The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 211: WE HATE IT WHEN OUR FRIENDS BECOME SUCCESSFUL

How do you rate We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful?


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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: WE HATE IT WHEN OUR FRIENDS BECOME SUCCESSFUL

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 210: Vicar In A Tutu
Part 209: Used To Be A Sweet Boy
Part 208: Unloveable
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,(follow this link to first 149 songs).

Best performing songs, parts 1 to 149 (click to vote):

Part 147: Rubber Ring
Part 145: Reel Around The Fountain
Part 140: Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Part 136: Panic
Part 135: Paint A Vulgar Picture
Part 128: Now My Heart Is Full
Part 126: November Spawned A Monster
Part 124: Nobody Loves Us
Part 104: Life Is A Pigsty
Part 101: Late Night, Maudlin Street
Part 100: Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me,
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
 

Skinner

RIP The Rev
I voted a 9. I too kind of hate it when my friends are successful meanwhile I still live with my parents :rolleyes:
 

nugz

SUPAHSTAR!
fun video! fun song to sing along to! "ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, its really laughable!" love that part. :)

I'd give it an 8.5, but im gonna round down to an 8 for this one.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
We are on the W's!?! W t f :( :D

High 8. I love the ending lines, "verse, chorus, middle eight, break, fade, just listen ..."

This song was in the Top 10 of the Onion's best 'Laughter in Music'. ah ha ha ha ha ha...

who wants ice cream!?
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Another poor Morrissey A-side from the '90's. The laughing non-chorus is disgraceful for a man of so many words. The only good memory of this song that I have is seeing him point at the crowd in front of him at Arco Arena in Sacramento as he mimed in camp disgust, "Oh, LOOK AT THOSE CLOTHES!" Musically, I always thought this was just a less melodic version of "Our Frank". I give it a 6 for a couple of good lines.
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
We are on the W's!?! W t f :( :D

High 8. I love the ending lines, "verse, chorus, middle eight, break, fade, just listen ..."

This song was in the Top 10 of the Onion's best 'Laughter in Music'. ah ha ha ha ha ha...
I give it a nine. I held the pointer over 8, put ultimately my take on this song is slightly different than what everyone has mentioned thus far. Yes, it is funny, but moreover it is such a savage indictment of the jealousies we all possess. No one I know is able to capture the human condition and put it into song better than Morrissey. For me, it is what separates him from the rest of the field. Not only is the song a truism it is also a nearly unspoken one.
 
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Dave

Guest
10 for sentimental reasons. The CD single cover photos alone are worth 3 points.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
an 8

as for choosing not the best from an album as a single, this one is one
of the few that's on my good side, it's catchy, easy singalong lyrics,
and about 3 minutes, so a perfect Morrissey single.

I give 1 point extra for the ice cream licking in the video, which is one
of Morrisseys best

and if they northern
that makes it even worse
 
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imogen11

Junior Member
6.5. hmm...couple of good lines in it....
I like it but I'm a little nonchalant also.
And if I compare it to what I would consider to be a 9-10, well, it's only above average, really...
 

Piss Me Off

New Member
The first ever Morrissey song i heard, so i suppose it has some sentimental value to me. This track always reminds me of the first time i saw him performing in the way only he can :) 8 from me i think.
 

laughing_anne

New Member
Listening to this song on my iPod always makes my ears bleed. Not because I don't like it, (I DO, one of my favs) but simply because the beginning is so loud :D
A solid 9 from me :)
 
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