The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 71: I DON'T OWE YOU ANYTHING

How do you rate I Don't Owe You Anything?


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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: I DON'T OWE YOU ANYTHING

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: Decent, OK, Nothing special
5: Uninspired
4: Poor
3: Bad
2: Should never have been released
1: He/They should be ashamed

The top-70 so far (voting will remain open, click to vote):

1) Everyday Is Like Sunday, rating: 9,65
2) Bigmouth Strikes Again, rating: 9,37
3) How Soon Is Now?, rating: 9,33
4) Hand In Glove,rating: 9,30
5) Cemetry Gates, rating: 9,20
6) Half A Person,rating: 9,15
7) First Of The Gang To Die, rating: 9,05
8) Hairdresser On Fire,rating: 9,04
9) Asleep, rating: 9,04
10) A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours, rating: 8,98
11) Girlfriend In A Coma, rating: 8,97
12) Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, rating: 8,93
13) Disappointed, rating: 8,88
14) Handsome Devil,rating: 8,84
15) Girl Afraid, rating: 8,60
16) Frankly, Mr Shankly, rating: 8,59
17) I Am Hated For Loving, rating: 8,50
18) Ask, rating: 8,46
19) Hold On To Your Friends, rating: 8,46
20) Back To The Old House, rating: 8,45
21) Come Back To Camden, rating: 8,38
22) Friday Mourning, rating: 8,34
23) Alsatian Cousin, rating: 8,31
24) Barbarism Begins At Home, rating: 8,27
25) I Can Have Both, rating: 8,23
26) Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together, rating: 8,21
27) Boxers, rating: 8,19
28) Ganglord, rating: 8,12
29) I Don't Mind If You Forget Me, rating: 8,11
30) Death Of A Disco Dancer, rating: 7,98
31) Glamorous Glue,rating: 7,96
32) Girl Least Likely To, rating: 7,76
33) Certain People I Know, rating: 7,76
34) Driving Your Girlfriend Home, rating: 7,73
35) A Swallow On My Neck, rating: 7,70
36) Dear God Please Help Me, rating: 7,67
37) Alma Matters, rating: 7,67
38) He Knows I'd Love To See Him,rating: 7,59
39) Have-A-Go Merchant,rating: 7,56
40) Billy Budd, rating: 7,55
41) Break Up The Family, rating: 7,53
42) Accept Yourself, rating: 7,39
43) Do Your Best And Don't Worry, rating: 7,35
44) Good Looking Man About Town,rating: 7,33
45) Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice, rating: 7,32
46) Bengali In Platforms, rating: 7,29
47) How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?, rating: 7,23
48) A Song From Under The Floorboards, rating: 7,18
49) I Am Two People, rating: 7,14
50) Dial-A-Cliche, rating: 7,11
51) Human Being, rating: 7,06
52) Heir Apparent, rating: 6,94
53) Christian Dior, rating: 6,81
54) At Last I Am Born, rating: 6,75
55) Ammunition, rating: 6,73
56) Dagenham Dave, rating: 6,70
57) At Amber, rating: 6,66
58) Best Friend On The Payroll, rating: 6,55
59) Cosmic Dancer, rating: 6,55
60) Black-Eyed Susan, rating: 6,52
61) Asian Rut, rating: 6,47
62) East West, rating: 6,46
63) Death At One's Elbow, rating: 6,36
64) He Cried,rating: 6,31
65) Ambitious Outsiders, rating: 6,31
66) America Is Not The World, rating: 6,30
67) Get Off The Stage, rating: 6,21
68) All The Lazy Dykes, rating: 6,08
69) Found Found Found, rating: 5,85
70) Golden Lights,rating: 4,99
 
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the judge

New Member
10
One of my favourite Smiths songs. Every version, included the one with Sandie Shaw.

Life is never kind, but I know what will make you smile tonight.
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
This song's a bit dull, innit?
I have to subscribe to the Paul Young theory of the Smiths i.e. lots of their early stuff was a bit too spartan and plodding (especially on the debut album; plenty of good stuff on Hatful).
The songs in the mid to late period had a lot more zing...
 
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Johan de Witt

Senior Member
This song's a bit dull, innit?
I have so subscribe to the Paul Young theory of the Smiths i.e. lots of their early stuff was a bit too spartan and plodding (especially on the debut album; plenty of good stuff on Hatful).
The songs in the mid to late period had a lot more zing...
Dull? Paul Young? I don't know what you're on about.
I hear a band brimming with passion, right from the very first note they recorded.
This song is not one of the highlights on the first album, but still a really good album track, and yes, the Sandie Shaw version is really good too. Perhaps the best recording of the song, musically.
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
Dull? Paul Young? I don't know what you're on about.
I hear a band brimming with passion, right from the very first note they recorded.
This song is not one of the highlights on the first album, but still a really good album track, and yes, the Sandie Shaw version is really good too. Perhaps the best recording of the song, musically.
Paul Young (can't quite believe I'm discussing him!) once said that he liked a lot of the Smiths stuff from the mid-period onwards when they started using more imaginative arrangements including strings, keyboards etc. I kinda feel the same way. I don't rilly like the first album at all (much prefer the Hatful versions of the songs which are on both).

Lloyd Cole (help I'm obsessed with 80's singers' views of the Smiths back catalogue!) also said that his first album (Rattlesnakes) was much better than the Smiths' first one. I agree with that too. Rattlesnakes still sounds great...
 

virtually dead

Simply Thrilled, Honey
I love this song, it's perfect in everyway, one of the few things
 
This is an 8 to me, but I've given too many 8s lately, so not more for a while..... Between a 7 and a 9 , I had to go with a .........

**7**
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
This was always for me, my least favorite song on the debut, a 7....BUT then I lived through the experience...now it's a NINE...I feel the words

I DON'T OWE YOU ANYTHING
BUT YOU OWE ME SOMETHING
REPAY ME NOW!!!!!!!!!

Although, my version has many explitives yielded towards a particular person....

especially in the society we live in that is so anti-male when it comes to finances...

SERIOUSLY, Get your fat butts off the couches and GET A DAMN JOB

What is up with these women who think they are entitled to so much money????

STANDARD OF LIVING...my ass....GET A JOB
 
This was always for me, my least favorite song on the debut, a 7....BUT then I lived through the experience...now it's a NINE...I feel the words

I DON'T OWE YOU ANYTHING
BUT YOU OWE ME SOMETHING
REPAY ME NOW!!!!!!!!!

Although, my version has many explitives yielded towards a particular person....

especially in the society we live in that is so anti-male when it comes to finances...

SERIOUSLY, Get your fat butts off the couches and GET A DAMN JOB

What is up with these women who think they are entitled to so much money????

STANDARD OF LIVING...my ass....GET A JOB



The feminazis are coming after you......run!!!!!!!!!!! :p
 
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SNS22

Not Dead Yet
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