Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

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380 – The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (1986)
Written by Johnny Marr and Morrissey
Produced by Johnny Marr and Morrissey
Label – WEA

Hopelessly romantic, tragically optimistic and thoroughly original lyrics are supported by Johnny Marr’s ascending chords and melancholic string and flute synths. On hearing it Marr thought it was the best song they’d ever written. Not quite, but it’s still a fascinating song.

See also…


The Smiths – Meat Is Murder (1985): Review

The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come (1987): Review

Rest In Peace Winnie Johnson: Suffer Little Children – The Smiths (1984)

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