Hear This: “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” is perfect sadness

InHear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week: Our favorite songs under two minutes long.

The Smiths, ”Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” (1984)

I like short songs. They get in, get out, and get the point across. Short songs are especially good for acts prone to mindless pontification and noodling. Sure, there’s probably something to be said for The Grateful Dead’s epic jams, but I’d generally rather have “Touch Of Grey” any...

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