Songs covered by Morrissey
Last Update: 8th July 2015
A Song From Under The Floorboards
written by Magazine; originally recorded by Magazine; first released as a 7" single in May 1980 (no chart impact) and on LP "The Correct Use Of Soup" (album hit no. 28 in UK).
A studio version of this song was released on the MXCD of the single "The Youngest Was The Most Loved" (2006) and was played live during the first leg of the Tour Of The Tormentors.
written by Marc Bolan; originally recorded by T.Rex; first released in September 1971 on LP "Electric Warrior" (album hit no. 1 in UK; no. 32 in the US).
Morrissey played this one live during his 1991 'Kill Uncle" Tour and released a live version recorded on the flipside of his 1991 single "Pregnant For The Last Time". In addition, there's a famous Bootleg version recorded 2nd June 1991 at The Forum , LA where he performs this song together with David Bowie.
Drive In Saturday
written and originally recorded by David Bowie; first released in April 1973 as a 7" single (hit no. 3 in UK) and on LP "Aladdin Sane" (album hit no. 1 in UK; no. 17 in the US).
Morrissey played this one first live at the The Beacon Theatre, NY on the 29th February 2000 with slightly changed lyrics. In 2008, a new live version from May 2007 was included on the 7" single of "All You Need Is Me".
written by Graham Gouldman; originally recorded by Herman's Hermits; first released in December 1966 as a 7" single (hit no. 37 in the UK).
A studio cover version was released by Morrissey in 1989 on the flipside of the CD-Single "Ouija Board, Ouija Board".
written by David Johansen & Johnny Thunders; originally recorded by The New York Dolls; first released in May 1974 on LP "Too Much Too Soon" (no chart impact).
Morrissey released a studio cover version as a B-Side on his Single (CD only) "You Have Killed Me" in 2006.
I Didn't Know What To Do
written and originally recorded by Gilbert O'Sullivan; first released in July 1971 as the B-Side to the 7" single "We Will" (hit no. 16 in the UK).
Morrissey played this live during some of his late2014 concerts in England
(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden
written and originally recorded by Joe South; first released in 1969 on the album "Introspect". Best know for its interpretation by Lynn Anderson; released as a 7" single in October 1970 (hit no. 3 in the UK and no. 1 in US country charts).
Morrissey opened his show in Nashville, TN at the Ryman Auditorium on July 3, 2015 with this song.
written by George De La Rue / Hal Shaper; originally recorded by Timi Yuro; first released in 1968 (no chart impact).
A studio version - a duet with Sixousie - was released as a stand-alone single in August 1994. It contains a vocal, an instrumental and an extended version of the song.
written by Henry Mancini & Mercer; originally recorded by Danny Williams; first released in November 1961 as a single (hit no.1 in the UK).
A studio version was released on the flipside of the 1994 single "Hold On To Your Friends". Available in two versions (normal / extended). Original title is "Moon River"
My Insatiable One
written by Brett Anderson & Bernhard Butler; originally recorded by Suede; first released April 1992 on the flipside of the debut (12" & CD) single "The Drowners" (hit no. 49 in the UK).
Morrissey performed this one during his 1992 tour, often within a medley. A good version, which can be found on various bootlegs was recorded at Boulder, Colorado / USA, 1st October 1982. But again, there is no official version released.
No One Can Hold A Candle To You
written by James Maher / P. Huish, originally recorded by Raymonde; first released in 1987 on LP "Babelogue".
Morrissey played this during his 2004 Tour. The track was rumoured to be recorded by Moz long time before (around 1997). It was finally released as a B-Side of his final CD single for 2004 "I Have Forgiven Jesus". There's a different version from a Janice Long Session available, too.
written and originally recorded by Gilbert O'Sullivan; first released in November 1970 as a 7" single (hit no. 8 in the UK).
Morrissey played this only once live during his 2002 Tour. No official version released.
written by Patti Smith; originally recorded by Patti Smith; first released in December 1975 on LP "Horses" (hit no. 47 in the US).
Morrissey played this during the last leg of his 2004 shows and also on a Janice Long Session. A live version was released as a double-A-Side single "Redondo Beach / There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" and on "Live At Earls Court" in 2005.
written by Ian Michael Hodgson; originally recorded by Bradford; first released in 1988 on 12" and also on 1989 LP "Shouting Quietly". A different version was released as a 12" in 1990 (no chart impact at all).
A studio version by Morrissey was released on the flipside of the 1991 CD-Single "Pregnant For The Last Time".
Satellite Of Love
written and originally recorded by Lou Reed; first released in February 1973 on 7" (no chart impact at all) and also on LP "Transformer" (though already released in November 1972 it did not enter the UK charts until April 1973, reached No. 13 in the UK and No. 29 in the US). A version by himself called Satellite Of Love 04 reached No.10 in the UK in July 2004
A live version was played by Morrissey during his 2011 concerts. A Live version was released as a single in 2013/2014.
Simon Smith And His Amazing Dancing Bear
written by Randy Newman; originally recorded by Alan Price Set; first released in March 1967 as a 7" single (hit no. 4 in the UK) and also on 1967 LP "A Price On His Head" (no chart impact).
Morrissey played this live during his 2007 "Greatest Hits" concerts
written by Bryan Ferry; originally recorded by Roxy Music; first released in November 1973 as a 7" single (hit no. 9 in the UK) and also on LP "Stranded" (hit no. 1 in the UK).
Morrissey played this one live as an encore once during his 2006 "Tour Of The Tormentors" (on 08.08.2006 in Sweden).
written by David Johansen & Johnny Thunders; originally recorded by The New York Dolls; first released in July 1973 on LP: "New York Dolls" and as the B-Side of the German 7" "Bad Girl", 1973 (no chart impact for both)
Morrissey played this during his 2004 shows as a medley with "Everyday Is Like Sunday", similar to previous mix-ups he did earlier (His Latest Flame / Rusholme Ruffians, My Insatiable One / Such A Little Thing etc.). A live recording appeared on "Live At Earls Court" in 2005.
To Give (The Reason I Live)
written by B. Crewe, B. Gaudio; originally recorded by Frankie Valli; first released in December 1967 as a 7" (hit no. 29 in the US, no chart impact in the UK)
Morrissey played this live during his 2012 tour.
written by David Johansen, Johnny Thunders & Sylvain Sylvain; originally recorded by The New York Dolls; first released in July 1973 as the debut single and on LP: "New York Dolls" (no chart impact from both)
Morrissey played this throughout his 1991 Kill Uncle Tour but never released this one on disc; at last it was released on Video (1993) and DVD (2000) "Live In Dallas".
written by Paul Weller, originally recorded by The Jam; released first November 1980 on LP "Sound Affects" (hit no. 2 in UK; no. 72 in the US). Released in Germany only as a 7" single, it reached no. 21 in the UK single charts in early 1981 though the disc was only available as an import.
A studio version was released on the flipside of the 1991 CD-Single "Sing Your Life"
You Say You Don't Love Me
written by Paul Shelley, originally recorded by The Buzzcocks; released first September 1979 as a 7" single (no chart impact) and on LP "A Different Kind Of Tension" (hit no. 26 in UK).
A live version was played in June/July 2008 on various festivals in Europe. A Live version will be released in January 2014 on the 7" version of 'Satellite of Love'
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