After re-inaugurating the Slicing Up Eyeballs readers poll last month with a 1-to-225 ranking of 40 years worth of songs by The Cure, we continue that theme with a new poll to determine just how you’d all sort the oeuvre of another giant act of the era: The Smiths.
The iconic Manchester band released a total of 70 original songs between 1983 and 1988, and with your help in the coming weeks, we’re going to rank them from best to worst.
VOTING: Below you’ll find a ballot listing all 70 officially released songs written and recorded by The Smiths. This list includes all of the band’s Morrissey/Marr-penned singles, B-sides and album cuts — but not any live recordings, remixes, alternate Peel Session versions or covers (namely “Golden Lights” and “Work is a Four-Letter Word”). You’re welcome to vote for up to 25 of your favorite Smiths songs. (Certainly you can vote for fewer — as few as just one, if that’s your thing.)
A couple notes on all this:
- We’re more certain this time around that this list of 70 songs is definitive, so there is no write-in option. But you can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’ve got any questions about song eligibility beyond the rules described above.
- While you can vote for up to 25 songs, they all will be weighed equally when the results are tallied. But if you’d like to share your ranked Top 25 (or fewer) lists with the rest of the Slicing Up Eyeballs readers, feel free to drop them in the comments below, and make your case for what you believe are The Smiths’ absolute best songs.
DEADLINE: Voting ends 5 p.m. EST Friday, June 16, and results will be posted later in the month.
Sound good? Then vote away.
(If you have any difficulty using the webform below, go directly to Polldaddy to vote: poll.fm/5t4ic)
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