Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys are an English electro-pop duo that released four proper albums on Parlophone between 1986 and 1990, followed by more than a dozen further titles on the label over the subsequent quarter-century.

Members: Neil Tennant (vocals), Chris Lowe (keyboards, vocals)


Background

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe met in 1981 at a King’s Road hi-fi store, where Tennant’s purchase of a Korg MS-10 synthesizer prompted Lowe to introduce himself. They bonded over a shared passion for the electronic music of Depeche Mode, The Human League, Kraftwerk, Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark, and Soft Cell.

Tennant was born Neil Francis Tennant on July 10, 1954; the second of four children (and oldest son) of William W. Tennant (1923–2009, a sales rep) and Sheila M. (née Watson, 1923–2008). The family lived in Bruton Park, a suburb or Newcastle, where Neil attended St Cuthbert’s Grammar School, an all-boy’s Catholic school that inspired future lyrics. At sixteen, he played guitar and cello in Dust, a folk group inspired by the Incredible String Band. He was also a thespian at the Tyneside People’s Theatre.

In 1975, Tennant earned a history degree at North London Polytechnic. For two years, he worked as an editor for the UK branch of Marvel Comics, where he modified the dialogue in select titles with British English. With Marvel, he also interviewed comic-fan rock singers, including Marc Bolan and Alex Harvey.>

Now situated in London, Tennant witnessed the city’s up-and-coming musical acts, including the Sex Pistols. In the letter’s column of the May 8, 1976, issue of New Musical Express, he writes of their shambolic 4/23 show at the Nashville Room:

“As you know, the Pistols are composed of three nice, clean, middle-class art students, and a real live dementoid, Johnny Rotten. Now on Friday night El Dementoid wasn’t really on top form…. So how do the Pistols create their atmosphere when their music has failed? By beating up a member of the audience. How else?… Mr Rotten joins in the fight…. He cackles, he leers, the amps are turned up… The Pistols finish another unforgettable act.”>

Between 1977 and 1981, Tennant held editorial posts with Macdonald Educational Publishing and ITV Books. In 1982, he commissioned visual designer Stan Bush (of the UK music fortnightly Smash Hits) for design work on an ITV book on Madness. This led to Tennant’s two-year position as the assistant editor for Smash Hits, which featured his concert reviews and artist interviews.

Lowe (b. October 4, 1959) hailed from Blackpool, where he played trombone in the Arnold School big band One Under the Eight, which specialized in ’50s–’60s Hollywood standards. His grandfather played trombone in The Nitwits, a novelty jazz troupe led by Sid Millward (oft-dubbed the “British Spike Jones”). In 1981, Lowe was an architecture student at the University of Liverpool. His third-year project involved an industrial staircase design in Milton Keynes. He dropped from the program soon after his chance meeting with Tennant.

The pair commenced their musical partnership at Tennant’s Chelsea flat. From 1982, they wrote and recorded demos at a Camden Town studio. They named their act after the employees of a pet shop in nearby Ealing. In August 1983, Tennant flew to New York City for a Smash Hits interview with Sting. While there, he handed a Pet Shop Boys demo tape to dance-music producer Bobby Orlando (The Flirts, Roni Griffith).

In the winter of 1983–84, Orlando produced a cassette for the unsigned duo, composed of eleven songs.

A1. “West End Girls”
A2. “One More Chance”
A3. “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)”
A4. “I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)”
A5. “Two Divided by One”
A6. “Two Divided by One”
A7. “Rent”
A8. “It’s a Sin”
A9. “In the Club or in the Queue”
B1. “I Want a Lover”
B2. “Later Tonight”

9 Apr 1984
A: West End Girls
B: Pet Shop Boys

1 Jul 1985
A: Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)
B: In The Night

28 Oct 1985
A: West End Girls
B: A Man Could Get Arrested


Please (1986)

