The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 151: SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER

How do you rate Shakespeare's Sister?

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


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, Nothing special
5: Uninspired
4: Poor
3: Bad
2: Should never have been released
1: He/They should be ashamed

The Top 100 after 150 songs:

1) Now My Heart Is Full, rating: 9,63
2) I Know It's Over, rating: 9,53
3) Panic, rating: 9,50
4) Everyday Is Like Sunday, rating: 9,49
5) Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want, rating: 9,48
6) Rubber Ring, rating: 9,43
7) Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me, rating: 9,42
8) Reel Around The Fountain, rating: 9,40
9) Hand In Glove,rating: 9,34
10) Bigmouth Strikes Again, rating: 9,32
11) How Soon Is Now?, rating: 9,30
12) Jack The Ripper, rating: 9,25
13) Cemetry Gates, rating: 9,21
14) Seasick Yet Still Docked, rating: 9,20
15) Late Night, Maudlin Street, rating: 9,17
16) Half A Person,rating: 9,15
17) November Spawned A Monster, rating: 9,13
18) I Want The One I Can't Have, rating: 9,11
19) Hairdresser On Fire,rating: 9,11
20) Nobody Loves Us, rating: 9,10
21) Asleep, rating: 9,04
22) I've Changed My Plea To Guilty, rating: 9,03
23) Irish Blood, English Heart, rating: 9,02
24) A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours, rating: 8,98
25) First Of The Gang To Die, rating: 8,96
26) Handsome Devil, rating: 8,95
27) Paint A Vulgar Picture, rating: 8,93
28) I Won't Share You, rating: 8,93
29) Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, rating: 8,93
30) Piccadilly Palare, rating: 8,92
31) Girlfriend In A Coma, rating: 8,92
32) Life Is A Pigsty, rating: 8,90
33) Nowhere Fast, rating: 8,90
34) Disappointed, rating: 8,79
35) Rusholme Ruffians, rating: 8,76
36) Girl Afraid, rating: 8,72
37) Is It Really So Strange?, rating: 8,67
38) I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday, rating: 8,61
39) Frankly, Mr Shankly, rating: 8,61
40) I Started Something I Couldn't Finish, rating: 8,60
41) Back To The Old House, rating: 8,58
42) Ask, rating: 8,55
43) I Have Forgiven Jesus, rating: 8,49
44) Let Me Kiss You, rating: 8,48
45) Pretty Girls Make Graves, rating: 8,48
46) Friday Mourning, rating: 8,40
47) Jeane, rating: 8,40
48) Come Back To Camden, rating: 8,39
49) Alsatian Cousin, rating: 8,38
50) Hold On To Your Friends, rating: 8,37
51) I Know Very Well How I Got My Name, rating: 8,36
52) London, rating: 8,35
53) Lost, rating: 8,35
54) Barbarism Begins At Home, rating: 8,35
55) Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning, rating: 8,34
56) Interesting Drug, rating: 8,33
57) I Am Hated For Loving, rating: 8,33
58) My Love Life, rating: 8,32
59) Never Had No One Ever, rating: 8,28
60) I'd Love To, rating: 8,28
61) Maladjusted, rating: 8,26
62) Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together, rating: 8,22
63) Boxers, rating: 8,21
64) I Don't Owe You Anything, rating: 8,16
65) No One Can Hold A Candle To You, rating: 8,16
66) Reader Meet Author, rating: 8,12
67) Ganglord, rating: 8,11
68) Glamorous Glue,rating: 8,05
69) I Don't Mind If You Forget Me, rating: 8,05
70) Lucky Lisp, average rating: 8,04
71) Meat Is Murder, rating: 7,96
72) Death Of A Disco Dancer, rating: 7,92
73) Satan Rejected My Soul, rating: 7,91
74) I Can Have Both, rating: 7,89
75) Alma Matters, rating: 7,88
76) I Like You, rating: 7,88
77) It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small, rating: 7,82
78) I'm Not Sorry, rating: 7,79
79) Girl Least Likely To, rating: 7,76
80) Miserable Lie, rating: 7,76
81) Driving Your Girlfriend Home, rating: 7,75
82) Certain People I Know, rating: 7,74
83) Little Man, What Now, rating: 7,73
84) Billy Budd, rating: 7,70
85) I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now, rating: 7,70
86) Mute Witness, rating: 7,69
87) A Swallow On My Neck, rating: 7,68
88) (I'm) The End Of The Family Line, rating: 7,68
89) Dear God Please Help Me, rating: 7,66
90) Oscillate Wildly, rating: 7,66
91) Break Up The Family, rating: 7,64
92) In The Future When All's Well, rating: 7,64
93) If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me, rating: 7,62
94) Ouija Board, Ouija Board, rating: 7,60
95) I Will See You In Far Off Places, rating: 7,58
96) Accept Yourself, rating: 7,55
97) Our Frank, rating: 7,55
98) He Knows I'd Love To See Him, rating: 7,46
99) My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye, rating: 7,41
100) A Song From Under The Floorboards, rating: 7,36


Not Dead Yet
Every band has a "weakest single"....


Starved Of Mirth
Not one of my favorites. Musically, I think this one is pretty dull. The mix is terrible. I read that each Smith was responsible for controlling the level of their instrument, and that's why it sounds like such mush. Definitely, one of the least impressive mid-period Smiths pieces of music. Lyrically, it's okay, but I don't find it particularly believable. It's really a piece of drama, more than anything. Morrissey used to whine about how this song should have been a massive hit and it wasn't... He was wrong this time. I give it a 7.


Doing Very Well
One of my favourite Smiths/Moz suicide anthems. . .makes doing yrself in seem noble--even heroic. Suicide with a good beat you can dance to.

No, Mama. . .let me go!



The Most Inept
I would say that this is one of the few Smiths/Moz songs that the music surpasses the lyrics. It makes me feel like running! Back in the cassette days I remember this song would get me all riled up and then Well I Wonder would come on and calm me down:)


Forever Ill
a 9

what an amazing song this is, lyricly and musicly, I still wonder why this
song is seen as just an average Smiths song, it should be ranked at the
same hights as 'light'/'bigmouth'/'glove'/'how soon is now', etc.

the finest lines are
I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar
that it meant that you are
a protestsinger
I can smile about it now
but at the time it was terrible


Junior Member
I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar
that it meant that you are
a protestsinger
I can smile about it now
but at the time it was terrible
I'll give it an 7 soley for that lyric - superb.
But, overall, not one of my favourite Smith tracks... (and that's not to say I dislike it at all)


Starved Of Mirth
of course they do and this is NOT The Smith's

so there....

mind you, you do like Kill uncle so.... :rolleyes:
If not this, then what? "Girlfriend In A Coma"? "Sheila Take A Bow"? "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish"? Those are the only ones I can think of that come close to being as poor as "Shakespeare's Sister".


all i ask of you...
I love this song, next to Nowhere Fast it was one of the first songs that really got me addicted to the Smiths.

on a sidenote I played this in a jukebox here in San Antonio not too long ago with Jen (spinster) and Kim (appleblonde) helping me sing in the bar!

Kim only did the long 'noooooooo', though she shortened it a bit.

Jen luckily was game and sang along with me as I usually do try to make an arse of myself in public :)

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
Only 6/10 I'm afraid. Moz sings FLAT at the end. I always found this a bit cringeworthy. It ruins what is an otherwise alright song.​
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