The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 89: IF YOU DON'T LIKE ME, DON'T LOOK AT ME


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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
Part 81: I Want The One I Can't Have
Part 82: I Will See You In Far Off Places
Part 83: I Won't Share You
Part 84: I'd Love To
Part 85: I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now
Part 86: I'm Not Sorry
Part 87: (I'm) The End Of The Family Line
Part 88: I've Changed My Plea To Guilty


Not Dead Yet
Decent enough...not up to par with some of the Quarry B-Sides...and definitely nowhere near the output he was doing in the early b-side years....


Maurice E

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We've finally got through all the songs starting with the word 'I'. Hoorah!

Err, really wanted to like this song. It has a nice strummy vibe and the lyrics are ok. It's one of those songs where Moz is keen to address both genders; just like the good old days!
But the melody just doesn't seem to pack much of a punch (so to speak) so it'll be a 6 or a 7 from me...


Queen Bee
Isn't it funny how much emotion influences our musical likes and dislikes? I freely admit there's probably nothing "special" about this song musically. Yet I HAVE to give it a 10 for being the first Moz/Smiths song I ever listened to outside of "How Soon Is Now?" and it was so pertinent to what I was going through at the time.

"I just thought you might feel the same, that's all"

will reduce me to a quivering emotional mess still.


The Scottish in me likes "run young woman through the glen" etc

Is glen a peculiarly Scottish/Irish word?

Always conjures up romantic images for me

In fact there's a glen just down the road from my home but not seen many young people running through it


Not Dead Yet
The title is at least in the top 5 list of greatest titled Morrissey songs!!!
True...but the song doesn't do justice to the title..unfortunately...Like America Is Not The World

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
Average. 6/10​


'Kills threads dead'
"If you don't want me, you don't have to have me
I just thought you might feel the same, that's all"

Good Moz song...nothing great though. I really wanted to love this song when I first heard it, the melody was catchy and I loved the title...but the lyrics seem a bit light to me compared to earlier B-sides. OK tune, but I can see why he was playing Ganglord live over this track.


At Last, I Am Born
"If you don't like me, then don't look at me
There must be somebody else who can take your gaze aways

If you don't want me
You don't have to have me
I just thought you might feel the same, that's all"

So simple, yet so effective. I love those lines, great song.
But I have heard only one live version from this song. And he sang it horribly.. I think the voice from the studio version was changed... I wonder how he can sang so quirky..

Have anyone a good live version from this song?
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