The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 270: THE BULLFIGHTER DIES

How do you rate The Bullfighter Dies?

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In 2007, and early 2008, we put up polls for all 234 then released Morrissey and The Smiths-songs. More than 40,000 votes were cast and this resulted in The Morrissey/Smiths Top 100, or indeed, The Morrissey/The Smiths Top 234. In 2009/2010 we updated this chart with the 25 new songs that were released in 2008-2010. The final results of 2010, the 'Top 259', can be viewed here. Now, 4 years on, many people have asked me to continue with the polls as since the last one 25 new Morrissey-songs have been released.
So we'll start with the songs that were released in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and we'll end with the 18 songs from World Peace Is None of Your Business.

So here it goes. Let's hope for as big a turn-out as in 2007 and 2010 and, once again, vote with your heart, not with your mind.

Song 270: The Bullfighter Dies (Morrissey/Jesse Tobias)

Mad in Madrid
ill in Seville
lonely in Barcelona
then someone told you
and you cheered
"Hooray, hooray
the bullfighter dies
hooray, hooray
the bullfighter dies
and nobody cries
nobody cries
because we all want the bull to survive"
Gaga in Malaga
no mercy in Murcia
mental in Valencia
then someone tells you
and you cheer
"hooray, hooray
the bullfighter dies
hooray, hooray
the bullfighter dies
and nobody cries
nobody cries
because we all want the bull to survive."

Previous polls:
Part 269: Earth is the Loneliest Planet
Part 268: Istanbul
Part 267: World Peace is None of Your Business
Part 266: You Say You Don't Love Me
Part 265: Satellite of Love
Part 264: The Kid's a Looker
Part 263: Action is My Middle Name
Part 262: People Are The Same Everywhere
Part 261: Safe, Warm Lancashire Home
Part 260: Treat Me Like a Human Being
Polls 259-1

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A solid "8". So catchy, a nice song.


Well-Known Member
Loved it when it came out as a single, don't listen to it much now I have the album but it's still a great song, second favourite of the singles that came out. 8!

Harsh Truth

Ever Felt Had?
Fun song. Catchy. Bit of a throwaway in some regards but I like it. I gave it an 8.

In some ways, it's the "Frankly Mr. Shankly" of this album.
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...with an N.
I like it a lot.
I just wish is was longer.
Clocks in at like 1:40 if you take out the intro and the outro.


Accept Myself
Well...I'm going to break the mould and give it an...............8.
A very nice, Smithsian guitar melody and quite inspired lyrics, really.
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