10. Bigmouth Strikes AgainOne of three Queen Is Dead songs on this list, Bigmouth features a nice anachronistic lyric about Joan of Arc and a Walkman. The song rocks fairly hard by Smiths standards; a colleague recently told me that Morrissey actually growls on the live version off Rank, then played me the clip. (Sure enough, he does.)
9. AskA highlight among highlights on Louder Than Bombs, in which our narrator spends warm summer days indoors / writing frightening verse to a buck-toothed girl in Luxembourg.
8. Rusholme RuffiansAn underrated Meat Is Murder track, which makes our list for three reasons: Johnny Marrs jangly guitar, Morrisseys schoolboy angst and the hopelessly romantic lyric, I might walk home alone / but my faith in love is still devout
7. Girlfriend in a ComaA vicious two-minute pop song that leaves you reeling.
6. How Soon Is NowThanks to Marrs epic riff, this may be the most widely known Smiths song amongst the general public. For a band that specialized in intimacy, How Soon works surprisingly well as an 80s anthem.
5. PanicIve always wanted a radio show with this as my theme song. (Bonus points if you can watch the video without vomiting.)