released 24 March 1986

1. “Two Divided by Zero” Bobby OrlandoTennant 3:34
2. “West End Girls” 4:45
3. “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)” 3:43
4. “Love Comes Quickly” TennantLoweStephen Hague 4:19
5. “Suburbia” 5:50
6. “Opportunities” (reprise) 0:33
7. “Tonight Is Forever” 4:31
8. “Violence” 4:27
9. “I Want a Lover” 4:50
10. “Later Tonight” 2:46
11. “Why Don’t We Live Together?” 4:44
Recorded August 1985[a]November 1985 – January 1986
Studio Advision (London)
Chris Lowe – sequencer, synthesizer, keyboards, samples, programmer, drum programmer (track 3, 4, 7–9, 11), piano (track 3), electric piano (track 6), lead vocals (track 13)
Neil Tennant – vocals, keyboards
Additional musicians
Stephen Hague – keyboards, programmer
Andy Mackay – saxophone (track 4)
Helena Springs – additional vocals (tracks 2, 8)
Ron Dean Miller – guitar (track 11)
Technical
Stephen Hague – production
David Jacob – engineering
J. J. Jeczalik – production (original recording) (track 3)
Nicholas Froome – production (original recording) (track 3)
Ron Dean Miller – New York overdubs (track 3); production (original recording) (track 11)
Pet Shop Boys – production (original recording) (track 9)
Blue Weaver – production (original recording) (track 9)
Artwork
Eric Watson – cover photograph, inner sleeve photographs
Paul Rider, John Stoddart, Brian Aris, Joe Shutter, Ian Hooton, Chris Burscough – inner sleeve photographs
Mark Farrow – sleeve design
Pet Shop Boys – sleeve design
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“West End Girls” /
Released: 28 October 1985
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[59] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[72] 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[75] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[53] 1
UK Singles (OCC)[51] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[61] 1
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[80] 1
US Cash Box Top 100 Singles[84] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[56] 2
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[76] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[58] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[78] 2
West Germany (Official German Charts)[55] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[57] 3
Spain (AFYVE)[77] 3
US Dance Singles Sales (Billboard)[81] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[74] 4
Australia (Kent Music Report)[69] 5
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[70] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[54] 6
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“Love Comes Quickly”
Released: 24 February 1986
Spain (AFYVE)[15] 6
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 8
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[19]
with “That’s My Impression” 10
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 13
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[11] 15
West Germany (Official German Charts)[22] 17
UK Singles (OCC)[17] 19
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“Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)”
Released: 19 May 1986
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[22] 2
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[26] 3
US Cash Box Top 100 Singles[28] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[25] 10
UK Singles (OCC)[24] 11
Ireland (IRMA)[19] 14
Spain (AFYVE)[23] 14
US Dance Singles Sales (Billboard)[27] 16
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“Suburbia”
Released: 22 September 1986

7-inch: Parlophone / R 6140 (UK)
“Suburbia” – 4:06
“Paninaro” – 4:37
2×7-inch: Parlophone / RD 6140 (UK)
“Suburbia” – 4:05
“Paninaro” – 4:37
“Love Comes Quickly” [Shep Pettibone Mastermix] (Early Fade) – 6:12
“Jack the Lad” – 4:30
“Suburbia Pt. Two” – 2:20
MC: Parlophone / TC R 6140 (UK)
“Suburbia” – 4:06
“Paninaro” – 4:37
“Jack the Lad” – 4:30
“Love Comes Quickly” [Shep Pettibone Mastermix] – 7:34
MC: Parlophone / TR 6140 (UK)
“Suburbia” (The Full Horror) – 8:55
“Paninaro” – 4:37
“Jack the Lad” – 4:30
“Love Comes Quickly” [Shep Pettibone Mastermix] (Even Earlier Fade) – 5:31
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 2
Spain (AFYVE)[13] 2
West Germany (Official German Charts)[20] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 6
UK Singles (OCC)[3] 8
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 9
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[7] 11
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 13
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New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[18] 2
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[12] 3
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 3
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 4
US Billboard 200[24] 7
Icelandic Albums (Tónlist)[16] 8
Spanish Albums (AFYVE)[20] 8
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[11] 10
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[19] 13
European Albums (Music & Media)[13] 18
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 20


Disco (remixes, 1986)

17 November 1986

1. “In the Night” (Arthur Baker’s extended mix) Pet Shop BoysPhil HardingBaker 6:25
2. “Suburbia” (Julian Mendelsohn’s Full Horror mix) Mendelsohn 8:55
3. “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)” (Ron Dean Miller and Latin Rascals’ Version Latina) J. J. JeczalikNicholas FroomeMiller[a]Latin Rascals 5:29
4. “Paninaro” (Pet Shop Boys and David Jacob’s Italian mix) Pet Shop BoysDavid Jacob 8:35
5. “Love Comes Quickly” (Shep Pettibone’s Mastermix) TennantLoweStephen Hague HaguePettibone 7:35
6. “West End Girls” (Shep Pettibone’s Disco mix) HaguePettibone 9:03
Recorded 1985–1986
Arthur Baker – remix (track 1)
Pet Shop Boys – production (tracks 1, 4); remix (track 4)
Phil Harding – production, engineering (track 1)
Julian Mendelsohn – production, mixing (track 2)
Andy Richards – Fairlight (track 2)
Gary Barnacle – saxophone (track 2)
Ron Dean Miller – remix (track 3)
Latin Rascals – remix (track 3)
J. J. Jeczalik – production (track 3)
Nicholas Froome – production (track 3)
Blue Weaver – additional keyboards (track 3)
Khris Kallis – additional keyboards (track 3)
David Jacob – remix, engineering (track 4)
Adrien Cook – Fairlight (track 4)
Shep Pettibone – remix (tracks 5, 6)
Stephen Hague – production (tracks 5, 6)
Andy Mackay – saxophone (track 5)
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German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 10
Spanish Albums (AFYVE)[12] 10
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[17] 12
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 15
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 16
European Albums (Music & Media)[9] 16
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 18
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[11] 19


