Transmission's Top Five Morrissey/Smiths Dancefloor Jams

by Jake Rudh, Scott Olstad

Morrissey with The Smiths
Morrissey with The Smiths (Official photo)

Morrissey returns to Minneapolis this month to perform at the Orpheum Theatre.

To help fans pass the time until the show — and overcome the disappointment of the recently squashed rumor of a Smiths reunion — Transmission's Jake Rudh enumerates the top Moz/Smiths jams that get folks out on the dance floor for his Transmission dance nights. And Jake definitely knows his stuff, he's hosting the official event after party.

Want more Morrissey? Listen to Transmission tonight at 10pm to hear a special Morrissey-themed episode.

Playlist

The Smiths — "This Charming Man"

Jake Rudh: "How can you not move to this song?"

Morrissey — "Suedehead"

Jake Rudh: "See above."

The Smiths — "Bigmouth Strikes Again"

Jake Rudh: "When it comes to the dance floor, there is no better strobe light breakdown than the 2:02 mark of this song."

The Smiths — "Barbarism Begins at Home"

Jake Rudh: "We all know Johnny Marr on guitar is one of the masters, but Andy Rourke on bass proves with this groove alone that he was no novice."

Morrissey — "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys"

Jake Rudh: "This one always packs a Transmission dance floor as it's just cool to be dancing under the Mozzer on the big screen while he shakes his signature moves right above."

Remember to tune-in to Transmission tonight at 10pm to hear a special Morrissey/Smiths-themed episode.