Here comes that rainy day feeling again. Morrissey’s sumptuously sorrowful voice is the warm caress one needs on such a sodden day. Here are three Smiths tracks that will perfectly soundtrack a rainy day (or any day you wish were rainy).
‘William, It Was Really Nothing’
A hard downpour is the backdrop for this song about life in a northern town set to the key of desolation and loneliness.
‘The Queen Is Dead’
Perhaps the greatest disappointment of all: when the rain flattens your perfect quiff. Lesson: wear a rain bonnet.
‘Well I Wonder’
Morrissey’s heart-wrenching plea to an unrequited love fades into a burst of drenching rain in its outro. Johnny Marr’s melancholy, yet ever jangly guitar blends with the staccato rain to produce guaranteed goosebumps.