The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 61: HEAVEN KNOWS I'M MISERABLE NOW

How do you rate HEAVEN KNOWS I'M MISERABLE NOW?


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Houdini

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: HEAVEN KNOWS I'M MISERABLE NOW

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Classic
9: Near classic, fucking brilliant anyway
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

We have a new number last.
The top-60 so far (voting will remain open, click to vote):

1) Everyday Is Like Sunday, rating: 9,65
2) Bigmouth Strikes Again, rating: 9,38
3) Hand In Glove,rating: 9,27
4) Cemetry Gates, rating: 9,18
5) Half A Person,rating: 9,15
6) First Of The Gang To Die, rating: 9,06
7) Hairdresser On Fire,rating: 9,05
8) Asleep, rating: 9,04
9) A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours, rating: 8,98
10) Girlfriend In A Coma, rating: 8,93
11) Disappointed, rating: 8,87
12) Handsome Devil,rating: 8,87
13) Frankly, Mr Shankly, rating: 8,56
14) Girl Afraid, rating: 8,56
15) Back To The Old House, rating: 8,47
16) Ask, rating: 8,46
17) Come Back To Camden, rating: 8,44
18) Friday Mourning, rating: 8,32
19) Alsatian Cousin, rating: 8,31
20) Barbarism Begins At Home, rating: 8,27
21) Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together, rating: 8,21
22) Boxers, rating: 8,18
23) Ganglord, rating: 8,13
24) Glamorous Glue,rating: 8,01
25) Death Of A Disco Dancer, rating: 7,98
26) Girl Least Likely To, rating: 7,80
27) Certain People I Know, rating: 7,74
28) He Knows I'd Love To See Him,rating: 7,73
29) Driving Your Girlfriend Home, rating: 7,73
30) A Swallow On My Neck, rating: 7,72
31) Dear God Please Help Me, rating: 7,70
32) Alma Matters, rating: 7,67
33) Have-A-Go Merchant,rating: 7,65
34) Billy Budd, rating: 7,57
35) Break Up The Family, rating: 7,47
36) Accept Yourself, rating: 7,39
37) Good Looking Man About Town,rating: 7,31
38) Do Your Best And Don't Worry, rating: 7,30
39) Bengali In Platforms, rating: 7,29
40) Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice, rating: 7,26
41) A Song From Under The Floorboards, rating: 7,20
42) Dial-A-Cliche, rating: 7,11
43) Christian Dior, rating: 6,79
44) At Last I Am Born, rating: 6,75
45) Ammunition, rating: 6,73
46) At Amber, rating: 6,66
47) Dagenham Dave, rating: 6,63
48) Black-Eyed Susan, rating: 6,57
49) Best Friend On The Payroll, rating: 6,55
50) Cosmic Dancer, rating: 6,51
51) Asian Rut, rating: 6,48
52) East West, rating: 6,41
53) Death At One's Elbow, rating: 6,34
54) He Cried,rating: 6,33
55) Ambitious Outsiders, rating: 6,33
56) America Is Not The World, rating: 6,30
57) Get Off The Stage, rating: 6,21
58) All The Lazy Dykes, rating: 6,07
59) Found Found Found, rating: 5,93
60) Golden Lights,rating: 5,03
 
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SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Is there any doubt about this? Anybody who says less than 9, should have their membership revoked....
 

Imhotep

ReMember
"What she asked of me at the end of the day, Caligula would have blushed" :)
 

the judge

New Member
ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS EVER.
10

A great chord progression and great chords.
In my life
why do i give valuable time
to people who don't care if I live or I die


I cry and smile at the same time when I hear this song. Not always
 
11.

