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Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby fange » 13 Apr 2017, 05:38

A group we don't talk about much, but I feel they had a bunch of fabulous singles.

Which 3 do you like best, or do you think are best?

Here are mine, for today at least -

West End Girls


Heart


Love Comes Quickly


Can't wait for hatzy to chime in with his! :D
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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby Bent Fabric » 13 Apr 2017, 05:41

Left To My Own Devices
West End Girls
What Have I Done To Deserve This

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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby fange » 13 Apr 2017, 05:51

Bent Fabric wrote:What Have I Done To Deserve This


Ooh, i love that one too.
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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby inside-out fox » 13 Apr 2017, 05:56

Bent Fabric wrote:Left To My Own Devices
West End Girls
What Have I Done To Deserve This


EXACTLY my choices.
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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby northernsky » 13 Apr 2017, 07:43

3 is nowhere near enough. The first singles compilation, Discography, from the early 90s, is pretty much flawless apart from the "new" tracks. Meanwhile I prefer these three to anything on it:

"King's Cross"
"I'm Not Scared"
"You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk"

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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby fange » 13 Apr 2017, 08:41

'I'm Not Scared' is a gem, much like its parent album. Deep and hooky.
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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby Graham Murakami » 13 Apr 2017, 08:52

fange wrote:'I'm Not Scared' is a gem, much like its parent album. Deep and hooky.



Their work with other artists should not be under-estimated - this is brilliant and the French version is even better.

Top three songs:
Paninaro
West End Girls
It's a Sin

I love the Pet Shop Boys and their albums were still good remarkably recently: only the last two and the indie-rock album really disappointed.

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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby Jeemo » 13 Apr 2017, 09:05

It Couldn't Happen Here
Opportunities
Jealousy

Avoiding one's already mentioned. Could've picked many more.
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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby Darkness_Fish » 13 Apr 2017, 09:30

West End Girls, Heart, and It's a Sin are the winners for me.

"It's a Sin" was the first 12" single I ever bought. I remember not understanding that it didn't play at 33 rpm.
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Postby slightbreeze » 13 Apr 2017, 10:03

Suburbia
Left to my own devices
Domino Dancing

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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby slightbreeze » 13 Apr 2017, 10:03

.....and I could have added another dozen or so

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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby martha » 13 Apr 2017, 10:34

West End Girls
Love Comes Quickly
Suburbia
Left to My Own Devices

3 of those. Can't choose.
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Postby neville from norwich » 13 Apr 2017, 11:01

Once they gained self-consciousness (the "Being Boring"/Smiths you can dance to period) they crashed. Music Journalists love other Music Journalists who cross over so Tennant's lot always got a free ride but the singles from the first three records were decent.
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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby fange » 13 Apr 2017, 11:10

Darkness_Fish wrote: Heart


Come to my arms, D_F! I thought I might be the only one to really like this song - it's not one of their most immediate singles I think, more a wonderful dancefloor anthem. That "i'm in love with you" bridge just slays me.

And speaking of small bits of wonderful songs...



That little change at 00:48 when they first sing "How'm I gonna get through?", and the harmonized repeat, oh it's just magical.
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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby inside-out fox » 13 Apr 2017, 11:21

fange wrote:
And speaking of small bits of wonderful songs...



That little change at 00:48 when they first sing "How'm I gonna get through?", and the harmonized repeat, oh it's just magical.


Oh, the whole song is full of those moments. For me it's easily the best thing they ever did. Still gives me goosebumps. Solid gold.
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Postby inside-out fox » 13 Apr 2017, 11:22

clive gash wrote:Once they gained self-consciousness (the "Being Boring"/Smiths you can dance to period) they crashed. Music Journalists love other Music Journalists who cross over so Tennant's lot always got a free ride but the singles from the first three records were decent.


Yes, I think so.
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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby joels344 » 13 Apr 2017, 12:52

West End Girls
Love Comes Quickly
It's a Sin

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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby Polishgirl » 13 Apr 2017, 13:04

Saw them supporting...some blokes...... Take That... a few years ago, and they were absolutely mega.

It's A Sin is my clear favourite- such a grandiose and stirring piece of Baroque pop.

Always On My Mind- love their brashness with this cover

Rent- tuneful and tender.

( Bubbling under - One More Chance, Heart, What Have I Done To Deserve This? )
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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby Ranking Ted » 13 Apr 2017, 22:39

DADDY-O wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:Left To My Own Devices
West End Girls
What Have I Done To Deserve This


EXACTLY my choices.

Yes! But I could list another half dozen from their imperial phase that come close. They were pretty much faultless for a spell.

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Re: Your 3 favourite Pet Shop Boys songs

Postby Nervous Ned » 14 Apr 2017, 00:39

Once they gained self-consciousness (the "Being Boring"/Smiths you can dance to period) they really hit their stride.

Being Boring
One thing leads to another
It must be obvious
Jealousy
I'm not scared
It's alright