The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 222: WONDERFUL WOMAN

How do you rate Wonderful Woman?

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


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 221: William, It Was Really Nothing
Part 220: Will Never Marry
Part 219: Wide To Receive
Part 218: Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself?
Part 217: Whatever Happens, I Love You
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


It's all good
I know there's a tendency to look at early songs with rose-tinted nostalgia, but this is a genuinely different song and I think it stands up well even today. Daniel Earwicker does a great version, which can be seen here...

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I adore this song. It's one of my favourite early Smiths songs, and I think it's massively underrated. The atmosphere Johnny creates, and then Morrissey's moaning and groaning in the "chorus" ... magical.

oscillate wildly

New Member
I have had this song for a long time but I just started properly listening to it a few months ago. and we have had a very good few months together so far.



Starved Of Mirth
One of the most beautiful songs The Smiths ever recorded, and a sadly neglected gem. I adore every last crooning second. 10


Forever Ill
a 7 [it should be an 8, banging my head on the keyboard]

just one thing to say about this song, Morrissey's singin so emotional,
it's sometimes hard to keep dry eyes

further a song which the Smiths had toyed with in the studio, there seem
to be alternate versions with different songtitle, and lyrics
[don't kill me on this one, but I definately know they worked on it, even
after they seem satisfied]

the song used to call "what do you see in him"

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
8/10. I really like wonderful woman. Unfortunately I only have a bootleg live recorded version of the song & would love to hear a studio version. Its vintage early Smiths stuff.​


On holiday by mistake
Another song to remind us how lucky we are to have been Smiths fans.

Just remember the vast majority of people wont have ever heard this song. How terrible for them.

Uncle skinny thanks for posting that vid - brilliant rendition. But what an unbelieveble genius Marr is.


New Member
i really like this song.
Anyone in the UK can download the song from iTunes - it's on the "This Charming Man" EP, along with "Jeane" and, for some bizarre reason, the BBC version of "Accept Yourself".


Beastly Little Parasite
As mentioned previously, it's a sometimes forgotten gem from the very early days. I've always liked this one. 'What to be done with her?' 8 from Mal.
Songs like this are surely one of the main reasons a decent Smiths box-set must be released eventually. It's incredible that it, along with "Jeane", never made it onto any of the compilations. It deserves to be heard.

9 x Fined

This is one of the first smiths songs I ever heard. Love the line:

"I'm starved of mirth, let's go trip a dwarf."

Yes, that means that we'll be at the end within a fortnight.
So if anyone hasn't voted yet in any of the song-polls above, now is your chance!
When they've both been on sale for a couple of months, will there be polls for "That's How People Grow Up" and "All You Need Is Me", to get an idea of where they'd come in the list?

I'm just sad this poll is coming to an end!
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