The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 152: SHEILA TAKE A BOW

How do you rate Sheila Take A Bow?


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Houdini

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

Another Smiths-single today:
Song for Today: SHEILA TAKE A BOW

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 151: Shakespeare's Sister
Part 150: Seasick Yet Still Docked
Part 149: Satan Rejected My Soul
Part 148: Rusholme Ruffians
Part 147: Rubber Ring
Part 146: Roy's Keen
Part 145: Reel Around The Fountain
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 Saying 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 (follow link for first 40 songs)
 

treygar

all i ask of you...
Just judging by the first few votes this song will be what I expected, either love it or hate it.

I was about to give it a 6 but jumped to 7 just because it has a happening beat.
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
Boot the grime of this world in the crotch, dear
And don't go home tonight


:D 9
 
Boot the grime of this world in the crotch, dear
And don't go home tonight


:D 9

Precisely!

10 from me. Plus 1 for "I'm a boy/girl" lines.
Not the most subtle or highbrow song, but it's fun.
And it's easy to be generous for Smiths.

tt
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
The lyrics are fun, but the music and the melody are lazy. Musically, it sounds like so many other songs from this same era: "Is It Really So Strange?," "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish," etc. Very dull - Johnny running on auto-pilot (and almost out of gas too). This song is only saved by Morrissey's entertaining gender-bending lyrics. For that alone, I give it a 7.
 

jeniphir

Doing Very Well
It's a 10 for the chorus alone.

--jeniphir
 

the judge

New Member
LA LA LA LAALA LA LA LAAA

Yes, the music is not very inspired but the lyrics are fun, plus his dancing at TOTP. Excellent.

9
 

oscillate wildly

New Member
8 :D
it isn't one of my very very favourite smiths songs but
it is one of the first ones i heard. and i of course was won by the gender 'bending' near the end!, haha.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
an 8

what a nice funny upbeat song this is, nothing bad I can write about it,
it's above average, a perfect Smiths single, but not that good that it
can rank between the Smiths classics

I love the girrl /boy switch in the lyrics at the end
 
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imogen11

Junior Member
Not a favourite but even then it's still good.

I gave it a 7 for the lyrics and 20 out of 10 for Morrissey's moves on TOTP - f***ing brilliant!! Go Moz! :D
 
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Dave

Guest
a favorite from Louder Than Bombs. 10.

is it wrong not to always be glad?

I always thought Sheila was the same girl from "What She Said".
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
I absolutely love Sheila!
It's just so ... stompy:)
Such a great upbeat vibe; easily the best Smiths song for the Saturday night indie disco!
It’s got one of those brilliant Morrissey lyrics where he asks a profound question and then provides a simple answer. Is it wrong not to always be glad? No it’s not wrong but I must add!
Surprised it's not getting top marks. So much better than the over-rated Smiths cliché pop of Panic, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable now etc...
 
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Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
Not bad but nowhere near the best. 7/10.​
 

Chartres

New Member
Somehow I always think this song is boring when I think about it but it never is when I listen to it:rolleyes:.

8
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
The lyrics are fun, but the music and the melody are lazy. Musically, it sounds like so many other songs from this same era: "Is It Really So Strange?," "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish," etc. Very dull - Johnny running on auto-pilot (and almost out of gas too). This song is only saved by Morrissey's entertaining gender-bending lyrics. For that alone, I give it a 7.

Comtesse always puts my feelings into wise words =o) I said 7 also. But not cuz she did :p

Love the boy/girl lyrics too -and Throw your homework onto the fire!!
 
I absolutely love Sheila!
It's just so ... stompy:)
Such a great upbeat vibe; easily the best Smiths song for the Saturday night indie disco!
It’s got one of those brilliant Morrissey lyrics where he asks a profound question and then provides a simple answer. Is it wrong not to always be glad? No it’s not wrong but I must add!
Surprised it's not getting top marks. So much better than the over-rated Smiths cliché pop of Panic, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable now etc...

You prompted me to check the other examples. I somehow didn't like it much in the beginning, but now I find it interesting. Is it wrong to change your mind? No, it's not wrong...
;)
 
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