Revelation - Official ILX Pet Shop Boys tracks poll results

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Possible controversial placing, which I'll throw open for discussion. Their were two votes and 49 points given to Always On My Mind/In My House, which would have given a total of 574 points and 4th place. However using the same logic for Viva La Vida/Domino Dancing I marked it seperately.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ewing's take

My number 1.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

"In My House" isn't really a song, is it? I would've just counted it as a remix. It doesn't make a big difference anyway.

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, I would have counted those votes with Always on My Mind. No biggie though!

skip, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

My favourite review of AOMM by Tanya Headon.

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of reviews this is what Melody Maker wrote about it:

"The lousiest, most ham-fisted idea that Pet Shop Boys will ever have... they sound like they want to get it all over and done with so Neil can fit in his X-mas shopping."

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, moving on.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

4. West End Girls. (1985, Please, 541 points, 20 votes, 4 number ones)

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/0By5MDC5oK9gYHy8Qe0MZz

RIF:The only UK and US number one to be inspired by T.S. Eliot's poem 'The Wasteland'.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey sound like they want to get it all over and done with so Neil can fit in his X-mas shopping."

how is this a bad thing?

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

What? Was not expecting that at all!

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

re WEG

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

More proof that I'm out of touch: "King's Cross" is great, I voted for it, but I had no expectation of it being that high.

xpost: A full three songs did better than WEG! Also surprising.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

gonna be boring when "Being Boring" wins this but yay "Rent" getting top 3

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

not sure how you can leave this out of the top 20 PSB songs but #4 is still a high placement.

skip, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I said it before, but having been pretty tired of that track for a number of years, I heard it again this past week and it is just too unfuckwithable not to vote for.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe not surprised West End Girls wasn't top as some seem tired of it now. i never could be, it was the first and it'll be the last, my number 1.

second only to popcorn (or something), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol I didn't vote for WEG even though I love it

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's just contrarianism gone mad.

second only to popcorn (or something), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't vote for it either.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

(a) I'm not that wowed by it (b) 98% of voters would have voted for it anyway.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Next up the top 3 and there's not a lot in it.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

WEG is a great song but I can absolutely name 20 PSB songs I like more, especially when you factor in Alternative.

I would have picked "Opportunities" before I picked WEG (though in practice I picked neither; did vote for "Love Comes Quickly" tho)

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Genuinely quite excited. Come on Rent.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Now I'm rooting for WHIDTDT to beat "Rent" though it probably won't happe

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

hope Rent wins now yeah.

second only to popcorn (or something), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

nonono come on WHIDTDT?, "Rent" should be #2

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

(since it's a given "Being Boring" is #1)

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't vote for WEG either and now I feel I should have really.

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I feel more of you should have voted for "Don Juan"

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, i find "Rent" a little bland tbh. Great track and all but not a top 3 for me.

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

still hoping "Comrades!" might sneak in ftw

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've got this sinking feeling
I'm not dreaming
We'll be sorry soon

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

3. Being Boring. (1990, Behaviour, 607 points, 22 votes, 4 number ones)

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/6K7uuzEC4I4BCEDNIcS8ky

RIF:Originally started as an attempt to write a Stock, Aitken and Waterman style pop song.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait WAHT

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg I love you guys

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

So I see what's happened here. A lot of people didn't bother with WEG assuming it wouldn't need any more votes. See what you've done?

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Originally started as an attempt to write a Stock, Aitken and Waterman style pop song.

Wow, did not know that, It doesn't sound like SAW at all!

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Genuine shock here.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

RENT FOR #1

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I now feel like anything is possible

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't get this mentality of not voting for something because you assume others will. it's a poll!

second only to popcorn (or something), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't vote for Rent, and WHIDTDT was my number one so am buzzin' right now.

oppet, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Being Shocking

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure "What Keeps Mankind Alive?" won't make it at this point.

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Think of it like voting in a safe liberal district.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I lost some of my love for "WHIDTDT" over time so I didn't vote for it. "Rent" was my #3.

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

and look what happens. xp.

second only to popcorn (or something), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

oops, at work and forgot that video has a bunch of naked guys in it.

skip, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Rent" was my highest single; I had 3 b-sides and an album track above it

DJP, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Struggled for a moment to remember what this other contender was besides "Rent"? What's this "WHIDTDT"? Oh yes, that... Didn't even occur to me to vote for it. You know, hating fun as I do.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink


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