7. Steven Patrick Morrissey of The Smiths
I enjoy putting the “Steven Patrick” part in there just for confusion’s sake. Always referred to as plain old “Morrissey,” this man could only ever be stifled by my limited vocabulary. He is legendary, and like so many on this list, has the necessary quality lyrics I require for an A+ review. Pop music of lately is completely void of smart and witty lyrics, ones like The Smiths used to use in their songs. Ones like Morrissey still uses in his solo career. The man is still touring for god’s sake! And he’s not in shambles like members of Aerosmith or The Rolling Stones. He looks good, fresh, free and genuine. Listen to Morrissey on his solo tracks, “You Have Killed Me,” “November Spawned A Monster” and “Everyday Is Like Sunday.” Not to mention Smith’s tracks, such as “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” and “Bigmouth Strikes Again.”
fujiidom: Happy 37th, Favorite.