Creating entire worlds within three minutes with their intricate jangles and enveloping atmospheres, the partnership of Morrissey and Marr (keenly aided by rhythm twins Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke) was one of rock’n’roll’s truly special ones.
MOJO's writers delve deep into the mists and meanings behind the band’s singular vision to provide illuminating new commentaries on The Smiths’ back catalogue.
Check out MOJO’s bare-bones rundown of The Smiths’ 50 Greatest Songs.
50 – Barbarism Begins At Home
49 – Ask
48 - Cemetry Gates
47 - Meat is Murder
46 - Is It Really So Strange?
45 - Nowhere Fast
44 - Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
43 - Suffer Little Children
42 - You've Got Everything Now
41 - I Want The One I Can't Have
40 - This Night Has Opened My Eyes
39 - Pretty Girls Make Graves
38 - These Things Take Time
37 - I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
36 - Rubber Ring
35 - Jeane
34 - Shakespeare's Sister
33 - Rusholme Ruffians
32 - London
31 - What Difference Does It Make?
30 - Half A Person?
29 - Well I Wonder
28 - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
27 - Handsome Devil
26 - I Won't Share You
25 - Accept Yourself
24 - Death Of A Disco Dancer
23 - A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
22 - Asleep
21 - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
20 - Girl Afraid
19 - The Headmaster Ritual
18 - The Boy With A Thorne In His Side
17 - Stretch Out And Wait
16 - Shoplifters Of The World Unite
15 - Bigmouth Strikes Again
14 - I Know It's Over
13 - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
12 - Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me
11 - Back To The Old House
10 - Still Ill
9 - Hand In Glove
8 - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
7 - Panic
6 - William It Was Really Nothing
5 - Reel Around The Fountain
4 - This Charming Man
3 - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
2 - The Queen Is Dead
1 - How Soon Is Now?