Our next track in the Smiths A-Z project is this song, released as a single in September 1985 and reaching #23 on the UK singles chart. "The Boy With the Thorn in His Side" was also included on The Queen Is Dead the following year, as well as being featured on the Rank live album.
A demo version of the song was released on vinyl for Record Store Day in 2017.
The song was played live by the Smiths 48 times, in 1985 and 1986.
What do we think?