Actually (1987)

7 September 1987

1. “One More Chance” TennantLoweBobby Orlando 5:30
2. “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” (with Dusty Springfield) LoweTennantAllee Willis 4:18
3. “Shopping” 3:37
4. “Rent” 5:08
5. “Hit Music” 4:44

6. “It Couldn’t Happen Here” TennantEnnio MorriconeLowe 5:20
7. “It’s a Sin” 4:59
8. “I Want to Wake Up” 5:08
9. “Heart” 3:58
10. “King’s Cross” 5:10

Recorded 1987
Studio Sarm West and Advision (London)

Neil Tennant
Chris Lowe

Additional musicians
Andy Richards – Fairlight and keyboard programming
Blue Weaver – Fairlight and keyboard programming
Gary Maughan – Fairlight and keyboard programming
Adrian Cook – Fairlight and keyboard programming
J. J. Jeczalik – Fairlight and keyboard programming
Dusty Springfield – guest vocals (track 2)
Angelo Badalamenti – orchestra arrangement (track 6)

Technical
Julian Mendelsohn – production, engineering (tracks 1, 3–5, 7); mixing (tracks 2, 9)
Stephen Hague – production (tracks 2, 10); mixing (track 7)
David Jacob – engineering (tracks 2, 6, 10); production (track 6); mix engineering (track 7)
Pet Shop Boys – production (tracks 6, 8, 9)
Shep Pettibone – production (track 8)
Dave Meegan – engineering (track 8)
Andy Richards – production (track 9)
Tony Phillips – engineering (track 9)

Artwork
Mark Farrow – design
Pet Shop Boys – design
Cindy Palmano – cover photograph
Eric Watson – inner sleeve photograph
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“It’s a Sin” / “You Know Where You Went Wrong”
Released: 15 June 1987
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 1
Denmark (IFPI)[17] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[19] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[22] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[28] 1
Portugal (AFP)[17] 1
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[29] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[30] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[32] 1
UK Singles (OCC)[33] 1
West Germany (Official German Charts)[38] 1
Zimbabwe (ZIMA)[39] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[14] 2
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[18] 2
Greece (IFPI)[21] 3
Italy (Musica e dischi)[23] 3
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[25] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[26] 3
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[35] 3
Canada (The Record)[16] 4
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[15] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[27] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[34] 9
Australia (Australian Music Report)[12] 10
France (SNEP)[20] 12
US Cash Box Top 100 Singles[37] 12
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“What Have I Done to Deserve This?” / “A New Life”
Released: 10 August 1987
Ireland (IRMA)[35] 1
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[48] 1
US Cash Box Top 100 Singles[50] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[33] 2
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn)[34] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[37] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[38] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[43] 2
UK Singles (OCC)[45] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[46] 2
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[31] 3
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[32] 4
West Germany (Official German Charts)[51] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[30] 5
Spain (AFYVE)[42] 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[44] 5
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[39] 6
Italy (Musica e dischi)[36] 7
Norway (VG-lista)[40] 9
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[29] 11
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“Rent” / “I Want a Dog”
Released: 12 October 1987
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 5
UK Singles (OCC)[15] 8
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 10
West Germany (Official German Charts)[16] 10
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[5] 11
Italy (Musica e dischi)[8] 11
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 17
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 19
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“Heart” / “I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)”
Released: 21 March 1988
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[12] 1
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100 Singles)[13] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[16] 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[20] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 1
UK Singles (OCC)[2] 1
West Germany (Official German Charts)[26] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[23] 2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[21] 6
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[22] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 9
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[18] 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[19] 11
Australia (Australian Music Report)[9] 18
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Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[30] 1
Icelandic Albums (Tónlist)[33] 1
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[32] 2
Spanish Albums (AFYVE)[37] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[38] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[40] 2
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[36] 3
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[39] 3
European Albums (Music & Media)[29] 4
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[26] 5
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[28] 5
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[35] 7
Italian Albums (Musica e dischi)[34] 12
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[25] 16
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[27] 16
French Albums (IFOP)[31] 19
US Billboard 200[41] 25


