The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 145: REEL AROUND THE FOUNTAIN

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How do you rate Reel Around The Fountain?

  1. 10

    67.6%
  2. 9

    17.0%
  3. 8

    8.0%
  4. 7

    5.7%
  5. 6

    1.1%
  6. 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    0.6%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Houdini

    Houdini Junior Member

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    Let's compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 232 Moz/Smiths-songs.

    Song for Today: REEL AROUND THE FOUNTAIN

    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 144: Redondo Beach
    Part 143: Reader Meet Author
    Part 142: Pretty Girls Make Graves
    Part 141: Pregnant For The Last Time
    Part 140: Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
    Part 139: Piccadilly Palare
    Part 138: Pashernate Love
    Part 137: Papa Jack
    Part 136: Panic
    Part 135: Paint A Vulgar Picture
    Part 134: Our Frank
    Part 133: Ouija Board, Ouija Board
    Part 132: Oscillate Wildly
    Part 131: On The Streets I Ran
    Part 130: Oh Well, I'll Never Learn
    Part 129: Nowhere Fast
    Part 128: Now My Heart Is Full
    Part 127: Now I Am A Was
    Part 126: November Spawned A Monster
    Part 125: Noise Is The Best Revenge
    Part 124: Nobody Loves Us
    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
     
  2. dislocate my shoulder

    dislocate my shoulder Occasionally.

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    10.

    It freaks me out, but I like it. I wouldn't say no...
     
  3. Chartres

    Chartres New Member

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    This is my favorite #2, only "Late Night, Maudlin Street" beats this one. The perfect opener to the world's best album.
    :)
     
  4. Dothatagain?

    Dothatagain? Member

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    Perfection. 10/10.
     
  5. JoyDiv007

    JoyDiv007 Is It Really So Strange

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    I love this song, just perfect so it gets a 10.
     
  6. jeniphir

    jeniphir Doing Very Well

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    10. A true Smiths classic.

    --jeniphir
     
  7. the judge

    the judge New Member

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    8.
    A nice song, but sometimes I find it too long and boring; sometimes I love it.
     
  8. sweet and tender hooligan

    sweet and tender hooligan Black cloud

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    I love this song, It's my faviourite song of all time, although it's close with There is a light that never goes out. My favourite line is -You can pin and mount me like a butterfly. 10/10:)
     
  9. snapyou

    snapyou Humdee,dumdee,homocide

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    One of the first Moz songs I ever heard on John Peel that made me sit and think
    "what is this?It sounds great and completely different from anything else"

    For some reason,probably because Brideshead Revisited was on tv at the time,I was always think of Charles and Sebastian reeling drunk around the fountain at Brideshead.
     
  10. nugz

    nugz SUPAHSTAR!

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    slap me on the patio baby! *ka-pow!* :p ...9!
     
  11. "Fifteen minutes with you..."

    10.
     
  12. Comtesse

    Comtesse Starved Of Mirth

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    This is the first Smiths song I ever heard, so it has special significance to me. I remember being almost shocked by Morrissey's crooning vocals. Nobody that I listened to sang like that - it was almost a throwback to Sinatra. My first thought was that he was the bravest of modern vocalists to actually croon like that. And his voice was so deep and monochromatic - I wasn't quite sure of it at first, but I soon grew to love it.

    Musically, the song is beautiful from the brilliant opening drum pattern, the lovely chiming chord pattern, and the typically masterful bass playing. But lyrically, it is astounding. "It's time the tale were told of how you took a child and you made him old" has to be one of the greatest opening lines ever, and the entire song reveals just enough to keep it interesting, but not so much that the mystery is destroyed. Really, Morrissey should listen to this song again to refresh his memory on how to write brilliant lyrics.

    What more can be said? One of the greatest of all Smiths songs and an easy 10.
     
  13. snapyou

    snapyou Humdee,dumdee,homocide

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    I've been thinking that exact same thing for a while especially considering his recent lyrical output
     
  14. CrystalGeezer

    CrystalGeezer My secret's my enzyme.

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    Comtesse said it best.
     
  15. nobody's hero

    nobody's hero New Member

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    The song with one of the best "stolen line from a book". Love it :)
     
  16. the judge

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    I dreamt about you last nigth and I fell out of bed twice
     
  17. lux girl

    lux girl In Moz We Trust

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    A perfect 10!!

    The song I quote from most.

    " 2 lumps please, you're the bees knees, but so am I "
     
  18. Radio Berlin

    Radio Berlin moz is ♥

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    aaaaaaaaaah! 10. this must be the best smiths-song, no competition. I love how the lyrics fit the music.
     
  19. mozmal

    mozmal Beastly Little Parasite

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    "But take me to the haven of your bed
    was something that you never said
    two lumps please, you're the bees knees
    but so am I"

    I rest my case. No further evidence.

    10
     
  20. applebuttaz

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    its a 200 this song is special to me...im not gonna get to personal but its a very good song to get romantic with.:p
     
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