The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 206: TROUBLE LOVES ME

How do you rate Trouble Loves Me?


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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: TROUBLE LOVES ME

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 205: Tony The Pony
Part 204: Tomorrow
Part 203: To Me You Are A Work Of Art
Part 202: This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Part 201: This Is Not Your Country
Part 200: This Charming Man
Part 199: These Things Take Time
Part 198: There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends
Part 197: There Speaks A True Friend
Part 196: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Part 195: The Youngest Was The Most Loved
Part 194: The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
Part 193: The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils
Part 192: The Queen Is Dead
Part 191: The Public Image
Part 190: The Ordinary Boys
Part 189: The Operation
Part 188: The Never Played Symphonies
Part 187: The National Front Disco
Part 186: The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
Part 185: The Loop
Part 184: The Lazy Sunbathers
Part 183: The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Part 182: The Headmaster Ritual
Part 181: The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye
Part 180: The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Part 179: The Father Who Must Be Killed
Part 178: The Edges Are No Longer Parallel
Part 177: The Draize Train
Part 176: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Part 175: The Boy Racer
Part 174: That's Entertainment
Part 173: That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Part 172: Teenage Dad On His Estate
Part 171: Sweetie Pie
Part 170: Sweet And Tender Hooligan
Part 169: Sunny
Part 168: Suffer Little Children
Part 167: Suedehead
Part 166: Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
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,
(follow this link for first 99 songs).

Best performing songs, parts 1 to 99 (click to vote):

Part 96: Jack The Ripper
Part 93: Irish Blood, English Heart
Part 88: I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Part 83: I Won't Share You
Part 81: I Want The One I Can't Have
Part 77: I Know It's Over
Part 65: How Soon Is Now?
Part 61: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Part 57: Handsome Devil
Part 56: Hand In Glove
Part 55: Half A Person
Part 54: Hairdresser On Fire
Part 50: Girlfriend In A Coma
Part 42: First Of The Gang To Die
Part 41: Everyday Is Like Sunday
Part 36: Disappointed
Part 26: Cemetry Gates
Part 21: Bigmouth Strikes Again
Part 14: Asleep
Part 1: A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
 
I've recently become obsessed with this song. I hadn't heard it that much and it came on my mp3 player once on random when i was in the middle of maths (listening to the teacher not Morrissey of course:rolleyes:)and i completly fell in love with it. My fave bit is :

"Show me a barrel and watch me scrape it
Faced with the music, as always I'll face it
In the half-light
So English, frowning
Then at midnight I
Can't get you out of my head"
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
"Then at midnight I, can't get you out of my head"
I love the crashing cymbals/drums on that line

I adore this song -it's an easy 10 and then some. Gorgeous lyrics and with the change in music, it's like 3 songs in 1. The balance seems and is serene! :) His voice is pure butter on this track--I love his vibrato on the end of just about every note.

"On the flesh rampage" and "Ready with ready-wit" are some classic Moz lines. And the subtle, slight 'ahead of note' word 'two' at "...Trouble needs me, Two things... *ugh* love that
 

nugz

SUPAHSTAR!
I knew everyone was gonna go gah gah over this song. honestly, i dont get it. i guess this is one of those songs that everyone loves, but for some reason, i dont really grasp the greatness of it. i dont hate it, but sometimes it actually kinda bores me. :o
 

Uncleskinny

It's all good
Subscriber
I knew everyone was gonna go gah gah over this song. honestly, i dont get it. i guess this is one of those songs that everyone loves, but for some reason, i dont really grasp the greatness of it. i dont hate it, but sometimes it actually kinda bores me. :o
To quote Homer Simpson - "It's good.....but it's not great."

Peter
 

essential

essential
"Oh please fulfill me - otherwise kill me". This track reduced me to tears at every 2006 gig I went to. My hubby doesn't get it either and just thinks it drags on and on but it is about my favourite track of all. It is only spoiled by the awful Papa Jack following it on Maladjusted.
 

