The Smiths

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The Smiths.


A vital voice of the 1980's music scene. The Smiths were Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce, and Andy Rourke. The band was nominated in both 2014 and 2015 for induction into the Rock hall of fame.


  • Song: "A Rush & a Push & the Land Is Ours"

  • Album: Strangeways, Here We Come
  • Year: 1987
  • Comment: Remastered version of this classic.



  • Song: "Sheila Take a Bow"

  • Album: Single
  • Year: 1987
  • Comment: This track reached #10 in UK in 1987



  • Song: "Ask"

  • Album: Single
  • Year: 1986
  • Comment: features Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals



  • Song: "What Difference Does It Make?"

  • Album: The Smiths
  • Year: 1984
  • Comment: There are 2 verisons of the single, one on their debut and one from the John Peel show recording



  • Song: "How Soon Is Now?"

  • Album: Meat Is Murder
  • Year: 1984
  • Comment: B-side to a 1984 single that was eventually released 2 years later as a single



Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.



Key Tracks


The Smiths

Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

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Pairings Chef Bill Fuller The Morning Mix Ben Howard The Smiths
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