Your top 10 Morrissey solo songs of all time

Sergio de Souza

New Member
1 - Alma Matters
2 - Everyday is like sunday
2 - I´m the end of the family line
4 - Lifeguard on duty
5 - That´s how people grow up
6 - Now my heart is full
7 - I've change my plea to guilty
8 - Love is on It´s Way out
9 - I Wish you lonely
10 - East west
 

SuedeMoz

Well-Known Member
So decided to make a top 10 by era as I mentioned earlier. It was a fun exercise... as I suspected it was hardest for the 1st era to narrow down to 10. For the other ones, there are some definite top tracks in there, but it was also a case of just trying to find songs I liked. Surprisingly it was 1999-2009 where I didn't have 10 songs to list (had I included covers I might have reached 10 songs). It would have been hard for me to reach 10 songs for the last period without the WPINOYB bonus tracks and the unreleased demos.

Verdict: I'd probably stick with the original career-spanning top 10 list as I think it's more meaningful.

1988-1998

Late Night, Maudlin Street
Break Up the Family
Dial-a-Cliché
I've Changed My Plea to Guilty
... Playboys
The National Front Disco
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
Now My Heart Is Full
Hold On to Your Friends
Why Don't You Find Out for Yourself
(Could have easily added 4-5 more)

1999-2009

Come Back to Camden
First of the Gang to Die
I Like You
The Never-Played Symphonies
Mexico
I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now
(I didn't reach 10)


2010-2020

Istanbul
Mountjoy
One of Our Own
Drag the River
Forgive Someone
Julie in the Weeds
By The Time I Get To Wherever I'm Going
Blue Dreamers Eyes
Knockabout World
Once I Saw the River Clean
 
Last edited:

Aubrey McFate

Lonely in Barcelona
1999-2009

Come Back to Camden
First of the Gang to Die
I Like You
The Never-Played Symphonies
Mexico
I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now
(I didn't reach 10)

Interesting. This is the era I would have the most difficult time whittling down to a neat ten.
 

BlkMOZfan

New Member
I would listen to these if I knew it was my last day on earth:

Everyday is like Sunday
At Amber
Trouble loves me
Come back to Camden
Late Night, Maudlin Street
Seasick, Yet still docked
Jack the Ripper
Sister, I'm a poet
I've Changed My Plea to Guilty
Now My Heart is Full
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
LEADERBOARD (Update)

Now My Heart Is Full
Speedway
Everyday Is Like Sunday
Late Night, Maudlin Street
Life Is A Pigsty
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Jack The Ripper
Maladjusted
Come Back To Camden
Suedehead
I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
 

Tibby

Morrissey Lover
At the moment....

1. Southpaw
2.Tomorrow
3.Lost
4.Jack the Ripper
5.Come Back to Camden
6.My Hurling Days are Done
7. I Am Hated For Loving
8.Home Is A Question Mark
9.The Edges Are No Longer Parallel
10.Seasick Yet Still Docked
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
I would listen to these if I knew it was my last day on earth:

Everyday is like Sunday
At Amber
Trouble loves me
Come back to Camden
Late Night, Maudlin Street
Seasick, Yet still docked
Jack the Ripper
Sister, I'm a poet
I've Changed My Plea to Guilty
Now My Heart is Full
This is exactly what I’m after. What you would listen to if it’s your last day on earth. If that is the scenario you have in mind, only then will you realize which songs are your true favorites.
Also, impeccable taste. God bless!
 
F

Fat Tony

Guest
Tough as it's ever changing, but those I'm always drawn back too....

1. International Playboys
2. Hairdresser
3. National Front Disco
4. Why Don't You Find Out for Yourself
5. Trouble Loves Me
6. Suedehead
7. Swallow on My Neck
8. Disappointed
9. Piccadilly Palare
10. Southpaw
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
LEADERBOARD (Update)

Now My Heart Is Full
Speedway
Everyday Is Like Sunday
Late Night, Maudlin Street
Life Is A Pigsty
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Jack The Ripper
Come Back To Camden
Suedehead
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
Maladjusted
 

Mozzer1980

Active Member
So decided to make a top 10 by era as I mentioned earlier. It was a fun exercise... as I suspected it was hardest for the 1st era to narrow down to 10. For the other ones, there are some definite top tracks in there, but it was also a case of just trying to find songs I liked. Surprisingly it was 1999-2009 where I didn't have 10 songs to list (had I included covers I might have reached 10 songs). It would have been hard for me to reach 10 songs for the last period without the WPINOYB bonus tracks and the unreleased demos.

Verdict: I'd probably stick with the original career-spanning top 10 list as I think it's more meaningful.

1988-1998

Late Night, Maudlin Street
Break Up the Family
Dial-a-Cliché
I've Changed My Plea to Guilty
... Playboys
The National Front Disco
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
Now My Heart Is Full
Hold On to Your Friends
Why Don't You Find Out for Yourself
(Could have easily added 4-5 more)

1999-2009

Come Back to Camden
First of the Gang to Die
I Like You
The Never-Played Symphonies
Mexico
I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now
(I didn't reach 10)


2010-2020

Istanbul
Mountjoy
One of Our Own
Drag the River
Forgive Someone
Julie in the Weeds
By The Time I Get To Wherever I'm Going
Blue Dreamers Eyes
Knockabout World
Once I Saw the River Clean
Interesting idea !
The latest period is easiest one

1988-1998

1. Speedway
2. Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
3. Nobody Loves Us
4. Alma Matters
5. Southpaw
6. Everyday Is Like Sunday
7. Jack The Ripper
8. The Edges Are No Longer Parallel
9. Trouble Loves Me
10.Seasick, Yet Still Docked


