You're the One for Me, Fatty
|"You're the One for Me, Fatty"|
|Single by Morrissey|
|from the album Your Arsenal|
|Released||6 July 1992|
|Format||7", 12", CD, cassette|
|Genre||Alternative rock, rockabilly|
|Writer(s)||Morrissey, Alain Whyte|
|Morrissey singles chronology|
"You're the One for Me, Fatty" is a single by Morrissey released in April 1992. It was taken from the then-unreleased Your Arsenal album and was the second Morrissey single to be written by Alain Whyte and produced by glam rock legend Mick Ronson.
Although the lyrics seemed a typically tongue-in-cheek Morrissey love song towards an overweight person, in reality the words were an in-joke directed at Madness singer Chas Smash whom Morrissey had recently befriended. Smash has since confessed that he is the subject of the song. The title is a pun on the Marvelettes' song You Are The One for Me Bobby.
The track reached number 19 in the UK Singles Chart.
|1.||"You're the One for Me, Fatty"|
|3.||"There Speaks a True Friend" (not included on 7")|
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- Morrissey: vocals
- Alain Whyte: guitar
- Boz Boorer: guitar
- Gary Day: bass guitar
- Spencer Cobrin: drums
This single was described by Ned Raggett in AllMusic as "[a] smart, lively cut...with the overall title and overall mood still being as classically Morrissey as it gets." Raggett did not think the B-sides were as strong in comparison but still "fine enough numbers, further evidence as to how the Your Arsenal sessions had re-energized [Morrissey]." Raggett concludes his review, writing, "The tone throughout is relaxed and fun, almost in spite of some of the lyrics".
The song has been performed live by Morrissey on his 1992, 1995, 2011 and 2012 tours.