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Your favorite lesser-known Pet Shop Boys song

I finally picked up the new album a few weeks ago, and it has got me on a huge PSB kick.

One of the things I love about them is that they've go much excellent music that was never released as a single.

Post your favorite here. I'll start with Silver Age.

by Anonymousreply 7010/28/2013

I Want To Wake Up.

by Anonymousreply 110/26/2013

Dreaming of the Queen

by Anonymousreply 210/26/2013

My October Symphony

by Anonymousreply 310/26/2013

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Anonymousreply 410/26/2013

Post links, people. It's not difficult.

by Anonymousreply 510/26/2013

West End Girls

by Anonymousreply 610/26/2013

I guess it's not lesser known, but Being Boring is one of my all time favorites....

And the video is hot!

by Anonymousreply 710/26/2013

GO WEST...I know it was a huge hit back in the day, especially among gay men of a certain age, but now it is forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 810/26/2013

The Loving Kind.

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by Anonymousreply 1010/26/2013

In Denial

by Anonymousreply 1110/26/2013

Hit and Miss

More than a Dream

You Know Where You Went Wrong

by Anonymousreply 1210/26/2013

The Way It Used To Be

by Anonymousreply 1310/26/2013

The End Of The World

by Anonymousreply 1410/26/2013

Not sure if I like the Dusty Springfield or Elton John version of IN PRIVATE.

by Anonymousreply 1510/26/2013

Too Many People

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by Anonymousreply 1810/26/2013

Twentieth Century

by Anonymousreply 1910/26/2013

I agree with R4 that "I'm Not Scared" is the best especially the extended version. I like "Your Funny Uncle" which is about a guy dying from AIDS and his uncle attending his funeral. It quotes from Revelations 21:4:

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

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by Anonymousreply 2110/26/2013

Oh, and Let the Music Play (Crying Game soundtrack) + Red Letter Day.

by Anonymousreply 2210/26/2013

Great one, R20.

Why aren't some of you posting links?

by Anonymousreply 2310/26/2013


It should've been a single but, given its subject, it would've been highly controversial, so it was even dropped from the album (Fundamental.)

by Anonymousreply 2410/26/2013

Left To My Own Devices and I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing.

by Anonymousreply 2510/26/2013

Your funny uncle.

by Anonymousreply 2610/26/2013

Miserablism. It's brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 2710/26/2013

"Home and Dry"

by Anonymousreply 2810/26/2013

"It Doesn't Often Snow At Christmas"

I like this original version better than the remixed version they included on their 2009 Christmas EP.

by Anonymousreply 2910/26/2013

the song about traveling in the car "your head resting on my shoulder" ??

by Anonymousreply 3010/26/2013

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by Anonymousreply 3110/26/2013

R31 you are a love and I love you

by Anonymousreply 3210/26/2013

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Anonymousreply 3310/26/2013

Many of you are just naming PSB singles.

I don't think you understand the point of this thread, especially R6 through R8.

This thread isn't "name a Pet Shop Boys song you know."

by Anonymousreply 3410/26/2013

X2 for "Being Boring"

by Anonymousreply 3510/27/2013

"home and dry"

by Anonymousreply 3610/27/2013

One of my favourites:

Sexy Northerner

by Anonymousreply 3710/27/2013

Jealousy for me too. Lush

by Anonymousreply 3810/27/2013

Many of their b sides were gems. My favorite: "Do I Have To?"

by Anonymousreply 3910/27/2013

Delusions Of Grandeur

by Anonymousreply 4010/27/2013

R39 - are you familiar with the early 90s cover of Do I Have To?

It's quite beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 4110/27/2013

The Boy Who Couldn't Keep His Clothes On - a terrific B side, about a disco boy who has to keep dancing and taking his top off. Its probably not on video.

Sexy Northerner

The Truck Driver and his Mate.

by Anonymousreply 4210/27/2013

It's Just My Little Tribute To Caligula, Darling!

by Anonymousreply 4310/27/2013

r41, thank you, I'd never seen that. Beautiful version of a beautiful song. In a just world, both versions would have been more successful than they were.

by Anonymousreply 4410/27/2013

"It's a Sin" : the song was a fitting backdrop when played in a pivotal scene in the movie "Party Monster." My all time fave is "West End Girls."

by Anonymousreply 4510/27/2013

I adore this particular live rendition of 'It Doesn't Often Snow At Xmas (Live 2000)'. Very cheery and joyful. And the children choir just makes it extra special:

by Anonymousreply 4610/27/2013

R42, those are my very favourite three PSB songs.

by Anonymousreply 4710/27/2013

Definitely NOT Always On My Mind.

by Anonymousreply 4810/27/2013

"Closer to Heaven"

"I Get Excited"

by Anonymousreply 4910/27/2013

King Of Rome.


