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#TheSmiths6Music - The Ultimate Smiths Playlist

Tom Robinson invites 6 Music listeners to compile The Ultimate Smiths Playlist to mark the 30th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.

Tom Robinson invites 6 Music listeners to compile The Ultimate Smiths Playlist marking the 30th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.
On February 20th in 1984, Morrissey, Marr and co. unleashed their first long player, The Smiths, via Rough Trade Records.
Moz himself designed the sleeve, with the album debuting at Number 2 in the UK charts and remaining there for 33 weeks. Tracks included the now classic What Difference Does It Make, Hand In Glove, Still Ill and Reel Around The Fountain.
So what is befitting of a playlist celebrating the iconic Manchester band's musical legacy?
You could pick classic Smiths tracks or rarities, collaborations, covers, side projects, acts that have influenced them or those they've influenced. Or any other weird and wonderful connection that springs mind...

2 hours

Music Played

  • The Smiths

    Hand In Glove

  • The Associates

    Country Club

  • Kirsty MacColl

    You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby

  • The Divine Comedy

    There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

  • James

    Born Of Frustration

    • (CD Single).
    • Fontana.
  • Electronic

    Getting Away With It

    • Factory.
  • The Smiths

    Well I Wonder

  • Billy Bragg

    Greetings To The New Brunette

    • Strange Fruit.
  • Modest Mouse

    Float On

    • Epic.
  • The Smiths

    Panic

  • John Lennon

    Jealous Guy

    • Parlophone.
  • The Smiths

    Ask

  • Cilla Black

    Love Is A Four Letter Word

  • Supergrass

    Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

  • Morrissey

    The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • The Velvet Underground

    Black Angels Death Song

  • New York Dolls

    Personality Crisis

    • Mercury.
  • The Smiths

    This Charming Man

    • The Smiths - The Very Best Of.
    • WEA.
    • 2.
  • The Dream Academy

    Life In A Northern Town

    • Blast From The Past (Various Artists.
    • Warner E.S.P..
  • Gene

    For The Dead

    • Polydor.
  • The Smiths

    There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

  • Sir Cliff Richard

    Wired For Sound

    • Cliff Richard - Private Collection.
    • EMI.
  • The Smiths

    Unhappy Birthday

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