The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 163: STILL ILL

How do you rate Still Ill?

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

Song for Today: STILL ILL

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: 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, click to vote):

Part 162: Spring-Heeled Jim
Part 161: Speedway
Part 160: Southpaw
Part 159: Sorrow Will Come In The End
Part 158: Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Part 157: Slum Mums
Part 156: Skin Storm
Part 155: Sister, I'm A Poet
Part 154: Sing Your Life
Part 153: Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Part 152: Sheila Take A Bow
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 this link for first 40 songs).


RIP The Rev
first one to vote for this song...sweet!

The line "I decree today that life is simply taking and not giving..." is indeed perfection to me. This was the frist Smiths song that I heard that really grabbed me and pulled me in. I adore it and I hope you all do as well. I'm sure you do. But what I really love is that this song shows that the Smiths could really rock out and keep wonderful lyrics together that gel and just work wonderfully. Still Ill for-eva!


The very first Smiths' song I heard.

I ADORE it!!:D

So Far Away

It May all end Tomorrow.
Also the very first smiths song I heard- so glad I listened to it! If I could give it an 11 due to sentimental value I would!


Not Dead Yet
Another Reason why The First Album is the best in my book....

Still Ill should have been the second my opinion of course



from the Ice Age to the dole age
I decree today
That life is simply taking and not giving
England is mine,
and it owes me a living



lovable loser
Does the body rule the mind or does the mind rule the body, I dunno.
My mind and body both told me to vote a strong 9'er.

A classic. Great lyrics (and falsetto) and it’s a jam…I like to air guitar to this one =o)


Starved Of Mirth
My all-time favorite Smiths song, containing the immortal lines, "Under the iron bridge we kissed and though I ended up with sore lips, it just wasn't like the old days anymore". I mean, can this be touched??? The music is one of Johnny's greatest compositions too. Just utterly utterly divine. A Grand Enormous 10.


Beastly Little Parasite
I remember the very first time I saw The Smiths live at the University of Hull in 1984, they started with Hand In Glove and then went straight into a blistering version of Still Ill - I'll never forget it and just thinking about it sends a shiver through me. This, in my humble opinion, is one of the very finest songs that the band ever recorded. The anti-work ethic that is in so many of the early songs is at it's strongest here. It's just a brilliant, beautiful song that has the ultimate accolade, it has stood the test of time. If I had to compile a list of my very favourite Smiths songs, then this would always, always be in there. I agree that the 2006 version is really good, but to quote the song..."It just wasn't like the old days anymore, no it wasn't like those days". A masterpiece which I'm going to listen to right now. An enormous, resounding 10. Anything less would be a travesty.


from the Ice Age to the dole age
Yes, that was a great appearance (and what a girl).

Of course, 10.

Will always remind me my first weeks with The Smiths ("I ended up with solids")...


hahaha, I recently learnt that in The Queen is Dead, he actually sings "Life is very long, when you're lonely", rather than, "When you don't live" and I am CRUSHED :o

hahaha, I recently learnt that in The Queen is Dead, he actually sings "Life is very long, when you're lonely", rather than, "When you don't live" and I am CRUSHED :o

With solids - in the river under the bridge.
Perhaps my only unique lyrics' accident.

You shouldn't feel crushed, the meanings are close to each other.
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