Saturday, June 10, 2006

THE ELEVEN: Best Smiths Songs

It seems every band under the sun reunites eventually. The Pixies, Janes Addiction, Alice in Chains all faded gracefully but returned for reunion tours and albums. Even the most unlikely reunions have come to fruition. The Sex Pistols scoffed at the idea now get together for shits and giggles at least once a year. Van Halen refused to ever reunite with David Lee Roth but has done so twice now. Even the Police refused to ever get back together but went against their word when they played the Hall of Fame induction. So who is left? Who is the Holy Grail of reunions? It is none other than the Smiths. Apparently just last year, a British festival offered them one million dollars to reunite for 3 songs. They turned it down. People online have claimed they would pay as much as $5000 for tickets to the concert. But Morrissey hasn't even flinched at the thought. Our only hope it seems is a Hall of Fame reunion, which would be 2010 at the earliest. So I guess we wait. Until then here are the 11 best Smiths songs from their brief 5 year career.

    1. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (From Queen Is Dead)
    2. Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before (From Strangeways Here We Come)
    3. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (from Louder Than Bombs)
    4. Queen Is Dead (From Queen Is Dead)
    5. How Soon Is Now? (from Meat Is Murder)
    6. The Boy With A Thorn In His Side (From Queen Is Dead)
    7. Panic (from Louder Than Bombs)
    8. I Want The One I Can’t Have (from Meat Is Murder)
    9. What Difference Does It Make? (from The Smiths)
    10. Still Ill (from The Smiths)
    11. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (From Strangeways Here We Come)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmm...I can see this list coming out many different ways.