The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 208: UNLOVEABLE

How do you rate Unloveable?

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

Song for Today: UNLOVEABLE

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 207: Unhappy Birthday
Part 206: Trouble Loves Me
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


Starved Of Mirth
The music is mediocre but those lyrics? Sheer majesty!!! What teenager can't relate to them? "I know I'm unloveable... I don't have much in my life but take it, it's yours... I know that you would like me if only you could meet me..." etc. Best lines: "I wear black on the outside 'cause black is how I feel on the inside. And if I seem a little strange, well, that's because I AM." Oh so true. If the music were better it might rank a 10, but as it is, I'll give it an 8.


'Kills threads dead'
Amazing song! This used to be my anthem when I was a melodramatic teenager. :o:D If I ever got in a funk, I'd play it on loop. It's lyrics could be seen as depressing but for some reason I always found the melody and Moz's voice so comforting and soothing...and kind of uplifting in a way. Dunno why, maybe because of the hint of self acceptance and individuality in lines like "and if I seem a little strange, well that's because I am". Great stuff and definitely one of my favorite of their slower songs.


RIP The Rev
"I don't have much in my life, but take it, its yours..."

King of Emo fo sho!


Beastly Little Parasite
Brilliant stuff and a beautiful example of the sheer quality of the material that was written by Morrissey/Marr - and this was a B-side! I love the sound of the guitar at the beginning and the lyrics are just simply unique. We simply have to cling to the old dreams, don't we? 9 from Mal.


I always thought the "black on the outside" line was awkward. This is not Morrissey at his best but it comes from a time when even his lesser efforts were pretty good.


RIP The Rev
I always thought the "black on the outside" line was awkward. This is not Morrissey at his best but it comes from a time when even his lesser efforts were pretty good.
...message received, loud and clear, loud and clear...:p;)


Junior Member
"message received loud and clear.."

I love this song. Recently rediscovered it and have been playing it a lot lately.

When I am feeling particularly sorry for myself, I love it even more. ;)

It's an 8 from me.

the judge

New Member
A lovely little song. 8 I was listening to it yesterday while I was walking home
I don't particurly like the line "I wear black on the outstide...", but I like "if I seem a little strange..." and "i don't have much in my life but take it..."

I love the outro music.


Forever Ill
a 9

a very nice, not much mentioned, song of The Smiths.
Lyrics are short, simple and to near the bone, musicly its OK

I don't have much in my life
but take it it's yours

and such lines are what makes/made Morrissey legendary

that's all I 've a writersblock:eek:head
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On holiday by mistake
i feckin love this song

its one of the Smiths song that you kinda grow up with and identify with the low times and the difficult times of being a teenager / young adult.

if he hadnt written stuff like this who knows what would have happened!!!:)


New Member
aww I love this song..

I know I'm unloooveable yooou don't have to tell meeee..
and if I seem a little straaaange well that's because I am!

Not one of Marr's most complicated compositions but it's beautiful in it's simplicity and it compliments the lyrics well. Sort of like the musical equivalent of someone shrugging their shoulders if that makes sense..

Being a teenager, I relate to this very well! 10!

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
7/10. Tis a nice little tune to be sure to be sure.​
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