Before their acromonious split, the Mancunians releaseed four albums and since then have released a host of solo projects and collaborations not to mention influencing tons of bands who formed in their wake. As such we thought why not ask you to pick the Ultimate Smiths Playlist this Sunday on Now Playing?
If you need some inspiration, listen to Liz Kershaw this Saturday on BBC 6 Music as she travels to Salford for a special show to celebrate the same anniversary, or use these pointers to get you in the right direction:
*Your favourite Smiths tracks, b-sides and rarieties
*Bands they’ve inspired, basically any British band with a guitar since 1983
You choose the music so let us know what you want us to play by commenting on Facebook or here on the blog, Tweet #Smiths6Music, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or add a track onto our collaborative Spotify Playlist.