The Smiths

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The Smiths were a rock band which formed in 1982 in Manchester, England, United Kingdom. The band consisted of Morrissey (vocals, lyrics), Johnny Marr (guitar, music), Mike Joyce (drums) and Andy Rourke (bass). Hugely influential, The Smiths lasted all of five years from 1982 to 1987, releasing during this period four studio albums (The Smiths, Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead and Strangeways, Here We Come) and three compilation albums (Hatful Of Hollow, The World Won't Listen and Louder Than Bombs). Meat Is Murder went on to enter the British charts at number one in February of 1985, and The Queen Is Dead further confirmed the band's popularity with its release in spring 1986. Greeted with enthusiastic reviews and peaking at number two on the U.K. charts, the album also developed The Smiths' cult following in the U.S., breaking into the Top 100.


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    Take me out tonight
    Where there's music and there's people
    Who are young and alive
    Driving in your car
    I never, never want to go home
    There Is a Light That Never Goes Out  -  8,169,270 plays
    I am the son and the heir
    Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
    I am the son and heir of nothing in particular
    Oh, shut your mouth, how can you say
    I go about things the wrong way
    How Soon Is Now?  -  5,385,589 plays
    Punctured bicycle on a hillside desolate
    Will nature make a man of me yet?
    When in this charming car
    This Charming Man  -  6,249,419 plays
    Sweetness I was only joking
    When I said I'd like to
    Smash every tooth In your head
    Bigmouth Strikes Again  -  4,629,290 plays
    I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour
    But heaven knows I'm miserable now
    I was looking for a job, and then I found a job
    And heaven knows I'm miserable now
    In my life
    Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now  -  3,547,276 plays
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