Revelation - Official ILX Pet Shop Boys tracks poll results

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I ended up going for Absolutely Fabulous and Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend over Shameless, though neither of the latter two made my final ballot.

skip, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

You know what track we missed at first?

"Decadence."

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I cut Shameless, Don Juan and YKWYWW at the last minute, regrettably. Problem is PSBs have so many unfuckwithable singles that I didn't have enough space for B-sides.

Strictly vote-splitting (DL), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've said this before but I really really really really wish "Domino Dancing" and "Don Juan" had been flipped on the single

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean not enough space for all the B-sides I love - I still voted for 5.

Strictly vote-splitting (DL), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha I voted for 9

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

My #1 is a B-side.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm glad someone else voted for "Was That What It Was?". Don't expect it to make it though. I'm still hoping the other "I'm Not Scared" charts though. The "cannons" sample intro is incredible.

My top predictions:

B-Side - Paninaro
Single - Being Boring
Album track - 2/0

daavid, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

surprised that no one is picking West End Girls for top single.

skip, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Paninaro was a single, wasn't it?

Gukbe, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think WEG IS their best single. But "Being Boring" has always been the fans' favourite.

daavid, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost - Sort of. Paninaro '95 was.

daavid, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

TS: Paninaro '95 vs Freedom '90

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Paninaro I love was never a single.

Strictly vote-splitting (DL), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I may be the only PSB fan who never wants to hear "West End Girls" again.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I always think that until I actually hear it.

Strictly vote-splitting (DL), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd rank the Please singles "Love Comes Quickly" > "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)" > "West End Girls" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "Suburbia (single remix)"

Had they used the album version of "Suburbia" as the single, that would have been my favorite.

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like it but for many years it was the only single I heard on the radio; when I finally heard the rest of their catalog I never returned. I prefer "Opportunities" and "Loves Comes Quickly." The latter I've criminally underrated over the years until it snuck up on me recently and just made me cry.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

LQC is such an astonishing song, it angers me that it never took off in the US

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

"West End Girls" = best song ever recorded (by anyone)

daavid, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Now I think, "This is how falling in love sounds like."

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hello I just got here. I'm glad some of my selections already showed up ("Do I Have To?", "Liberation", "Your Funny Uncle") and some cuts I really love but couldn't vote for made it as well ("A Red Letter Day", "Some Speculation", "IDKWYWBICGIA").
I voted for 7 B-Sides. I'm pretty sure the #1 will be a single. It's one of two choices.

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

30. In The Night. (1985, 157 points, 7 votes, 0 number ones)

http://open.spotify.com/track/5BCAYcnudrhGaasMSgfTqa

RIF: Written by Tennant after reading David Pryce-Jones' book about Paris during the German occupation of World War II and in particular 'les Zazous', the young non-conformist sub-culture who were inspired by jazz and swing music.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

hott

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

lots of great remixes of this one.

skip, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

For the full version:

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

This might be their sexiest song.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love the version on Disco

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

29. Jealousy. (1990, Behaviour, 158 points, 9 votes, 0 number ones)

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/2fllZbKFjKd2jSpsjsHnL6

RIF: This was the first song Tennant and Lowe wrote together.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

For some reason I always thought In the night was a cover. Didn't make my ballot but came close.

oppet, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, these guys have a great great catalog

I am pretty certain only one song I detest will appear on this list

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

The uploader has not made this video available in your country.

first time I've seen that message on youtube

Josef K-Doe (WmC), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I see that all of the time, mostly because 90% of the official Cure videos throw it up

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

28. Flamboyant. (2003, Standalone, 161 points, 7 votes, 1 number one)

http://open.spotify.com/track/7vo6qo8LPbxE1R4cijH2Dp

RIF: Is featured in the skiing film 'Turbo', (nope, me neither).

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

27. I Want To Wake Up. (1987, Actually, 162 points, 6 votes, 1 number one)

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/3UVVJpL04BCkJhDY56NXwO

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes! Didn't have room for it in my ballot, but I think it's great. Especially the Scissor Sisters remix. (x-post)

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

My friend was all "wtf" when he saw "I Want To Wake Up" on my ballot. Guess he was wrong.

Gukbe, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

26. I Want A Dog. (1988, B-Side/Introspective, 169 points, 7 votes, 0 number ones)

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/7lu2tLkqGZe3lRAV1J6ZX1

RIF: Tennant's homage to Iggy Pop.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

and Johnny Marr's favorite PSB song!

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

25. I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing. (1993, Very, 189 points, 9 votes, 1 number one)

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/0drsf7gl9GaqXH9Ry5gv7s

RIF: The only video to feature the Boys running.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

My #2. Such a great happy song. The album version is my favorite.

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had no idea I Want a Dog was so popular.

Good to see Flamboyant make it, I wonder if that will be the highest of the later Pet Shop songs? Maybe Minimal will make it, I'm hoping The Way it Used to be will be in here somewhere.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Next up, my number one.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I voted for quite a few later songs, including "The Way It Used To Be".

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm still hoping Fugitive will make it.

daavid, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

24. Young Offender. (1993, Very, 194 points, 7 votes, 1 number one)

http://open.spotify.com/track/2mW9NoDYvVCz4wxixsGYjf

RIF: This pisses over the track with the same title by New Order.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

This almost made my list, really love this song but I already had five songs from Very in my list.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

So far, only 3 songs from my ballot.

daavid, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll do what you want if you want me enough
I'll put down my book and start falling in love

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Next up, a song we've already had.

23. I'm Not Scared. (1988, Introspective, 195 points, 8 votes, 0 number ones)

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/1nBb2RD977IqXEY3yWxjBW

RIF: Written by Tennant after successfully overcoming his agoraphobia.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink


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