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The Best of The Smiths- Top 10 Greatest Songs

Updated on July 17, 2009

1.) This Charming Man - It's upbeat, catchy and makes you want to dance! Okay, makes ME want to dance!

2.) Hand In Glove- A Song about forbidden love. Sure, there may be a lot of metaphors and analogies we may not understand, but it's still a great song.

3.) Sweet and Tender Hooligan- Need I say more?

4.) There is a light that never goes out- Long title, right? Beautiful song. A bit depressing, maybe even melancholy. But morbidly romantic. This is one of the best love songs by The Smiths. By far! Maybe there IS something wrong with me.

5.) Asleep- Featured in the best selling novel, Perks of Being a Wallflower. If you haven't read it yet, I suggest you do that now. Another depressing, maybe a little suicidal song.

6.) Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before- I take back what I said about #4, THIS song has the longest title!

7.) How Soon Is Now?- A Very Popular, dark song that has been featured in movies such as, "The Wedding Singer" and was also the theme song for the television series, "Charmed". Although that version was performed by a cover band.

8.) Ask- This song gave me the courage to ask my crush out! =)

9.) Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now-Everyone has been at that point in their lives, right? Great song to listen to when you're having a bad day.

10.) Panic- Like a lot of Morrissey's song, this is very catchy and melodic. Sing it with me! "Hang the Dj, Hang the Dj, Hang the DJ!"

**I know a lot of you Smiths fans are saying, "Hey, you forgot this one!" These are just a compilation of my favorite songs. We all know that it is impossible to just list 10, but I had to keep it short! Let me know what your favorite songs are!**


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    • Roger D Almon profile image

      Roger D Almon 

      6 years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio

      I love the Smiths, my favorite tune of theirs is definitely 'There Is a Light That Never Goes Out.' It's one I love to sing along to.

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      6 years ago soon is now?

      2.this charming man

      3.Iknow it´s over

      4.there is a light that never goes out

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      thesmiths are f***kin AMAZING!!! 

      6 years ago

      1. There is a light that never goes out

      2. Bigmouth strikes again

      3. What difference does it make

      4. Hand in Glove

      5. Still Ill

      6. Ask


      8. This charming man

      9. Cemetery gates

      10.Girlfriend in a Coma

      11. You just haven't earned it yet baby

      12.please let me get what I want

      13.How soon is now

      14. Heaven knows I'm miserable now

      15. William it was really nothing

      16. Shoplifters of the world unite.

      Went over the limit but who can blame me. They are absolutely amazing

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      7 years ago

      1. Half a Person

      2. How soon is Now?

      3. Still Ill

      4. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

      5. Girl Afraid

      6. There is a light that never goes out

      7. These Things Take Time

      8.I Want the One I Cant Have

      9.What Difference Does It Make


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      7 years ago

      1. last night i dreamt that somebody loved me+(death of a disco dancer)

      2. please let me get what i want+(iknow it's over)

      3. well i wonder+(reel around the fountain)

      4. i wont share you+(pretty girls make graves)

      5. asleep+(bigmouth strikes again)

      6. half a person+(money changes everything)

      7. some girls are bigger than others+(heaven knows i'm misserabe now)

      8. this night has opened my eyes+(cementery gates)

      9. this charming man+(handsome devil)

      10. the headmaster ritual+(meat is murder)+(you just haven't earned it yet)

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      7 years ago

      i love the smiths!! my faves: (1) how soon is now (2) there is a light that never goes out (3) ask (4) this charming man

      I want the 2nd song played at my wedding, & the 1st song played at my funeral

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      7 years ago

      reel around the fountain

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      andy ryall 

      7 years ago

      girlfriend in a coma & there is a light that never goes out are the best songs by the SMITHS by far

    • michael ely profile image

      michael ely 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      Hi atlovesbm, I really liked The Smiths when they were about in the 80's and i liked this hub too. As you say people will like a lot of different songs of theirs but this list has some of their best.

      Cheers. Michael.

    • atlovesbm profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Orange County, California

      @ Everyone: Thanks for reading & sharing your thoughts!!

