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
 

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 - fucking 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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