Updated: Mar 22
The Smiths Are one of the greatest rock bands of all time & one of the best bands too ever come from Rough Trade. Morrissey(Who else could sing songs on stage with a bouquet of flowers in their back pocket waving their arms frantically in the air and make it look cool) Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce, Craig Gannon & Dale Hibbert have all attained legendary status. And despite Morrissey's outspoken statements being one of great scrutiny & being severely under appreciated in America, most brits and americans who know what's up would agree when I say there's never a been another band like The Smiths before or after especially lyrically. Here are my Top 10 Favorite Songs, but darling there's so much more to discover.
1."How Soon is Now" The First Song I every heard by The Smiths.
2. "There is a Light That Never Goes Out" This song came on in a restaurant the other day and I started smiling.
3. Half a Person
4. Stop Me if You Think You've Heard This One Before" The only biker gang I'd be interested in being apart of.
5. "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" Ridiculous Intro by Johnny Marr
6. "What Difference Does it Make"
7. "This Charming Man" So. Many. Flowers.
8. "Everyday is Like Sunday" Recorded during Morrissey's solo period its not technically a "Smiths" song but one of my favorites and no one can really tell the difference. Plus I think we've all felt like the girl in this video at least a few times in our lives regardless of where we've grown up.
9. "Meat is Murder" Not the Most lighthearted song ever, but deeply emotional and one of the many reasons I'm still a Vegan.
"The Queen is Dead" The Sample in the beginning is fantastic.Its a recording of the song by Cicely Courtneidge from the 1962 film The L-Shaped Room. Also Blighty is a reference to Britain.