BillyBudd

Junior Member
A modern classic. This is one of his finest songs ever and has my favourite Morrissey moment ever in it ("Then at midnight I, can't get you out of my head").
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
A modern classic. This is one of his finest songs ever and has my favourite Morrissey moment ever in it ("Then at midnight I, can't get you out of my head").
Would you rate it ahead of "Nobody Loves Us?"

Just curious...
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
I love the crashing cymbals/drums on that line

I adore this song -it's an easy 10 and then some. Gorgeous lyrics and with the change in music, it's like 3 songs in 1. The balance seems and is serene! :) His voice is pure butter on this track--I love his vibrato on the end of just about every note.

"On the flesh rampage" and "Ready with ready-wit" are some classic Moz lines. And the subtle, slight 'ahead of note' word 'two' at "...Trouble needs me, Two things... *ugh* love that
Corrissey, I love it when you are reduced to a primal *ugh*. :)

I really need my quiff to stop doing the thinking for me. Anyway, back to the song. When Maladjusted came out, I would have given "Trouble Loves Me" a solid 9+, great song, very "English" to me as an American which I find enormously charming. However, after YATQ's "Come Back to Camden" and ROTT's "Dear God Please Help Me," I think they are all (dare I type it) formulaic! Which is not to say it's a bad formula. To me, they form an awesome trilogy of songs.

The song just seemed more special to me in 1997 then it does now because of the aforementioned releases. I give it a strong eight, ever so close to nine, *ugh*.:)
 

EPbabe

Active Member
My absolute favourite: "please fulfill me-otherwise kill me" or "so console me -otherwise hold me" are the most beautiful parts. Actually, it's quite hard to chose my favourite part, it's a wonderful song. Each time I hear it, I have to listen to it again and again....
 

Mel_Torment

Dismember
Sheer perfection!

I don't often cry, but this song makes me cry. And yet it makes me smile, too. It's the quintessential Morrissey song -- poignant, witty, funny, reproachful...

I have two especially fond memories of this song that stand out especially: I heard this song on an advance bootlegged copy of Maladjusted on a cassette tape. I had this shitty boombox that used to eat cassette tapes, the sound from the boombox on the best of days was tinny, and the bootleg only produced sound on one side, the left, I think it was. Whereas the other songs left me unmoved, Trubble --despite the crap sound quality-- had me crying a stream of tears that day.

In '97 Morrissey took me by complete surprise when he took to the stage one night and straight away announced, "Hello, my name is Trouble!". I had been wearing a nametag that had the pre-printed "Hello, my name is ______" and I filled in "Trouble" as my name 'cos I luvs Morrissey. ;) How did he know? I was sure that tag was too small to be seen by him from where I had been standing at the previous gigs. Maybe it was a coincidence, but it was very odd and shocked the hell out of me. Then later that night he also talked directly to me. Keep in mind that this was back in the day when he was not very chatty during concerts. He would usually just say thank you. :)
 

vicarinatutugal

can't reMember
Sheer perfection!

I don't often cry, but this song makes me cry. And yet it makes me smile, too. It's the quintessential Morrissey song -- poignant, witty, funny, reproachful...

I have two especially fond memories of this song that stand out especially: I heard this song on an advance bootlegged copy of Maladjusted on a cassette tape. I had this shitty boombox that used to eat cassette tapes, the sound from the boombox on the best of days was tinny, and the bootleg only produced sound on one side, the left, I think it was. Whereas the other songs left me unmoved, Trubble --despite the crap sound quality-- had me crying a stream of tears that day.

In '97 Morrissey took me by complete surprise when he took to the stage one night and straight away announced, "Hello, my name is Trouble!". I had been wearing a nametag that had the pre-printed "Hello, my name is ______" and I filled in "Trouble" as my name 'cos I luvs Morrissey. ;) How did he know? I was sure that tag was too small to be seen by him from where I had been standing at the previous gigs. Maybe it was a coincidence, but it was very odd and shocked the hell out of me. Then later that night he also talked directly to me. Keep in mind that this was back in the day when he was not very chatty during concerts. He would usually just say thank you. :)
awww *lump in throat* You have the best stories to tell Mel :)
 
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