So Sorry, I Said.

It's rather queer than Andrew Lloyd Webber has written a whole musical around the Profumu affair when Nothing Has Been Proved captures the whole drama in less than 5 minutes and in a melody that ALW could only dream of.

by Anonymousreply 5010/27/2013

I was shocked in the early 90's when my local tween video show played "Being Boring" video, bare assed male model and all. That video was very gay oriented, more so that the better known "Domino Dancing".

by Anonymousreply 5110/27/2013

[quote] I was shocked in the early 90's when my local tween video show played "Being Boring" video, bare assed male model and all. That video was very gay oriented, more so that the better known "Domino Dancing".

You would never know that it was directed and shot by the very hetero Mr. Bruce Weber.

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Where've you been? Who've you seen? You didn't phone when you said you would. Do you lie? Do you try to keep in touch? You know you could. I've tried to see your point of view but could not hear or see for jealousy.

by Anonymousreply 5510/27/2013

Two Divided By Zero

by Anonymousreply 5610/27/2013

Some lesbians direct gay porn. You don't have to want to sample the "goodies" to have a good eye for what will please others.

by Anonymousreply 5710/27/2013

I'm not saying Weber's straight, either.

by Anonymousreply 5810/27/2013

Only The Wind... "My nerves are jangled but I'm pulling through I hope I can handle what I have to do..."

by Anonymousreply 5910/27/2013

The End of the World- (couldn't find a youtube clip that works)- "at midnight in desperation, imagine TOTAL TEENAGE DESTRUCTION" always cracks me up.

by Anonymousreply 6010/27/2013

The Trouser Enthusiast remix of both Discoteca and Red Letter Day.

by Anonymousreply 6110/27/2013

I don't know why Some Speculation isn't better known. It is -- to my mind -- one of their all-time best...Very dark and sexy:

"What's your game? What's his name?"

by Anonymousreply 6210/27/2013

Romeo in Hell. I love their mid-career cd's the best. I didn't love the new one, though. I'm not a fan of dance or electronic music, and it felt like it was just a bunch of "sounds," rather than the well-written songs that I like more. They are brilliant, and I hope they leave that pure electronic/disco stuff behind for their next cd.

by Anonymousreply 6310/27/2013

This kind of music was so awful. White music of that era was so bland and lacked soul and feeling. Too whitebread for me.

by Anonymousreply 6410/27/2013

R63 here again. I forgot my favourite of all time. Shame on me. Jealousy. One of the best lyrics ever to describe the fear that grips you when you know you're losing someone: where'd you go? who'd you see? you didn't call when you said you would. do you lie? do you try to keep in touch? you know you could. i try to see your point of view, but could not hear or see for jealousy.

by Anonymousreply 6510/27/2013

Thank you for your valuable input, R64. Now, kindly fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 6610/27/2013

R64 - People like you amaze me. You click onto a thread topic about something you dislike just to make racist remarks and trash it. I'll never understand people like you. Go back to your Lionel Richie or New Edition thread (since they were so much better than White acts) and fuck the fuck off, asshole!

by Anonymousreply 6710/27/2013

Shitty music like Pet Shit Boys is why Hip-Hop rose to prominence and domination in the eighties. That is why Rap & Hip-Hop still dominate to this day. That bland "music" like Madonna, R.E.M., The Cure, Pet Shit Boys and all of those terrible eighties metal bands had one good thing going for them. They forced the music industry to finally put out something of quality like Public Enemy, 2 Live Crew, N.W.A., etc. Rap and Hip-Hop saved the music industry from boring, bland pop like PSB.

by Anonymousreply 6810/27/2013

Thank you for the hearty laugh, R68.

by Anonymousreply 6910/27/2013

My October Symphony - quite apt this time of year.

I like the dvds of their recent concerts at both Glastonbury and the O2 - they do good shows now, I like the dancers, and those new long versions of West End Girls and What Have I Done to Deserve This with that video projection of Dusty in day glo colours. Fab.

by Anonymousreply 7010/28/2013
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