: Money Changes Everything
Part 115: Miserable Lie
Part 114: Michael's Bones
Part 113: Mexico
Part 112: Meat Is Murder
Part 111: Margaret On The Guillotine
Part 110: Maladjusted
Part 109: Lucky Lisp
Part 108: Lost
Part 107: London
Part 106: Little Man, What Now?
Part 105: Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning
Part 104: Life Is A Pigsty
Part 103: Let the Right One Slip In
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


Forever Ill
a 6

gave it one point extra concerning the historical background
as a song it's poor, lyrics mediocre... IMHO one of the 3 weakest song
from Quarry area, I didn't understand why HE even gave it a place
in his setlist on some summerfestivals 2004 [and a few gigs]...


I have to think about this. I almost gave it a 9 because I like it a lot. I love the airplane engine sounds and the lyrics are pretty good. I'll have to think about it.
awful. i think i've only played it twice.

Paris Hilton

Completely Loser
don't u know the story? he's singing about all those dead football players. how can you people be so disrespectful? I think he's hot when he's sad. I wann comfort him. I hope he plays it in mexico.
This is one of the usual names on "English for the English" threads. I have to say though that during my school-years I was obsessed with aviation, so there you have it.

I like this song and gave it a 10. I admit in the same breath that it is disturbing, and I do not listen to it too often.


New Member
Superb lyrics but fatal sound, too bad. Could have been *sigh* so brilliant.

Maurice E

Junior Member
'Morrissey song disaster 2004' more like!
Actually it's not that bad. Just a fairly dull b-side.
The worst thing was when he segued into this song from Subway in the live shows in late 2004. We were all expecting to hear 'Everyday' and he switched it for this!

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
I'm not a Man Utd fan but I really like this song.​


Starved Of Mirth
It's a decent b-side, but there's nothing to really recommend it. Whenever he would do the "Subway Train" introduction live I always wished he'd just keep playing "Subway Train" instead of switching to "Munich..." The melody is good, the music is good, but it's really the line, "I wish I'd gone down with them to where Mother Nature makes their bed" that annoys me. I like the "I wish I'd gone down with them" part... but "where Mother Nature makes their bed" - that just sounds awkward and silly. Petty complaint, I know, but it's the petty things that kill me!

All in all, I give this one a 7.

Spineless Swine

Are you loathsome tonight
beautiful fitting tribute. Another example of Moz looking at 'difficult' subject matter that few others would attempt to write about.



RIP The Rev
The intro on Live at Earls Court makes it better I think. But if it were recorded like that on the studio version perhaps I wouldnt be as fond of the live. The world may never know. But this was one of my prefered songs on the extended version of YATQ. A solid 8 I say.


Junior Member
thanks for the youtube clip

I understand you're not agreeing with me concerning this song.
well we all have our own taste, even when it comes to Smiths and Morrissey songs

No, I DO agree, I was only quoting the man himself.
This song was completely unsuited to be played at Reading or Leeds, hence the clip :)


Doing Very Well
I gave it a 6; even of the Morrissey subgenre of "songs that could have been written and performed by early 1960s crooners and/or girl groups," this is not the best example. And lyrically, it doesn't even begin to approach the sensitivity and profundity of "Suffer Little Children," which is another song I think it can be fairly compared with.

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