The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 57: HANDSOME DEVIL

How do you rate Handsome Devil?

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Junior Member
While we wait for the new album to arrive, let us go about rating the songs we know, on a daily basis, and compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: HANDSOME DEVIL

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Classic, perfect
9: Near classic, brilliant
8: Really good Moz/Smiths song
7: Good Moz/Smiths song
6: Decent, OK, Nothing special
5: Uninspired
4: Poor
3: Bad
2: Should never have been released
1: He/They should be ashamed

The songs we've done so far (voting is still open, click to vote):

Part 1: A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
Part 2: A Song From Under The Floorboards
Part 3: A Swallow On My Neck
Part 4: Accept Yourself
Part 5: All The Lazy Dykes
Part 6: Alma Matters
Part 7: Alsatian Cousin
Part 8: Ambitious Outsiders
Part 9: America Is Not The World
Part 10: Ammunition
Part 11: Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Part 12: Asian Rut
Part 13: Ask
Part 14: Asleep
Part 15: At Amber
Part 16: At Last I Am Born
Part 17: Back To The Old House
Part 18: Barbarism Begins At Home
Part 19: Bengali In Platforms
Part 20: Best Friend On The Payroll
Part 21: Bigmouth Strikes Again
Part 22: Billy Budd
Part 23: Black-Eyed Susan
Part 24: Boxers
Part 25: Break Up The Family
Part 26: Cemetry Gates
Part 27: Certain People I Know
Part 28: Christian Dior
Part 29: Come Back To Camden
Part 30: Cosmic Dancer
Part 31: Dagenham Dave
Part 32: Dear God Please Help Me
Part 33: Death At One's Elbow
Part 34: Death Of A Disco Dancer
Part 35: Dial-A-Cliche
Part 36: Disappointed
Part 37: Do Your Best And Don't Worry
Part 38: Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
Part 39: Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Part 40: East West
Part 41: Everyday Is Like Sunday
Part 42: First Of The Gang To Die
Part 43: Found Found Found
Part 44: Frankly Mr Shankly
Part 45: Friday Mourning
Part 46: Ganglord
Part 47: Get Off The Stage
Part 48: Girl Afraid
Part 49: Girl Least Likely To
Part 50: Girlfriend In A Coma
Part 51: Glamorous Glue
Part 52: Golden Lights
Part 53: Good Looking Man About Town
Part 54: Hairdresser On Fire
Part 55: Half A Person
Part 56: Hand In Glove


Not Dead Yet
Really like Handsome Devil....but I do have to say it's a bit below some of the better lyriced B-Sides like Unloveable, Girl Afraid, Asleep, Half A Person and Jeane...

Maurice E

Junior Member
Now this is more like it; a proper Smiths song!
Energetic, racy, literate, punchy, melodic...
Miles better than Hand in Pants!


I am mine.
an 8, It's a nice rocker with funny lyrics but certainly not life changing.
I'm perhaps getting uncritical, but I do like this song. Unlike the fake gloominess of certain songs nowadays, it really works to the bone.

Err, I'll try to think thrice next time.


New Member
Just had to hand out another TEN!

Just a great song, There's more to life....... (But not much more!) Perfect Morrissey! :D


Is It Really So Strange
I gave it a 10, spent the alst few days watching some bootleg dvd's which this song appears quite often and yeah it's a great song and worthy of the highest vote.
A fine track from the 1st lp...that is how i see it. One of the songs that really grab my attention, when i heard the LP for the first time.

Still Tired

as it were...
I love it, the lyrics never fail to make me smile. I actually read about it before I ever heard it and I had to rush out to find a copy to believe someone really wrote songs like that!
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