The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 124: NOBODY LOVES US

How do you rate Nobody Loves Us?


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Houdini

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: NOBODY LOVES US

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 123: No One Can Hold A Candle To You
Part 122: Never Had No One Ever
Part 121: My Love Life
Part 120: My Life Is A Succession Of People Goodbye
Part 119: Mute Witness
Part 118: Munich Air Disaster 1958
Part 117: Moonriver
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
 

downie

New Member
10!

My favourite song. Lyrics are great, music is great, everything about this song is... great.

Great!
 

jeniphir

Doing Very Well
A classic! Excellent lyrics. My favourite thing is how anthemic it is. I always feel very "Moz and Me Vs. The World" when I hear it (and we're winning).

--jeniphir
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Quite simply a masterpiece and one of Morrissey's greatest b-sides. This song is vastly superior to anything else from the Southpaw Grammar era. The lyrics are pure genius. And it's also the best Morrissey song to use the phrase "born-again atheist". An unequivocal 10.
 

Shaw

Active Member
I gave it a 9, got to say i am rather surprised at the amount of 10s being voted for here.
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Best Morrissey Song Ever Written

Hands Down!!!!
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
GREAT SONG!! I LOVE the lyrics -brilliant! This is one of those songs only us Morrissey fans understand. We HEAR it...like a dog whistle (not in bad way, but one only WE get) And the outsiders say we and Moz are all so depressed.

Nobody loves us but we're all yours, Morrissey. xo
 

nugz

SUPAHSTAR!
I don't give out 10's often for solo Moz, but I think this one deserves it. unlike that Candle song everyone was drooling over yesterday. :rolleyes:

yeah, this ones good stuff. musically reminds me of Alma Matters, slightly. But, I like it more. I would love to hear it live.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
an 8

love the lyrics, but the music is like 'what song's like this also?'... i'm
not putting it down, but could be bettter...but than again its a b-side:rolleyes:
 

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
Meh..... 5/10
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
Moz and the band clearly have a finite amount of musical and lyrical creativity per album session. For the Southpaw sessions, all this creativity was channelled into one song and one song alone; this is why Nobody Loves Us is utter genius and Southpaw Grammar is absolute pants!

This song deserves a 10 for the poignantly strummed E7 (at the end of the intro and choruses) alone! What more can be said; perhaps that it’s musically gorgeous, a ludicrously uplifting, Alain Whyte compositional masterpiece. It's Morrissey’s most anthemic song (as a solo or a Smith).

And never (in musical history) has the quality of a b-side contrasted so starkly with its a-side...
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth

Augustus

Junior Member
A 10 in a heartbeat. Simply one of his very finest solo b-sides and in his top ten of solo songs full stop in my book. A bona fide, 100% cast iron classic. Never fails to bring a smile to my face, never fails to make me feel I can take on the world. Both quintessential and essential.
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
Yes, one of the best Morrissey-songs from the 1990s.
Every line's a winner and Alain did a great job at the music.
A clear fan's favourite, it remains a mystery why Morrissey has played this song such few times, and mostly in front of an apathetic Bowie-audience at that (well, maybe that's the reason...).

Here is a performance from Wembley Arena, 1995:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqCTvimkPz4
Alain did, indeed, do a wonderful job.
Must've broken his heart to write such an amazing piece of music and then have Moz chuck it away on the b-side to Dagenham Dave; easily Morrissey's worst song if not the worst song ever written!

What's even more galling is that Moz was getting really good UK radio support around this era (especially from 1FM).
Nobody Loves Us might have been his best ever selling single, and perhaps his only one that normal people (i.e. non-indie music fans) will have got to hear and love...
 

Johan de Witt

Senior Member
What's even more galling is that Moz was getting really good UK radio support around this era (especially from 1FM).
Nobody Loves Us might have been his best ever selling single, and perhaps his only one that normal people (i.e. non-indie music fans) will have got to hear and love...
Yes, Moz must have had good backing from the record company at the time, as Dagenham Dave was also Morrissey's only solo-song, apart from Suedehead, to make the Dutch airplay charts.
Of course, it failed to make the real chart...
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
Yes, Moz must have had good backing from the record company at the time, as Dagenham Dave was also Morrissey's only solo-song, apart from Suedehead, to make the Dutch airplay charts.
Of course, it failed to make the real chart...
that's interesting.
however, I don't think record companies have that much influence on airplay.
radio stations have weekly meetings where they listen to songs and decide which, if any, playlist they get put on; whether it fits the station’s music policy and how good the song is (yes, this does actually make a difference!).
Moz was getting played back in 95 coz it was the big Britpop summer (Dagenham Dave was out a week after the Blur/Oasis thing) and he was perceived as an elder statesman who'd become relevant once again after the dark ages of the early 90's…
 
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