Your 10 Favourite ..... Smiths songs

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Your 10 Favourite ..... Smiths songs

Postby invisible Pole » Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:35 am

As difficult as the Clash top ten. If not more.

1. Girlfriend In A Coma
2. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
3. How Soon Is Now
4. Paint A Vulgar Picture
5. I Know It’s Over
6. Cemetry Gates
7. Reel Around The Fountain
8. Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
9. Asleep
10. Panic
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Postby Mike Boom » Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:07 pm

The Headmaster Ritual
Reel Around The Fountain
The Queen Is Dead
You've Got Everything Now
Miserable Lie
Rusholme Ruffians
Jeane
Shoplifters of the World Unite
I Know Its Over
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

..and you can punch me and you can kick me and you can break my spine but you wont change the way that I feel!
echos myron like a siren
with endurance like the liberty bell
and he tells you of the dreamers
but he's cracked up like the road
and he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load

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Postby Chrille » Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:19 pm

I don't know Meat Is Murder, but I do plan on getting that eventually:

Reel Around The Fountain
This Charming Man
Suffer Little Children
How Soon Is Now
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
The Queen Is Dead
Frankly Mr Shankly
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:39 pm

Virtually impossible.

This Charming Man
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Back To The Old House
Asleep
I Know It's Over
Panic
There Is A Light
The Queen Is Dead
Reel Around The Fountain
Heaven Knows I'm Miz Now

(well at least I managed one original choice - all other 10s here are equally fabulous!)
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Postby Richard » Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:35 pm

These lists are a lot of fun. Encouraging me to think about groups and songs that I haven't paid much attention to for a while.

A Smiths list of songs not eligible for a Best Of would be an easier task.

Here is my crack at a favorite 10;

A Rush And A Push And This Land Is Ours
Cemetery Gates
What Difference Does It Make?
Ask
I Want The One I Can’t have
Girl Afraid
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Still Ill
Stop me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:00 pm

Reel Around The Fountain
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
This Charming Man
Sheila Take A Bow
Ask
Rusholme Ruffians
How Soon Is Now?
Death Of A Disco Dancer
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
The Boy With A Thorn In His Side

Very difficult.
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Postby crash8_durham » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:32 pm

this is impossible but here goes

1)Heaven Knows Im Miserable Now
2) How Soon Is Now
3) There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
4) The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
5) Ask
6) William It Was Really Nothing
7) The Charming Man
8) Big Mouth Strikes Again
9) Panic
10) What Difference Does It Make

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:25 pm

Thing about this listing is that in others you might think 'really?' a few times but here every song has been fully justified! The quality of output was astonishing.
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Postby King Hoarse » Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:26 pm

1. I Know It's Over
2. Cemetery Gates
3. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Know
4. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
5. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (those two are just hard to separate)
6. Half A Person (the only non-perennial of my faves?)
7. Panic
8. A Rush & A Push & The Land Is Ours
9. Reel Around The Fountain
10. The Queen Is Dead
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:49 pm

Nice non-perennial. YWCA. A Rush and a Push also original, and great.

A 10 of other non-perennials, or rather ones no-one seems ot have listed :

I Won't Share You (I can't believe I didn't list this before!)
I Don't Owe You Anything
Shakespeare's Sister
Is It Really So Strange
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
Stretch Out And Wait
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Handsome Devil
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Never Had No One Ever
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Postby Mike Boom » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:56 pm

"Is It Really So Strange" - especially - wonderful , I suffered terribly leaving it out of my list - I love the lyric - the way he so matter of factly says "I killed a Nun" and then "I cant help the way that I feel".

and you can punch me
and you can kick me
and you can break my spine but you wont change the way that I feel.

Definitely one of their best.
echos myron like a siren

with endurance like the liberty bell

and he tells you of the dreamers

but he's cracked up like the road

and he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:49 am

You managed to get the quote in if not the song!
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Re: Your 10 Favourite ..... Smiths songs

Postby Jack of All Parades » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:03 am

Play with this one a bit as- one- I am in the mood two- keep the ever fun Mozipedia on the bed side table for a nightly factoid treat three- they are a musical pleasure for my wife and I both having been totally enthralled in the eighties and four- because I have never been able to forgive the lead singer for the snit he threw one evening in NYC causing the only show I had a chance to see of them live at Radio City Music Hall to be cancelled- here goes:


1 This Charming Man-ubiquitous I know but a perfect single and the juxtaposition of the action with the heavenly jingle/jangle never fails to please my ears.
2 Jeane
3 Reel Around the Fountain
4 The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
5 There is a Light That Never Goes Out
6 Vicar in a Tutu
7 Panic
8 Is It Really so Strange
9 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
10 Ask
11 Stretch Out and Wait
12 A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours
13 I Know It's Over

again hard to keep to 10 and I am fond of the baker's dozen.
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Re: Your 10 Favourite ..... Smiths songs

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:18 pm

Nice list. Stretch Out and Wait less obvious but always loved it. Jeane more obscure. I'm not sure |I actually know the recording of it as B-side to the immortal TCM, I only have it on the unreleased 'Troy Tate' debut album, and love it from there.

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Re: Your 10 Favourite ..... Smiths songs

Postby Jack of All Parades » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:20 pm

Well Otis- what is it they say these days "thirteen is the new ten"! Jeane I know as the 2nd song on the Original Single of "This Charming Man" that I bought all those years ago and which became my aural gateway to this wonderful band.
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Re: Your 10 Favourite ..... Smiths songs

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:42 am

Jeane is a great track - and one that was well done by Billy Bragg.

I love The Smiths but couldn't attempt to do a Top 10 list without resorting to some CS inability to count. In my case 25 is the new 10 :lol: And even then I think I'd struggle!
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Re: Your 10 Favourite ..... Smiths songs

Postby Jack of All Parades » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:43 pm

Came upon this in Slate today- both share a 1983 anniversary. Strangely the 'mashup' does work:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/201 ... track.html
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Re: Your 10 Favourite ..... Smiths songs

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:35 pm

A rather wonderful cover. I wonder if Moz was ever addicted to Super Mario.
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Re: Your 10 Favourite ..... Smiths songs

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:44 am

1.There Is A Light That Never Goes Out ( a really family favourite in the Sheep household)
2. Reel Around The Fountain
3. Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me
4. I Know It's Over
5. Meat Is Murder
6. This Charming Man
7. I Want the One I Cant Have
8. Half A Person
9. The Queen Is Dead
10. You've Just Havent Earned It Yet Baby

Flip I forgot Please Please Let Get What I Want that should be my number one. But what to leave out.

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Re: Your 10 Favourite ..... Smiths songs

Postby little martinet » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:25 pm

My Top 10, for today anyway!

Stop Me if you Think You've Heard This One Before
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
The Queen is Dead
Cemetry Gates
This Charming Man
Panic
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Girlfriend in a Coma
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
There is a Light That Never Goes Out

Honourable Mentions:
Death of a Disco Dancer
Stretch Out and Wait
Nowhere Fast


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