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Every Song From The Morrissey Autobiography

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I have been waiting for the release of Morrissey's Autobiography for quite some time. While reading this wonderful book I kept track of every song Morrissey mentions that was not part of his solo career or The Smiths. Below is a list of all the songs, the pages he mentions them, and a link to the sound recording from our catalog that contains the track. Enjoy!

Millie - "My Boy Lollipop" (page 8)

Roy Orbison - "It's Over" (page 14)

Manfred Mann - "Pretty Flamingo" (page 15)

New Vaudville Band - "Peek A Boo" (page 29)

Four Tops - "Bernadette" (page 29)

Paul Jones - "I've Been A Bad Bad Boy" (page 29)

Francoise Hardy - "All Over The World" (page 32)

The Righteous Brothers - "You Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (page 42)

"It is only the singing voice, I decide, that tells us how they are, and You've lost that lovin' feelin' by the Righteous Brothers had led me to the light.""It is only the singing voice, I decide, that tells us how they are, and You've lost that lovin' feelin' by the Righteous Brothers had led me to the light."

Jimmy Jones - "Good Timin'" (page 42)

Tony Orlando - "Bless You" (page 42)

Marianne Faithfull - "Come And Stay With Me" (page 42)

Love Affair - "Rainbow Valley" (page 43)

The Foundations - "Back On My Feet Again" (page 44)

Small Face - "Lazy Sunday" (page 44)

Sandie Shaw - You've Not Changed (page 44)

Lulu - "I'm A Tiger" (page 44)

Rita Pavone - "Heart" (page 44)

Diana Ross & The Supremes - "I'm Livin' In Shame" (page 44)

"Sometimes I dance around the room with Rita as I'm livin' in shame wags its finger, until the day Dad tells me I look embarrassing so I stop.""Sometimes I dance around the room with Rita as I'm livin' in shame wags its finger, until the day Dad tells me I look embarrassing so I stop."

Matt Monro - "We're Gonna Change The World" (page 45)

Shirley Bassey - "Let Me Sing And I'll Be Happy" (page 45)

Paper Dolls - "Something Here In My Heart" (page 54)

David Bowie - "Starman" (page 62 and 259)

"I had bought the Starman single by David Bowie, which climbed to number 42 in the chart ...""I had bought the Starman single by David Bowie, which climbed to number 42 in the chart ..."

Buffy Sainte-Marie - "Soldier Blue" (page 63)

Buffy Sainte-Marie - "Moratorium" (page 64)

The Pioneers - "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah" (page 64)

Dave and Ansel Collins - "Double Barrel" (page 64)

Bob & Marcia - "Young, Gifted and Black" (page 64)

Springwater - "I Will Return" (page 64)

Hurricane Smith - "Don't Let It Die" (page 64)

Jo Jo Gunne - "Run Run Run" (page 64)

The Elgins - "Heaven Must Have Sent You" (page 64)

T. Rex - "Jeepster" (page 65)

T. Rex - "Metal Guru" (page 65)

T. Rex - "Telegram Sam" (page 65)

"T. Rex had raged into perfection with their trio of Jeepster (number 2 for six weeks!), Telegram Sam (number 1) and Metal Guru (number 1), an extraordinary rush of success magnifying the importance of Marc Bolan as a rattling sea change.""T. Rex had raged into perfection with their trio of Jeepster (number 2 for six weeks!), Telegram Sam (number 1) and Metal Guru (number 1), an extraordinary rush of success magnifying the importance of Marc Bolan as a rattling sea change."

Mr. Bloe - "Groovin' With Mr. Bloe" (page 65)

Blue Mink - "Melting Pot" (page 65)

Roxy Music - "Virginia Plan" (page 66)

"There is new meaning to everything as Roxy Music inexplicably jump to number 4 with their first single, Virginia plain, a pursed-mouth whirl of low noises and words used for sound value only.""There is new meaning to everything as Roxy Music inexplicably jump to number 4 with their first single, Virginia plain, a pursed-mouth whirl of low noises and words used for sound value only."

New York Dolls - "Jet Boy" (page 68)

New York Dolls - "Trash" (page 72 and 222)

New York Dolls - "Frankenstein" (page 75, 125, and 142)

"Tacky, tacky, tack shouts another Dolls headline, and in 1973 the Dolls' first 45, Jet boy, and their first studio album are very heavily promoted in all the British music papers.""Tacky, tacky, tack shouts another Dolls headline, and in 1973 the Dolls' first 45, Jet boy, and their first studio album are very heavily promoted in all the British music papers."

Mott the Hoople - "All The Young Dudes" (page 80)

Faron Young - "It's Four In The Morning" (page 80)

Melanie Safka - "I Don't Eat Animals" (page 92)

Patti Smith - "Horses" (page 110)

Iggy & The Stooges - "Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell" (page 113)

"Your pretty face is going to Hell has a quality of emotion in line with Paul Robeson, and this is why I am still writing about it forty years on.""Your pretty face is going to Hell has a quality of emotion in line with Paul Robeson, and this is why I am still writing about it forty years on."

Sex Pistols - "Anarchy In The UK" (page 115)

Sparks - "This Town Isn’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us" (page 118)

New York Dolls - "Personality Crisis" (page 125)

Klaus Nomi - "Death" (page 178)

T. Rex - "Cosmic Dancer" (page 256)

David Bowie - "Rock ‘n Roll Suicide" (page 259)

David Bowie - "Man Who Sold The World" (page 259)

"Mick goes on to say how he wrote the guitar parts for Starman and The man who sold the world. Mick had been naive in the past, but it was not for me to comment since I continued to be naive in the present.""Mick goes on to say how he wrote the guitar parts for Starman and The man who sold the world. Mick had been naive in the past, but it was not for me to comment since I continued to be naive in the present."

Dionne Warwick - "Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets" (page 268)

Timi Yuro - "Interlude" (page 268)

Jobriath - "Morning Star Ship" (page 268)

Nancy Sinatra - "Happy" (page 268)

Ewan MacColl - "Morrissey and the Russian Sailor" (page 356)

Kirsty MacColl - "You Know It’s You" (page 356)

Nancy Sinatra - "Let Me Kiss You" (page 365)

Patti Smith - "Because the Night" (page 373)

"Born that way is an eternal absolute sitting next to Patti Smith's Because the night as the triumph of the gift that nobody knew they wanted.""Born that way is an eternal absolute sitting next to Patti Smith's Because the night as the triumph of the gift that nobody knew they wanted."

David Bowie - "Drive In Saturday (page 423)

Note: I complied these songs from the G. P. Putman's Sons edition.

If I forgot to include any songs mentioned feel free to add a comment below.

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Fantastic work - but is it complete? Doesn't he mention songs by Raymonde, Echobelly, & Kristeen Young?

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