Songs Morrissey Should Cover


Ah, here is the real fun.

Unfortunately, many of the survey respondents did not
answer this question, so the data base is much much narrower
for this one.  I can understand this was a difficult question,
and am glad for every answer we got.

For this question, I tried to avoid massive ties by referring
to the answers of question #3, (favorite bands) to break
some of the many ties.

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MOPE SURVEY, SPRING 1996
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#5.  SONGS MORRISSEY SHOULD COVER
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1.   Joy Division- "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (15/3)
2.   Suede- "The Wild Ones"  (13/3)
3.   Radiohead- "Creep"  (9/2/#7)
4.   U2- "Stay (Far, So Close)"  (9/2/#17)
5.   James- "Laid"  (8/2)
6.   The Cure- "Pictures of You"  (7/2/#2)
7.   Catherine Wheel- "Black Metallic"  (7/2/#17)
8.   Blur- "Charmless Man"  (6/2/#6)
9.   Billy Bragg- "A New England"  (6/2/#70)
10.  REM- "Everybody Hurts"  (5/2)
11.  REM- "Talking About the Passion"  (5/1/#4)
12.  Radiohead- "Fake Plastic Trees"  (5/1/#7)
13.  Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue- "Where the Wild
           Roses Grow"  (5/1/#13)
14.  James- "Out to Get You"  (5/1/#15)
15.  (tie) U2- "One"  (5/1/#17)
15.  (tie) U2- "One Tree Hill"  (5/1/#17)
17.  The Beatles- "Savoy Truffle"  (5/1/#21)
18.  The Cranes- "Jewel"  (5/1/#29)
19.  Jeff Buckley- "Last Goodbye"  (5/1/#61)
20.  Pet Shop Boys (Willie Nelson)- "Always on My Mind"
             (5/1/#70)
21.  (tie) Roy Orbison- "Crying"  (5/1/na)
21.  (tie) Goldie- "Inner City Life" (5/1/na)
21.  (tie) T. Rex- "Jeepster"  (5/1/na)
21.  (tie) XTC- "Dear God"  (5/1/na)
21.  (tie) Pretenders- "Brass in my Pocket"  (5/1/na)
21.  (tie) Simon & Garfunkel- "The Boxer"  (5/1/na)
21.  (tie) The Police- "Message in a Bottle"  (5/1/na)
28.  The Cure- "Doing the Unstuck"  (4/2)
29.  The Cure- "Letter to Elise"  (4/1/#2)
30.  Gene- "Left Handed"  (4/1/#3)
31.  REM- "Everything" (?)  (4/1/#4)
32.  Depeche Mode- "Somebody"  (4/1/#10)
33.  Violent Femmes- "Add it Up"  (4/1/#12)
34.  Bjork- "Hyperballad"  (4/1/#13)
35.  (tie) James- "Ring the Bells"  (4/1/#15)
35.  (tie) Beastie Boys- "Bhudivista Vow"  (4/1/#15)
37.  U2- "Acrobat"  (4/1/#17)
38.  Echo & the Bunnymen- "Lips Like Sugar" (4/1/#21)
39.  (tie) Annie Lennox- "Why"  (4/1/#29)
39.  (tie) Leonard Cohen- "Take This Longing"  (4/1/#29)
39.  (tie) Leonard Cohen- "Hallelujah"  (4/1/#29)
42.  Housemartins- "Flag Day"  (4/1#40)
43.  Jeff Buckley- "Grace"  (4/1/#61)
44.  The Cure- "Friday, I'm in Love"  (3/1/#2)
45.  Gene- "Olympian"  (3/1/#3)
46.  REM- "Trying Not to Breathe"  (3/1/#4)
47.  Oasis- "Sad Song"  (3/1/#9)
48.  Bjork- "Come to Me"  (3/1/#13)
49.  Beastie Boys- "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"  (3/1/#15)
50.  The Beatles- "The Long and Winding Road"  (3/1/#21)
51.  The Pixies- "Velouria"  (3/1/#27)
52.  (tie) The Clash (Jimmy Reed?) - "I Fought the Law"  (3/1/#40)
52.  (tie) The Clash- "My Daddy was a Bank Robber"  (3/1/#40)
54.  (tie) ABBA- "Angel Eyes"  (3/1/na)
54.  (tie) Lou Reed- "Perfect Day"  (3/1/na)
54.  (tie) 10,000 Maniacs- "Hey, Jack Kerouac"  (3/1/na)
54.  (tie) David Bowie- "Outside"  (3/1/na)
58.  The Cure- "Why Can't I Be You?"  (2/1/#2)
59.  Blur- "This is a Low"  (2/1/#6)
60.  The Pixies- "Here Comes Your Man"  (2/1/#27)
61.  Bryan Ferry (many others too)- "These Foolish Things"  (2/1/#29)
62.  Marc Almond- This House is a House of Trouble (2/1/#50)
63.  Billy Bragg- "Greetings to the New Brunette"  (2/1/#70)
64.  (tie) Traditional- "Ave Maria"  (2/1/na)
64.  (tie) Mercury Rev- "Car Wash Hair"  (2/1/na)
64.  (tie) The Violent Femmes - "36-24-36"  (2/1/na)
64.  (tie) Velvet Underground- "Pale Blue Eyes"  (2/1/na)
64.  (tie) Trashcan Sinatras- "Send for Henny"  (2/1/na)
64.  (tie) Buzzcocks- "What do I Get?"  (2/1/na)
64.  (tie) Frankie Goes to Hollywood  (Burt Bacharach)-
             "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?"  (2/1/na)
71.  Oasis- "Wonderwall"  (1/1/#9)
72.  The Beatles- "Eleanor Rigby"  (1/1/#21)
73.  (tie) Leonard Cohen- "I'm Your Man"  (1/1/#29)
73.  (tie) Bryan Ferry- "Chain Reaction"  (1/1/#29)
75.  (tie) Crowded House- "Don't Dream It's Over"  (1/1/#40)
75.  (tie) Nine Inch Nails- "Piggy"  (1/1/#40)
75.  (tie) Nine Inch Nails- "March of the Pigs"  (1/1/#40)
78.  The Sex Pistols- "Anarchy in the U.K"  (1/1#50)
79.  (tie) Moby- "All I Need is to be Loved"  (1/1/#61)
79.  (tie) The Replacements- "I Will Dare"  (1/1/#61)
81.  Supergrass- "Alright"  (1/1/#70)
82.  (tie) Haydn- "Zadock the Priest"  (1/1/na)
82.  (tie) Men at Work- "Be Good Johnny"  (1/1/na)
82.  (tie) Boy George- "The Crying Game"  (1/1/na)
82.  (tie) Alex Reece- "Pulp Fiction"  (1/1/na)
82.  (tie) Sisters of Mercy- "Temple of Love"  (1/1/na)
82.  (tie) Michael Jackson- "Earth Song"  (1/1/na)
82.  (tie) Theme to Cheers- "Where Everybody Knows
                Your Name"  (1/1/na)

Obviously, there were some humorous suggestions.
*Think* about many of these.  I've found there are many
hidden jokes and insinuations to these.  Very funny.

One of my favorites is "March of the Pigs" by NIN.
To hear Morrissey sing "built up inside... LIES!..."
I've been singing that song in a Morrissey-ish way all week.
Hey, stranger things have happened...



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