The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 166: SUCH A LITTLE THING MAKES SUCH A BIG DIFFERENCE

How do you rate Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference?


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Houdini

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

Song for Today: SUCH A LITTLE THING MAKES SUCH A BIG DIFFERENCE

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 165: Stretch Out And Wait
Part 164: Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Part 163: Still Ill
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).
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
Great lyrics, very dull melody. A 7 from me.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Admittedly, it's not the greatest of Moz songs, but I love this song anyway. It's just got such great energy - it's a fun song that always makes me smile. I'll give it a 9.
 
Not the greatest song he's ever written, but there's something really likeable about it. It's totally bonkers, and I love his vocal at the end - "Leave me alone, I was only singing!" 7/10.
 
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Dave

Guest
Most people keep their brains between their legs


don't you find?

And then the music between that and "leave me alone I was only singing" is some of the best Mozic ever, so I give a 10!
 

M-in-Oz

Active Member
I gave it a 10

Its one of the first songs I really got into & I still remember my mum telling me off for singing "most people keep their brains between their legs" to her in the car. She thought it was rude.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
A 9 and one of the early solo ones that spoke to me. It's very 'fey' (fey rhymes with ok =o) to me and different but so eloquent. I like the little musical interlude ('more triangle'! :p) too. Gets extra points for cooly leading into Playboys.

A gentle tone of kindness or written words on paper...CAN YOU WRITE?! (I love the ...you JERK! conotation :p)

Has anyone noticed how great the "S" songs are doing? Houdini...stats?! :)
 

celibate

Forever Ill
a 7

decent song from Bona Drag [which I find a REAL album , and must be counted with all other studio albums]

lyrics are not his best, musicly it's not very impressive .

finest line
I will not change and I will not be nice
and
most people keep their brains between their legs
 

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
8/10. Love it! Too good for a b-side.​
 

friday mourning

New Member
This song has been a theme song for me this year. Love it, love it, love it! The studio version doesn´t do it justice but the live versions are absolutely amazing.
 
never used to like it that much, but for some reason over the past couple of months i cant stop listening, 10
 

Black_Eyed_Sioux

Hey Doug, how ya been??
The lyrics are great on this one...But I don't like the way the song ends...So a 7 from me...
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
a 7

decent song from Bona Drag [which I find a REAL album , and must be counted with all other studio albums]

lyrics are not his best, musicly it's not very impressive .

finest line
I will not change and I will not be nice
and
most people keep their brains between their legs
What do you mean you find it a real album? It was recorded at loads of different sessions over a three year period with different songwriters and different musicians!
Presumably you mean you'd never heard any of the songs before so, to your ears, it was a like a studio album, but so would the Best of The Smiths be if you were new to the band.
Bona Drag is a great collection of songs but it is basically the best of the Viva Hate sessions and Morrissey's favourite songs (at the time) off all the 'funny little singles' between VH and KU.

Anyway, back to the song. I love it! Giving it a 9...
 

celibate

Forever Ill
What do you mean you find it a real album? It was recorded at loads of different sessions over a three year period with different songwriters and different musicians!
Presumably you mean you'd never heard any of the songs before so, to your ears, it was a like a studio album, but so would the Best of The Smiths be if you were new to the band.
Bona Drag is a great collection of songs but it is basically the best of the Viva Hate sessions and Morrissey's favourite songs (at the time) off all the 'funny little singles' between VH and KU.

Anyway, back to the song. I love it! Giving it a 9...
tut tut, I know my history

Bona Drag was mere an album on which all singles between 88 and 91 were
listed plus a few b-sides

but I find it a complete album, not a reissue repackage album like the best off's

no, in my book this is one of his 9 th studio albums
 

Houdini

Junior Member
Has anyone noticed how great the "S" songs are doing? Houdini...stats?! :)
Yes, the S is the best performing letter so far: Speedway and Still Ill are currently both top-3, Shoplifters and Stop Me are top-15 and Sister and Seasick are also at an average score of 9 or more.
And then there are still some really great S-songs to come: Suedehead, Sunny, Suffer Little Children, Sweet and Tender Hooligan...
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
Yes, the S is the best performing letter so far: Speedway and Still Ill are currently both top-3, Shoplifters and Stop Me are top-15 and Sister and Seasick are also at an average score of 9 or more.
And then there are still some really great S-songs to come: Suedehead, Sunny, Suffer Little Children, Sweet and Tender Hooligan...
Hmm, here's an idea. Let's start a campaign to get Moz to make sure that all the songs on the next album start with the letter 'S'!
 

jeniphir

Doing Very Well
I WILL NOT CHANGE AND I WILL NOT BE NICE!!!!

10.

--jeniphir
 
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