What's your favorite Smiths song?

I've been playing the Autobiography audiobook shared by FWD and it's made me revisit The Smiths' catalog. I didn't need much prodding but, admittedly, it's been awhile.

Favorites for me are:

1. William, It Was Really Nothing
2. Cemet'ry Gates
3. Paint A Vulgar Picture
4. Shakepeare's Sister
5. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
 

dotmatrix522

Hey, how’s it going?
A few of mine are:
- The Headmaster Ritual
-London
-That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
-I Want the One I Can’t Have
-The Queen is Dead
 
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SOUTHPAW GEEZA

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1.Stretch Out And Wait
2.Cemetry Gates
3.There Is A Light
4.Still Ill
5.Barbarism Begins At Home
6.Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring
 
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Ragdale Road

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3 of mine are, in order:

Wonderful Woman
The Headmaster Ritual
William, It Was Really Nothing.
 

gordyboy9

GAME OF DEATH.
you just haven't earned it yet baby,great song.
last night I dreamt.
sweet and tender hooligans,any song with three bar fire in the lyric is going to be good.
 
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Anonymous

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Almost impossible but to play I’ll choose what comes to mind

Frankly mr shankly
Suffer little children
This charming man
The headmaster ritual
A rush and a push and the land is ours
Half a person
 

Peppermint

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Impossible to pick one. Or even three. But here's a few:

Reel Around the Fountain
Cemetry Gates
I Know It's Over - epic, gut-wrenching, truthful - every time I hear it I'm astonished at the 'bigness' of it
That Joke Isn't Funny
Stop Me - such a clever construction, melodically, harmonically, lyrically - really shows how far they'd come
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby
Bigmouth - what a riff! Makes me tingle every time it starts up
Last Night I Dreamt - for its heartbreaking, sweeping drama
 

Irregular Regular

Forget my fate.
1. Well I Wonder

Numbers 2 to 10 in my top 10 today would be That Joke, Last Night I Dreamt, Reel Around The Fountain, I Know It's Over, I Won't Share You, Still Ill, Some Girls, Asleep and Rubber Ring, but these tend to vary depending on my general mood.
 

notawoman

Member
For me it´s always changing, but for the moment these are my favs:
Paint a vulgar picture
Still ill
I know it´s over
I won´t share you
Hand in glove
Jeane
I want the one I can´t have
I started something
Asleep
Last night I dreamt
Shoplifters
 

SweetnTenderYorkshireman

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Always shuffling around but my all time favourites are likely

1: The Queen is Dead
2: Shoplifters of the World Unite
3: A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours
4: These Things Take Time
5: There is a Light That Never Goes Out
6: Hand in Glove
 
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Anonymous

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My fave spliff song is ganja man by quasiland

Light it up
be on top
don't stop
Moz likes plopp
 

Tibby

Morrissey Lover
Well I Wonder
Asleep
I Know It`s Over
I Won`t Share You
That Joke Isn`t Funny Anymore
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
This Charming Man
Still Ill
 

SuedeMoz

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Wow, so hard to pick and these could change tomorrow... top 10 today...

Back to the Old House (Hatfull version)
This Charming Man
What Difference Does it Make
I Don't Owe You Anything
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Well I Wonder
Frankly Mr Shankly
There Is a Light...
Girlfriend in a coma
I Won't Share You
 

Hughes

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These Things Take Time
I Won't Share You
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Handsome Devil
Barbarism Begins At Home
You've Got Everything Now
Stop Me
Sweet And Tender Hooligan
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
Love them all, but That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore is a masterpiece.
Back to the Old House
Well I Wonder
Boy with the Thorn

I also love What Difference Does it Make? - sad that Moz isn't keen.
 

Ryan

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Well I wonder, well I wonder, well I wonder why “Well I Wonder” was never done live by The Smiths, or even Morrissey solo for that matter (save for a few lines from it sung a capella during “Speedway”), when it is such a popular song among fans? And certainly one of the most heartfelt, without question.

I can’t do top ten, but top three, would bee:

Well I Wonder
A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
I Won’t Share You
 
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Ragdale Road

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Well I wonder, well I wonder, well I wonder why “Well I Wonder” was never done live by The Smiths, or even Morrissey solo for that matter (save for a few lines from it sung a capella during “Speedway”), when it is such a popular song among fans? And certainly one of the most heartfelt, without question.

I can’t do top ten, but top three, would bee:

Well I Wonder
A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
I Won’t Share You
Johnny said that the studio version was so perfect, the whole band knew that they could never reproduce the same atmosphere live.
 

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