The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 131: ON THE STREETS I RAN

How do you rate On The Streets I Ran?


  • Total voters
    132

Houdini

Junior Member
Song for Today: ON THE STREETS I RAN

The Top 100 after 130 songs:

1) Now My Heart Is Full, rating: 9,66
2) I Know It's Over, rating: 9,52
3) Everyday Is Like Sunday, rating: 9,51
4) Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me, rating: 9,39
5) Bigmouth Strikes Again, rating: 9,35
6) Hand In Glove,rating: 9,34
7) How Soon Is Now?, rating: 9,29
8) Cemetry Gates, rating: 9,24
9) Late Night, Maudlin Street, rating: 9,23
10) Jack The Ripper, rating: 9,22
11) I Want The One I Can't Have, rating: 9,15
12) Half A Person,rating: 9,14
13) November Spawned A Monster, rating: 9,13
14) Nobody Loves Us, rating: 9,10
15) Hairdresser On Fire,rating: 9,03
16) Asleep, rating: 9,03
17) A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours, rating: 9,01
18) I've Changed My Plea To Guilty, rating: 8,99
19) First Of The Gang To Die, rating: 8,98
20) Irish Blood, English Heart, rating: 8,97
21) I Won't Share You, rating: 8,97
22) Nowhere Fast, rating: 8,96
23) Handsome Devil, rating: 8,93
24) Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, rating: 8,93
25) Girlfriend In A Coma, rating: 8,92
26) Life Is A Pigsty, rating: 8,86
27) Disappointed, rating: 8,83
28) Girl Afraid, rating: 8,71
29) Is It Really So Strange?, rating: 8,67
30) Frankly, Mr Shankly, rating: 8,64
31) I Started Something I Couldn't Finish, rating: 8,63
32) Back To The Old House, rating: 8,57
33) I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday, rating: 8,53
34) Ask, rating: 8,52
35) I Have Forgiven Jesus, rating: 8,48
36) Let Me Kiss You, rating: 8,45
37) Jeane, rating: 8,42
38) Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning, rating: 8,42
39) Come Back To Camden, rating: 8,41
40) Interesting Drug, rating: 8,39
41) Alsatian Cousin, rating: 8,39
42) I Am Hated For Loving, rating: 8,38
43) I'd Love To, rating: 8,38
44) Hold On To Your Friends, rating: 8,37
45) Friday Mourning, rating: 8,37
46) Maladjusted, rating: 8,34
47) London, rating: 8,34
48) Lost, rating: 8,34
49) I Know Very Well How I Got My Name, rating: 8,34
50) Never Had No One Ever, rating: 8,32
51) My Love Life, rating: 8,31
52) Barbarism Begins At Home, rating: 8,31
53) Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together, rating: 8,24
54) Boxers, rating: 8,21
55) No One Can Hold A Candle To You, rating: 8,17
56) Ganglord, rating: 8,16
57) I Don't Owe You Anything, rating: 8,12
58) I Can Have Both, rating: 8,08
59) Glamorous Glue,rating: 8,08
60) I Don't Mind If You Forget Me, rating: 8,04
61) Lucky Lisp, average rating: 8,03
62) Death Of A Disco Dancer, rating: 7,92
63) Alma Matters, rating: 7,88
64) I Like You, rating: 7,88
65) Meat Is Murder, rating: 7,84
66) Girl Least Likely To, rating: 7,83
67) It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small, rating: 7,81
68) Driving Your Girlfriend Home, rating: 7,79
69) I'm Not Sorry, rating: 7,77
70) Little Man, What Now, rating: 7,75
71) Dear God Please Help Me, rating: 7,74
72) A Swallow On My Neck, rating: 7,74
73) (I'm) The End Of The Family Line, rating: 7,73
74) Certain People I Know, rating: 7,72
75) Mute Witness, rating: 7,70
76) Billy Budd, rating: 7,69
77) I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now, rating: 7,65
78) If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me, rating: 7,62
79) Miserable Lie, rating: 7,58
80) In The Future When All's Well, rating: 7,58
81) I Will See You In Far Off Places, rating: 7,58
82) Break Up The Family, rating: 7,57
83) Accept Yourself, rating: 7,55
84) Interlude, rating: 7,53
85) He Knows I'd Love To See Him, rating: 7,46
86) Have-A-Go Merchant, rating: 7,42
87) My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye, rating: 7,39
88) I Knew I Was Next, rating: 7,35
89) Munich Air Disaster 1958, rating: 7,32
90) King Leer, rating: 7,31
91) Good Looking Man About Town,rating: 7,31
92) A Song From Under The Floorboards, rating: 7,31
93) Do Your Best And Don't Worry, rating: 7,30
94) Oh Well, I'll Never Learn, rating: 7,27
95) Let The Right One Slip In, rating: 7,27
96) How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?, rating: 7,27
97) Bengali In Platforms, rating: 7,24
98) Michael's Bones, rating: 7,23
99) Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice, rating: 7,22
100) I Just Want To See The Boy Happy, rating: 7,19
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
Meh. Distinctly average, verging on poor. A 5 from me.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
worst song on the album, IMO:(
Agreed. Esp the first opening lines..."A working class face glares back at me from the glass and lurches oh..." his voice is up and down and so not in tune with the melody. Something is just off there. :confused: Then he disses Pittsburgh which is very odd :confused: I'm not from there but I'd be pissed about it if I were :D
 

