'This Charming Man' tops chart of most popular Smiths and Morrissey downloads

Official Chart Company data reveals iconic Mancunian's most popular tracks

'This Charming Man' tops chart of most popular Smiths and Morrissey downloads

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'This Charming Man' has been revealed as the most downloaded song by The Smiths and Morrissey on the 30th anniversary of its 1983 release.

Other tracks which have proven popular downloads include 'How Soon Is Now', 'Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want' and 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'. The latter appears on The Smiths 1986 album 'The Queen Is Dead', recently voted the Greatest Album of All Time by NME writers.

The data, provided by Official Charts Company, also reveals that The Smiths are more popular among music fans than Morrissey's solo material with just three of the top ten tracks provided from the frontman's post-band career. Those songs, and the full top 10 can be seen below.

Earlier this week, Morrissey collaborator Boz Boorer said the singer has an 'arsenal' of new material but has been unable to score a record deal. He commented: "Not with regard to shows but Morrissey is unable to secure a record deal so we haven't made a record in a few years, despite having an arsenal of new material." Morrissey's last album, 'Years of Refusal', was released in 2009 through Decca/Polydor and was his ninth solo LP.

it was also revealed that actor David Morrissey has recorded the voiceover for the audiobook version of the book. Morrissey fansite True To You reports that the actor, known for roles in The Walking Dead and State Of Play, recorded the "complete and unabridged" voiceover for digital release on December 5. It was recently confirmed that Autobiography will get its US release on December 3.

Morrissey and The Smiths' official most downloaded tracks

1. 'This Charming Man'
2. 'How Soon Is Now?'
3. 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'
4. 'Please Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want'
5. 'First Of The Gang To Die'
6. 'Everyday Is Like Sunday'
7. 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now'
8. 'Panic'
9. 'What Difference Does It Make?'
10. 'Suedehead'

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