1999-2009

1. Life is a Pigsty
2. All You Need is Me
3. The Never-Played Symphonies
4. Irish Blood, English Heart
5. The Public Image
6. Friday Mourning
7. I'm OK By Myself
8. The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
9. Something Is Squeezing My Skull
10. Action is My Middle Name

2010-2020

1. My Hurling Days are Done
2. Jim Jim Falls
3. I Wish You Lonely
4. One of Our Own
5. Art Hounds
6. Home is a Question Mark
7. Once I Saw the River Clean
8. Oboe Concerto
9. I'm not a Man
10. Some Say I got Devil

The First era needs more reflection...
EdiT : Done :sweatsmile:
 
Last edited:

Mozzer1980

Active Member
LEADERBOARD (Update)

Now My Heart Is Full
Speedway
Everyday Is Like Sunday
Late Night, Maudlin Street
Life Is A Pigsty
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Jack The Ripper
Come Back To Camden
Suedehead
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
Maladjusted
How do you count it ? Some don't list the order, some post two different rankings, and some add The Smiths songs to it. Anyway, respect :thumb:
( Only 3 from me )
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
Since some posted
How do you count it ? Some don't list the order, some post two different rankings, and some add The Smiths songs to it. Anyway, respect :thumb:
( Only 3 from me )
Since some listed 10 in no particular order, Its done by how many times each song appears in all the lists. Now My Heart is full has the most appearances followed by Speedway but its very close. 152 songs in total have appeared.
 

SuedeMoz

Well-Known Member
Interesting idea !
The latest period is easiest one

1988-1998

1. Speedway
2. Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
3. Nobody Loves Us
4. Alma Matters
5. Southpaw
6. Everyday Is Like Sunday
7. Jack The Ripper
8. The Edges Are No Longer Parallel
9. Trouble Loves Me
10.Seasick, Yet Still Docked


1999-2009

1. Life is a Pigsty
2. All You Need is Me
3. The Never-Played Symphonies
4. Irish Blood, English Heart
5. The Public Image
6. Friday Mourning
7. I'm OK By Myself
8. The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
9. Something Is Squeezing My Skull
10. Action is My Middle Name

2010-2020

1. My Hurling Days are Done
2. Jim Jim Falls
3. I Wish You Lonely
4. One of Our Own
5. Art Hounds
6. Home is a Question Mark
7. Once I Saw the River Clean
8. Oboe Concerto
9. I'm not a Man
10. Some Say I got Devil

The First era needs more reflection...
EdiT : Done :sweatsmile:
Nice... can't believe I forgot to include IBEH in my 1999-2009 section. 😥
 
F

Fion s

Guest
1. I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
2. Trouble Loves Me
3. Now My Heart is Full
4. I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday
5. Late Night, Maudlin Street (original version)
6. Come Back to Camden
7. Will Never Marry (extended version)
8. The National Front Disco
9. Life is a Pigsty
10. Once I Saw the River Clean

It's an ever-changing list but here's mine for now. I deliberated for ages over whether to include "Everyday is Like Sunday" because I do think it's one of the greatest songs ever recorded but it's not in my top 10 personal favourites just now. It also physically pained me to leave out "Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself", "Speedway", "A Swallow on My Neck", "Maladjusted"... Going through all these tracks really makes me appreciate how brilliant a lot of his solo work actually is.
 

AtImber2022

Member
Going through all these tracks really makes me appreciate how brilliant a lot of his solo work actually is.
Absolutely. I know I don't need to preach to the choir here given the name of the website (!), but it does annoy me when a lot of Smiths fans seem to think it is okay to just casually dismiss Morrissey's solo catalogue.
 
A

Anonymous';

Guest
LEADERBOARD (Update)

Now My Heart Is Full
Speedway
Everyday Is Like Sunday
Late Night, Maudlin Street
Life Is A Pigsty
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Come Back To Camden
Jack The Ripper
Suedehead
The National Front Disco
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
Maladjusted
Trouble Loves Me
 

Dirk Blaggard

Well-Known Member
Will Never Marry
He Knows I Would Loce To See Him
Disappointed
Maladjusted
Break Yup The Family
Life Is A PIgsyte
River Clean
Piccadilly Palare
My Love Life
I Thought You Were Dead

I wouldn't argue if someone deleted swapped out with Suedehead, Mute Witness, November Spawned, Something Is Squeezing My Soul , Break Up the Family, Noise is the best revenge Home Is a Question Mark etc
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
1988-1998

1/ Suedehead
2/ Everyday Is Like Sunday
3/ The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
4/ The National Front Disco
5/ Piccadilly Palare
6/ Alsatian Cousin
7/ The Lazy Sunbathers
8/ Mute Witness
9/ Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself?
10/ I Know Its Gonna Happen Someday

1999-2009

1/ First Of The Gang To Die
2/ The Never-Played Symphonies
3/ Irish Blood, English Heart
4/ You Have Killed Me
5/ I Have Forgiven Jesus
6/ I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
7/ Life Is A Pigsty
8/ Let Me Kiss You
9/ All The Lazy Dykes
10/ Something Is Squeezing My Skull

2010-2020

1/ Kiss Me A Lot
2/ Spent The Day In Bed
3/ Home Is A Question Mark
4/ Knockabout World
5/ All The Young People Must Fall In Love
6/ I Wish You Lonely
7/ World Peace Is None Of Your Business
8/ The Bullfighter Dies
9/ When You Open Your Legs
10/ My Love, I'd Do Anything For You
 
Top Bottom