nugz

SUPAHSTAR!
LAME. i hate the pittsburgh line. i dont really like pittsburgh, but its a dumb line. i honestly dont even remember how this song goes to be honest. completely unmemorable. 3
 

jeniphir

Doing Very Well
5 from me. A couple of clever lyrics ("Turned sickness in to un/popular song") but those aren't even that clever, relative to how clever his lyrics can be. I'd agree this is the worst track on ROTT.

--jeniphir
 

Uncleskinny

It's all good
Subscriber
I think the lyrics are really, really clever. At first sight, you can take the title as "I Ran On The Streets", but I read it as "The Streets I Ran", or "I Ran The Streets", and it's a song from a modest youth who grew up in Manchester, and became such an icon that he became a symbol of the city, so much so that he in effect "ran the streets". To me, the whole song is about his growing up in Manchester, and eventually being the boss of the streets. As usual with Morrissey, he wraps the song up very clever wordplay and double-meaning.

Peter
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
Yes, jenipher--great line "Turned sickness in to un/popular song". Those are the same songs that have saved my life =o) I decided to have a listen to the song 'in the moment' cuz I really do like the music (moreso than the lyrics). I watched it and fell hard for him all over again*sigh* and THIS got me SO excited to see him again!!

Between the great recording & closeups of this, the music, the opening lights, MORRISSEY (mostly!), the energy, and a nice post from Uncle Skinny :) --I have to kick up my rating to a 5.5 now. Moz has that kind of power over me :D Check out the link & u will c. Another look, and I may go to 6 :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMbJdHEcCAY

I love it right around 2:10 he sings THAT line with the lovely Matt Walker behind him. Drummer Love!! Singer Lust!! Double HOT!

Under the floor boards bonus =o)

Nothing of this man's music truly sucks, does it.
 
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Roma De Moz

Fat Children Took My Life
I wouldn't say it was neccesarily the worst song on the album; it does feel out of place though. I'd rank it alongside "Father" and "Boy Happy" in terms of quality (average, relative to the album). The lyrics are not bad and the music is actually quite good, but overall it's nothing special. A 6.
 

Kuiper

Better than Marr
I think the lyrics are really, really clever. At first sight, you can take the title as "I Ran On The Streets", but I read it as "The Streets I Ran", or "I Ran The Streets", and it's a song from a modest youth who grew up in Manchester, and became such an icon that he became a symbol of the city, so much so that he in effect "ran the streets". To me, the whole song is about his growing up in Manchester, and eventually being the boss of the streets. As usual with Morrissey, he wraps the song up very clever wordplay and double-meaning.

Peter
I've never thought about it that way before, a very clever analysis.
 

Kuiper

Better than Marr
are you serious? :rolleyes: so it ranks up there with Everyday is like Sunday, and Now My Heart is Full and There is a Light??? cmon Kui, cmon!!! haha. *smacks* :p
Yes, it does. Everyone's rating is just a personal opinion, but yes, I do rank it up there. It's just as classic to me as those songs are. I probably prefer it to There is a Light, but not Everyday or Now My Heart is Full. I think There is a Light is still a 10 and deservedly so I'm not just gonna go along with peer pressure when I vote for it, lol, but maybe like the lowest 10 because it is a little overrated by comparison to other songs, such as, On the Streets! :p
 

Danny

Senior Member
I think it's a brilliant song and the unconventional melody is perfect for the lyrics enhancing the general feeling of desperation and paranoia. It's also very funny at the end when he's desperately wishing death on everyone but himself. :D
 
I think it's a brilliant song and the unconventional melody is perfect for the lyrics enhancing the general feeling of desperation and paranoia. It's also very funny at the end when he's desperately wishing death on everyone but himself. :D
How about "take Boz, Matt, Gary, Jesse, Mike - just spare me"?
 

CrystalGeezer

My secret's my enzyme.
When you wake up, it's always the same.
 

HIM

New Member
tuneless f***ing nonsense. nil.
 
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