Revelation - Official ILX Pet Shop Boys tracks poll results

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Behaviour is getting a ton of love.

skip, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

I thought Behaviour always got a ton of love

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Heart was never one of my favourites at the time but it's really grown on me recently.

second only to popcorn (or something), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Heart does seem a bit lightweight in comparison to these other tracks but it's so damn catchy

skip, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

The bit in Heart where the song LITERALLY SKIPS A BEAT is one of my favourite PSB moments.

oppet, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ha, not sure why I never thought of the full stop as skipping a beat. Those clever Boys!

Vinnie, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Behaviour is getting a ton of love.

― skip, Wednesday, July 6, 2011 9:32 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark

And it should! Nearly all songs on that album could place in a top 50 imho

Asamoah Nyan (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

I like these surprising songs popping up, or rather, at surprising places. If this top 50 were a tracklist, from front to back it would be A+.

Asamoah Nyan (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

10. It's A Sin. (1987, Actually, 296 points, 14 votes, 0 number ones)

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/6vYK729O29XnvQqPWyLPfe

RIF: The Latin text Tennant says at the end of the song translates as "I confess to almighty God, and to you my brothers, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, act, and omission, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault."

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Behaviour has so many great songs. I was hoping "Nervously" would make it, but it's unlikely now. (xpost)

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

We're going to be pretty firmly in Singles territory now, right?

Gukbe, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

"King's Cross" still has a shot

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Nervously was in my top 10 iirc

xxp

Asamoah Nyan (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

I predict at least two non-singles coming up.

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

"King's Cross" still has a shot

― DJP, Wednesday, July 6, 2011 9:48 PM (19 seconds ago) Bookmark

"Still has a shot"? King's cross damn well be top 5 ffs!

Asamoah Nyan (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

hoping King's Cross flys the flag for the album tracks. ha xxp.

second only to popcorn (or something), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

What about "Dreaming Of The Queen"? It has to show up too, doesn't it?

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

I wonder why wasn't King's Cross a single? Or anything else on Actually. After a no. 1 it's pretty much a no brainer to release another single from the album.

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't think DOTQ will show up.

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Massive jump in points here.

9. Love Comes Quickly. (1986, Please, 355 points, 14 votes, 0 number ones)

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

RIF: Roxy Music's Andy MacKay plays saxophone at the end of the song.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

<4

Asamoah Nyan (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

such a fantastic song, that competes with "Rent" as my favorite of their singles

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Heart" was the album's FOURTH single (and it hit #1, to their and everyone's surprise).

Tom Ewing's take last year: http://freakytrigger.co.uk/popular/2010/06/pet-shop-boys-heart/

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

My number three... all time favourite

Asamoah Nyan (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Next, the highest placed b-side.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

8. Paninaro. (1986, B-side/Disco, 396 points, 17 votes, 2 number ones)

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/6dQr87kRxbz2ZLwQSyFemr

RIF: Dylan Jones writing for i-D magazine mistakenly stated that the Boys had written a song called 'Paninaro', when in fact he'd mistaken what he read in a 'Rolling Stone' article about them. When Tennant and Lowe read the article they realised it would be a great idea and using a previous backing track penned this homage to the Italian youth cult.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

yay but ;_;

y'all should relisten to "Don Juan" and "Jack The Lad"

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

Very surprised "Shameless" didn't even place.

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm not, tbh; the problem with doing a song like that is that people will go "yup, that song is totally shameless" and move on to other, more nuanced fare (like "Go West", lol)

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

POM-POM-PORORUM, POM-POM-PORORUM = BEST. INTRO. EVER.

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Next, the highest placed album track.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

7. King's Cross. (1987, Actually, 409 points, 15 votes, 2 number ones)

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/7gRWAZMjr7uk4Eqic9MGPO

RIF: Following the King's Cross underground fire in November 1987 there was a suggestion that the song be released as a charity single, which the Boys resisted. Some funds were raised when Smash Hits created a premium cost phone line for people to listen to the song.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp So Dylan Jones made himself useful for once.

xxp I used to be able to recite the Latin bit from It's a Sin. The remixed live version on the last tour was astounding.

Strictly vote-splitting (DL), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Paninaro was my number one. What an amazing intro, and you get a real sense of how the group's sound changed from the early version and moving through the remixes. '95 should be played at every gay club every night.

skip, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

(xp) Oooh-ah-ah, Oooh-ah-ah, Oooh-ah-Oooh is also GREAT.

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

Some funds were raised when Smash Hits created a premium cost phone line for people to listen to the song.

classic

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

King's Cross is one of the great 80s protest songs.

Strictly vote-splitting (DL), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

armani, armani, ah ah armani

skip, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Not sure how anyone can listen to the original "Paninaro" and not get up to dance.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

6. Left To My Own Devices. (1988, Introspective, 411 points, 15 votes, 2 number ones)

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/3IV99EaS0TrwHdjgjlnlFz

RIF: The 'party animal' referred to is English music journalist Jon Savage.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

well done plucky King's Cross :)

second only to popcorn (or something), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

the way this song stretches out on Introspective is so good - it's like you're hanging out with some spoiled, pretty guy, slightly bored, slightly drunk, shooting the shit and trying to sound smart. Neil's spoken vocals are perfect.

skip, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

looks like no surprises in the top 5.

second only to popcorn (or something), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Next, one of the greatest cover versions ever done.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

5. Always On My Mind. (1987, Standalone, 525 points, 20 votes, 1 number ones)

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/6ZCX3XnzYWsqqQKg9pVts9

RIF: Their best selling single in the UK.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

What's left? West End Girls, What Have I Done to Deserve This, Always on My Mind, New York City Boy, Being Boring?

skip, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Next, one of the greatest cover versions ever done.

Fixed.

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

it'll be Rent instead of NYCB.

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Love that well over half of us voted for "Paninaro", more than any of the big hits so far.

xpost: except AOMM!

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Voted for On my mind/in my house version, in a moment of bravado/lunacy.

oppet, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:39 (3 years ago) Permalink


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