Very nice, very nice, very nice, very nice:
Classic:
1) Everyday Is Like Sunday, rating: 9,65

Near classic, fucking brilliant anyway:
2) Bigmouth Strikes Again, rating: 9,38
3) Hand In Glove,rating: 9,27
4) Cemetry Gates, rating: 9,18
5) Half A Person,rating: 9,15
6) First Of The Gang To Die, rating: 9,06
7) Hairdresser On Fire, rating: 9,05
8) Asleep, rating: 9,04
9) A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours, rating: 8,98
10) Girlfriend In A Coma, rating: 8,93
11) Disappointed, rating: 8,87
12) Handsome Devil, rating: 8,87
13) Frankly, Mr Shankly, rating: 8,56
14) Girl Afraid, rating: 8,56

Really good Moz/Smiths songs:
15) Back To The Old House, rating: 8,47
16) Ask, rating: 8,46
17) Come Back To Camden, rating: 8,44
18) Friday Mourning, rating: 8,32
19) Alsatian Cousin, rating: 8,31
20) Barbarism Begins At Home, rating: 8,27
21) Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together, rating: 8,21
22) Boxers, rating: 8,18
23) Ganglord, rating: 8,13
24) Glamorous Glue,rating: 8,01
25) Death Of A Disco Dancer, rating: 7,98
26) Girl Least Likely To, rating: 7,80
27) Certain People I Know, rating: 7,74
28) He Knows I'd Love To See Him, rating: 7,73
29) Driving Your Girlfriend Home, rating: 7,73
30) A Swallow On My Neck, rating: 7,72
31) Dear God Please Help Me, rating: 7,70
32) Alma Matters, rating: 7,67
33) Have-A-Go Merchant, rating: 7,65
34) Billy Budd, rating: 7,57

Good Moz/Smiths songs:
35) Break Up The Family, rating: 7,47
36) Accept Yourself, rating: 7,39
37) Good Looking Man About Town, rating: 7,31
38) Do Your Best And Don't Worry, rating: 7,30
39) Bengali In Platforms, rating: 7,29
40) Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice, rating: 7,26
41) A Song From Under The Floorboards, rating: 7,20
42) Dial-A-Cliche, rating: 7,11
43) Christian Dior, rating: 6,79
44) At Last I Am Born, rating: 6,75
45) Ammunition, rating: 6,73
46) At Amber, rating: 6,66
47) Dagenham Dave, rating: 6,63
48) Black-Eyed Susan, rating: 6,57
49) Best Friend On The Payroll, rating: 6,55
50) Cosmic Dancer, rating: 6,51

Decent, OK, Nothing special:
51) Asian Rut, rating: 6,48
52) East West, rating: 6,41
53) Death At One's Elbow, rating: 6,34
54) He Cried, rating: 6,33
55) Ambitious Outsiders, rating: 6,33
56) America Is Not The World, rating: 6,30
57) Get Off The Stage, rating: 6,21
58) All The Lazy Dykes, rating: 6,07
59) Found Found Found, rating: 5,93

Uninspired:

60) Golden Lights,rating: 5,03
 

Camilla

New Member
This was the song that got me into the Smiths, a 10. Words can't describe how happy i get when i listen to this song, the lyrics and the guitar.:)
 

Walkers Crisp

Nobody's Nothing
For an inexplicable reason I never got into this one. Too slow, too whingey, too dull, it's the song I alway skip because I find it almost unbearable to listen to. Nice lyrics maybe (caligula w. h. blushed...)...but it doesnt do anything for me.

Therefore i gave it a 4.
 

Ben Budd

Well-Known Member
Completely unbearable. Even when I was getting into The Smiths it was trite. 5
 

celibate

Forever Ill
a 9, without a doubt, and a classic song from the early Smiths years

the line;
'i was looking for a job, and than i found a job, and heavens knowsi 'm miserable now'
is one of its simple but powerfull lines, he wrote that period
 
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bored

Lust a prima vista
Is there any doubt about this? Anybody who says less than 9, should have their membership revoked....
I gave it a 5.

It's too whiney for me.

EDIT: I see Ben Budd and Walker's Crisps agree.

At least I won't be the only victim of trannies
 

Walkers Crisp

Nobody's Nothing
Don't get me wrong, songs like "Back To The Old House" are from the same period, slow and kind of dull and nevertheless in the same vain (vane? vein??) , but just a little more demanding. It's the subtle nuances that make the difference. For me at least.

P.S. And the falsetto in Heaven Knows is a torture....
 
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