The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 217: WHATEVER HAPPENS, I LOVE YOU

How do you rate Whatever Happens, I Love You?


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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: WHATEVER HAPPENS, I LOVE YOU

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 216: What's The World
Part 215: What She Said
part 214: What Difference Does It Make?
Part 213: Well I Wonder
Part 212: We'll Let You Know
Part 211: We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
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
 

EPbabe

Active Member
This song is very dear to my heart, since it's on the World of Morrissey cd I bought last christmas for my hubby. The cd with which the craze began....:p
 

Jamie

Bluff, Ardour & Assoc.
To me, one of the more underrated songs in the Morrissey canon and one I was overjoyed to see in the rare airings on the 2007 tour. The arrangement is bold and one of the most inventive of the solo years. The "free jazz" clarinet complements the serrated guitars--is that a distorted 12-string I detect playing the main figure in the verses? The undisguised passion and longing when Morrissey sings "we stole each other's clothes"--spine-tingling. His vocal somehow walks a fine line between horniness and abject sadness.

Having been the last song on the Boxers single, it feels like a signpost towards Southpaw Grammar (woodwinds aside). Loud guitars, primal drums, the clipped, telegram-style lyrics, and, reputedly, another paean to Jake. Had this been recorded a few months later, it could have become a stunning centerpiece to Southpaw.

Cheers,

Jamie
 

Your Arsenal

yes I am blind
This is my personal song to Morrissey.
Morrissey, when all is said and done, its you I love...whatever happens.

*SIGH*
I could die listening to this song.
10!
 
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Dave

Guest

yes, yes, yes, (repeat) :p

10, 10, 10, 10
 
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celibate

Forever Ill
an 8

good song from Southpaw Grammar, lyrics as always nothing to moan about, musicly it took some time to apreciate, as the whole of Southpaw
Grammar...though this was one of the first 3 I enjoyed
I have to admit my apreciation is still growing, and some ROTT songs I gave
a 5 in the beginning I would up 1 point...[think it has to do with all the
albums come by at the end of ythe year though ROTT was 2006]

anyway, nice and strong song
 

Kilt Uncle

Active Member
An 8.

One of the most memorable b-sides.
 

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
6/10. Mediocre.​
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
an 8

good song from Southpaw Grammar, lyrics as always nothing to moan about, musicly it took some time to apreciate, as the whole of Southpaw
Grammar...though this was one of the first 3 I enjoyed
I have to admit my apreciation is still growing, and some ROTT songs I gave
a 5 in the beginning I would up 1 point...[think it has to do with all the
albums come by at the end of ythe year though ROTT was 2006]

anyway, nice and strong song
Southpaw Grammar? Wasn't this a b-side from something off of "Vauxhall and I?" Definitely prior to Southpaw, no?:confused:

Agreed about this song as a "grower." I strong 8 as well.
 

Houdini

Junior Member
Southpaw Grammar? Wasn't this a b-side from something off of "Vauxhall and I?" Definitely prior to Southpaw, no?:confused:

Agreed about this song as a "grower." I strong 8 as well.
Yes, this one's off the Boxers EP, which was released early 1995.
I also think the songs on it are closer in spirit to Vauxhall than Southpaw.
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
Yes, this one's off the Boxers EP, which was released early 1995.
I also think the songs on it are closer in spirit to Vauxhall than Southpaw.
Thanks. I'm sure I'll be pilloried for not knowing that!:)
 

jeniphir

Doing Very Well
YES YES YES YES YES YES.

Dead sexeh.

Don't mind me sweating and panting, kthx.

9.

--jeniphir
 
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