7 Morrissey Covers That’ll Make Every Day Feel Like Sunday

When you’re in the mood for a little melancholy, there’s nothing better than Morrissey (or The Smiths). If you’ve worn out the grooves on your vinyl or the MP3s have dropouts, there’s a chance you might like a new take on your favorite track. Here are seven change-of-pace covers that stay true to the Moz.

1. “Let Me Kiss You” Carla Morrison

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Original version: Morrissey

Mexican singer-songwriter Carla Morrison has a refreshing take on this 2004 Morrissey track from the album “You Are The Quarry.” Morrison’s breathy, wistful vocals are the focal point of the stripped down acoustic track.

2. “This Night Has Opened My Eyes” At The Drive-In

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Original version: The Smiths

El Paso outfit At The Drive-In were known for their powerful, frenetic style, but this Smiths cover showed they were at ease with slowing things down. Vocalist Cedric Bixler may lack technique but he makes up for that with emotion.

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3. “Every Day Is Like Sunday” Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan

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Original version: Morrissey

Morrissey’s popularity with Latinos, especially in Los Angeles, may stem from his lyrics about alienation and loss that resonate with the children of immigrants. If you ever wondered what Morrissey would sound like with a mariachi, this cover of “Every Day Is Like Sunday” is for you.

4. “Rubber Ring” Girl In A Coma

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Original version: The Smiths

The San Antonio rock trio kept the original spirit of The Smiths song “Girlfriend In a Coma” and made it their own. Nina Diaz’s sultry vocals give “Rubber Ring” a warmth that may thaw even the coldest of cold-hearted Morrissey fans.

5. “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” Twin Shadow

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Original version: The Smiths

Dominican-born Twin Shadow gets a little help from Samantha Urbani in this chilled out, synth-laden cover. Known for his retro sensibilities, Twin Shadow provides the perfect soundtrack for a late-night drive that lasts until the sun rises.

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6. “Jack The Ripper” Colin Meloy

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Original version: Morrissey

Like Carla Morrison, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists skips the melodrama and sticks to what works: subdued vocals and acoustic guitar.

7. “Esta Luz Nunca Se Apagará” Mikel Erentxun

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Original version: The Smiths “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

Mikel Erentxun’s 1992 cover is a straight-up copy, translated to Spanish, but it works. For clubs that play “Rock en Español,” this is the fuckin’ closer at last call. Erentxun, previously known for his work with Duncan Dhu, also released a cover of Morrissey’s “Everyday Is Like Sunday” in 1998, titled “Todo Es Igual Siempre.”

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