The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 81: I WANT THE ONE I CAN'T HAVE

How do you rate I Want The One I Can't Have?

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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.


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 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
Part 57: Handsome Devil
Part 58: Have-A-Go Merchant
Part 59: He Cried
Part 60: He Knows I'd Love To See Him
Part 61: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Part 62: Heir Apparent
Part 63: Hold On To Your Friends
Part 64: How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
Part 65: How Soon Is Now?
Part 66: Human Being
Part 67: I Am Hated For Loving
Part 68: I Am Two People
Part 69: I Can Have Both
Part 70: I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
Part 71: I Don't Owe You Anything
Part 72: I Have Forgiven Jesus
Part 73: I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
Part 74: I Keep Mine Hidden
Part 75: I Knew I Was Next
Part 76: I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
Part 77: I Know It's Over
Part 78: I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
Part 79: I Like You
Part 80: I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
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Not Dead Yet
Could Have And Should Have Been A Single...definitely more airplay friendly than both Shakespeare's Sister and That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore.


New Member
One of my my most played song on my ipod. 10


charlatanize me
great song!!!!
but I gave it an eight because halfway the song, mozzer sings slightly out of tune.....and with most of the songs I think it's no problem....but in this makes me feel a bit troubled. the live versions though are briliant.


from the Ice Age to the dole age
A 9 from the Johnson-mobile :D Excellent song, interesting angsty lyrics

D Licious



Come on! What line is better than
"On the day that your mentality catches up with your biology"?

not to mention
"if you ever need self-validation just meet me in the alley by the railway station
it's written all over my face"

10! that doesn't even get into the music which is some of the best.

He's done few songs as good as this one.

Alcoholic Afternoons

Don't forget:

"A double bed
And a stalwart lover for sure
These are the riches of the poor"

One of my all-time favorite lines. I'm really surprised this song isn't almost a unanimous 10.

D Licious

You guys should've posted this earlier before I voted, you've just reminded me of how great it is, hadn't heard it in a while.....playing it right now......LOVELY!


Forever Ill
Could Have And Should Have Been A Single...definitely more airplay friendly than both Shakespeare's Sister and That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore.

sorry, I beg to differ [ because we must ]

I really like 'joke anymore' over 'I want the one'...
and Shakespeares Sister, well the music might be bit mediocre, Marr could've
done more with it, but Morrissey's lyrics are classic which makes this a
almost brilliant song,...both songs def. a 9

Still Tired

as it were...
A great song, I gave it a 9. I'm sure there aren't many people out there who can't relate to the lyrics either, 'and it's driving me mad...'
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