      @DanielCook: Haha that is awesome! I wanted There Is A Light That Never Goes Out to be my wedding song.

    • DanielCook profile image


      8 years ago from London

      Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now was my choice for the worst possible first dance song at a wedding.

      Check out the rest of my list.

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      tammie tune 

      8 years ago

      Please please please let me get what I want!

      Love this song, wish it went for a little longer though. Heck, the title is almost as long as the song!

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      8 years ago

      You have great taste, and we all love the Smiths, In my personal list just below There is a light... and How soon... is This night has opened my eyes, then Please, please... but the rest of the list is pretty much the same, is imposible to crop the list to just ten songs...

    • Thumb86 profile image


      8 years ago from Wales

      - I Don't Owe You Anything

      - Suffer Little Children

      -That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

      -Back To The Old House (Peel Session)

      -Miserable Lie

      -I Know It's Over

      -What Difference Does It Make?

      -William, It Was Really Nothing

      -Sheila Take A Bow

      -Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

    • JamesLeGuisa profile image


      8 years ago

      The smiths are an amazing band-definitely my favorite.I have their whole discog so my personal favorites(no order)are:

      -Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want This Time

      -Rubber Ring

      -Oscillate Wildly


      -Barbarianism Begins at home

      -Handsome Devil

      -There is a light that never goes out

      -William it was really nothing

      -Girlfriend in a coma

      One band you might like is Spoon. In my opinion, they're the only one that even comes close to The Smiths. If you check them out, listen to:

      -Finer Feelings

      -Everything hits at once

      -Anything You Want

      -I Summon You

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      kane stevens 

      8 years ago

      1 bigmouth strikes again

      2 this charming man

      3 there is a light and it never goes out

      4 frankly mr shankly

      5 this night has opened my eyes

      6 that joke isn't funny anymore

      7 the headmaster ritual

      8 how soon is now?

      9 handsome devil

      10 what difference does it make

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      8 years ago

      Bigmouth Strikes Again!!!

      It's certainly one of my top 2 or 3.

    • A.A. Zavala profile image

      Augustine A Zavala 

      8 years ago from Texas

      "Boy with a thorn in his side" and "This night has opened my eyes" are my favorite.

    • epigramman profile image


      8 years ago

      now we're talking - Smiths were a great band in their day!

      You have extremely good taste - check out my hubs and I will say you have perfect taste.

      By the way are you familiar with SOCIAL DISTORTION out there in So Cal.

      Signed with respect,

      your fellow musicologist,

      Mister C

    • TimTurner profile image


      9 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      Morrissey is such a dark person and I love him.

    • coolzone profile image


      9 years ago

      Camon and Bigmouth Strikes Again?


    • Cris A profile image

      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Hell yeah! The Smiths absolutely rock - Morissey is a talented songwriter. Thanks for sharing, coooool hub! :D

    • tony0724 profile image


      9 years ago from san diego calif

      atlovesbm I am an unabashed hardcore Smiths fan and love all these songs !I would If I may like to submit a few more .

      1 Panic (Hang the DJ ! )

      2 Shoplifters of the world Unite !

      3 Girlfriend In a coma

      4 Half a person

      These are some of my particular favorites from that era and I still listen to those songs constantly In addition to the ones you have listed . In any event excellent list !

      Oh one last sidebar I believe the guy who sang " How soon Is now " Is Richard Butler from The Psychedelic Furs , on the Charmed TV show . He did not exactly do It justice .

      Good stuff !

    • babe.rainbow profile image


      9 years ago from Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

      awesome hub ... a few of my personal favourites in there .. :) xxx

    • atlovesbm profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Orange County, California

      LOL thanks Ananta! =)

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      9 years ago

      I like The Smiths too. They make the most horrible events sound happy and gay. "I've come to wish you an unhappy birthday" really sounds friendly and "girlfriend in a coma" is joyful. Nice hub :)

    • atlovesbm profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Orange County, California

      Thank you! =) Yes I do like those bands!

    • dohn121 profile image


      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      A good first hub. You're well on your way! Just out of curiousity, do you like the Police or the Red Hot Chili Peppers?


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