NME.COM users vote 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' as the greatest Smiths song

'This Charming Man' and 'How Soon Is Now' also placing high in our poll...

NME.COM users vote 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' as the greatest Smiths song

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NME.COM users have voted 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' as the greatest ever song by The Smiths.

Our readers have been picking their 20 favourite tracks by the legendary Manchester group, and their iconic 1986 song is currently topping the poll.

The track is taken from The Smiths' third LP, 'The Queen Is Dead', but was overlooked as the album's lead single in favour of 'Bigmouth Strikes Again' – although it did finally get a single release in 1992, five years after the band had split up.

'This Charming Man', which featured on The Smiths' 1984 self-titled debut, is close behind 'There Is A Light… ' in second position, while other tracks to be ranked high include 'How Soon Is Now?', 'Bigmouth Strikes Again' and 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now'.

The Top 10 is as follows:

1. 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'
2. 'This Charming Man'
3. 'How Soon Is Now?'
4. 'Bigmouth Strikes Again'
5. 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now'
6. 'Panic'
7. 'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side'
8. 'What Difference Does It Make?'
9. 'The Queen Is Dead'
10. 'Hand In Glove'

You can see the full list and have your say by clicking here.

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