The Very Best of the Smiths

Release date
19 Jun 2001
Running length
23 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Panic 2:18 451,219
2 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 3:15 467,954
3 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now 3:33 471,886
4 Ask 3:11 380,828
5 Bigmouth Strikes Again 3:12 541,838
6 How Soon Is Now? 6:45 716,818
7 This Charming Man 2:43 691,578
8 What Difference Does It Make? 3:51 301,959
9 William, It Was Really Nothing 2:11 413,312
10 Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others 3:14 340,111
11 Girlfriend in a Coma 2:02 403,624
12 Hand in Glove 3:23 467,921
13 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out 4:01 779,512
14 Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want 1:53 318,355
15 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore 4:57 350,800
16 I Know It's Over 5:46 341,387
17 Sheila Take a Bow 2:40 294,422
18 I Started Something I Couldn't Finish 3:46 265,244
19 Still Ill 3:19 361,761
20 Shakespeare's Sister 2:07 296,587
21 Shoplifters of the World Unite 2:57 320,822
22 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me 5:03 276,948
23 Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before 3:32 258,370

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  • arturobandini2

    What a shame. This is not a Smiths record.

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • XMigueX

    when I first got into the Smiths I was embarrassed to listen because of this album cover [3]

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • shalotka

    when I first got into the Smiths I was embarrassed to listen because of this album cover [2]

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • EduardGlass

    how soon is now?...that is the very best of the smiths

    14 May 2011 Reply
  • Doctor_Che

    when I first got into the Smiths I was embarrassed to listen because of this album cover, which Morrissey reputedly hated.

    16 Oct 2010 Reply
  • kissesneverdie

    Pete Wentz totally ripped off The Smiths.

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Daydreamishly

    But, where is Rubber Ring?

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Modzio666

    what a killer

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
  • rcaz

    lol no queen is dead

    25 May 2010 Reply
  • meister333

    I love the cover! [2] Charles Hawtrey ftw

    23 Feb 2010 Reply
  • SirMothy

    missing some great songs. The queen is Dead These Things Take Time You've got Everything now

    2 Oct 2009 Reply
  • liquidloz

    I was just in CEX today and I saw this on the shelf for £4.00 - I couldn't believe it!! The guy who sold me it said they'd been playing it in the store on repeat for months :D

    18 Feb 2009 Reply
  • mhall1401

    Everyone has different tastes in music, just because you don't like a band doesn't mean you have to go into their artist page and/or album page(s) and talk trash. Zealant is a great example of what not to do. Can we please stop spamming artist pages? I love The Smiths, the first album I heard by them was "The Queen is Dead" and I've been hooked ever since.

    23 Nov 2008 Reply
  • nicoglam

    I don't know why but the smith's songs move something special inside me....

    11 Oct 2008 Reply
  • sweethooligan

    Being given this album was what first got me into The Smiths, but yeah the cover is awful.

    7 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Zealant

    fuck this shit

    27 May 2008 Reply
  • MrsSparkes

    And yeah, bad cover..

    23 Jan 2008 Reply
  • MrsSparkes

    Huh? =S

    23 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Zealant

    As if that's not enough, the COVER... wow. And (according to Marr) the sound quality. Luckily, few are dumb enough to buy this.

    11 Dec 2007 Reply
  • Zealant

    Re-issue! Re-package! Re-package! Re-evaluate the songs. Double-pack with a photograph. Extra track (and a tacky badge). Best of! Most of! Satiate the need. Slip them into different sleeves! Buy both, and feel deceived. Climber - new entry, re-entry. World tour! (media whore). Please the Press in Belgium! (THIS was your life...)

    11 Dec 2007 Reply
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