"Girl Least Likely To"|
The music was written by Andy Rourke in the spring of 1989. The full song was recorded during the "Bona Drag" sessions at Hook End Manor in the winter of 1989 into 1990, with producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley. Musicians on this recording were Kevin Armstrong (guitar), Andy Rourke (bass) and Andrew Paresi (drums).
This song has never been performed specifically for radio, television or the web.
This song has been performed live 40 times by Morrissey. The first 39 airings were on the 1992 Your Arsenal tour when the song was done regularly until mid-October after which it was on the setlist more sporadically. It was done once more in El Paso near the beginning of the 2014 tour.
There are no officially released live recordings of the song at this point in time.
No demos or studio outtakes of this song have leaked to the general public at this point in time.
In a 1990 interview for The Face, Morrissey said "['The Girl Least Likely To' is about] that friend you have who really believes in the imminence of her success yet secretly you know it's never going to happen for her"
In a 1998 interview to KCXX radio, he was asked if the song was about a particular person, and answered "Yes there is and it was quite terrible for me because this person listened to the song and immediately knew and a terrible fight ensued. But that was many years ago and... but still... quite interesting. I wish I'd been a bit more secretive though. But what the hell! You know..."