“Always On My Mind”

30 Nov 1987

A. “Always On My Mind”
B. “Do I Have To?”

Canada (The Record)[59] 1
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[60] 1
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[62] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[63] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[61] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[72] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[73] 1
UK Singles (OCC)[50] 1
UK Dance (Music Week)[74] 1
West Germany (Official German Charts)[78] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[57] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[58] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[61] 2
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 10)[65] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[67] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[70] 3
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[71] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[51] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[68] 5
US Cash Box Top 100 Singles[77] 7
Italy (Musica e dischi)[66] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[69] 8
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[75] 8
Australia (Australian Music Report)[56] 10 


Introspective (1988)

10 October 1988

1. “Left to My Own Devices” Trevor Horn Stephen Lipson 8:16
2. “I Want a Dog” Pet Shop Boys Frankie Knuckles 6:15
3. “Domino Dancing” Lewis A. Martineé Pet Shop Boys 7:40
4. “I’m Not Scared” Pet Shop Boys David Jacob 7:23
5. “Always on My Mind / In My House” Wayne Carson Thompson, Mark James, Johnny Christopher Julian Mendelsohn Pet Shop Boys 9:05
6. “It’s Alright” Sterling Void Marshall Jefferson Paris Brightledge Horn Lipson 9:24

Further Listening 1988–1989 (bonus disc)No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)” (Twelve-inch mix) 5:35
2. “Don Juan” (demo version) (previously unreleased on CD) 4:22
3. “Domino Dancing” (demo version) (previously unreleased on CD) 4:47
4. “Domino Dancing” (alternative version) 4:52
5. “The Sound of the Atom Splitting (Extended Version)” TennantLoweLipsonHorn 5:13
6. “What Keeps Mankind Alive?” Bertolt BrechtKurt Weill 3:26
7. “Don Juan” (disco mix) 7:35
8. “Losing My Mind” (disco mix) Stephen Sondheim 6:09
9. “Nothing Has Been Proved” (demo for Dusty) (previously unreleased) 4:51
10. “So Sorry, I Said” (demo for Liza) (previously unreleased) 3:26
11. “Left to My Own Devices” (seven-inch mix) 4:47
12. “It’s Alright” (ten-inch version) (previously unreleased on CD) VoidJeffersonBrightledge 4:47
13. “One of the Crowd” 3:56
14. “It’s Alright” (seven-inch version) VoidJeffersonBrightledge 4:20
15. “Your Funny Uncle” 2:18

Neil Tennant
Chris Lowe

Additional musicians
Richard Niles – orchestra arrangement and conducting (track 1)
Sally Bradshaw – additional vocals (track 1)
Josh Milan – piano solo (track 2)
Fro Sossa – additional keyboards (track 3)
Mike Bakst – additional keyboards, brass score (track 3)
Nestor Gomez – guitar (track 3)
Tony Concepción – brass, trumpet solo (track 3)
Kenneth William Faulk, Dana Tebor, Ed Calle – brass (track 3)
Lewis A. Martineé – brass arrangements (track 3)
The Voice in Fashion – backing vocals (track 3)
Blue Weaver – Fairlight programming (track 4)
Andy Richards, Gary Maughan – Fairlight programming (track 5)
Judy Bennett, Sharon Blackwell, H. Robert Carr, Mario Friendo, Derek Green, Michael Hoyte, Herbie Joseph, Paul Lee, Gee Morris, Dee Ricketts, Iris Sutherland, Yvonne White – additional vocals (track 6)

Technical
Trevor Horn – production (tracks 1, 6)
Stephen Lipson – production, engineering (tracks 1, 6)
Pet Shop Boys – production (tracks 2, 4, 5); associate production (track 3)
David Jacob – engineering (tracks 2, 4); production (track 4)
Mike Nielsen – engineering (track 2)
Frankie Knuckles – mix, additional production (track 2)
John Poppo – mix engineering (track 2)
Lewis A. Martineé – production, engineering, mixing (track 3)
Mike Couzzi – engineering (track 3)
César Sogbe – engineering assistance (track 3)
Julian Mendelsohn – production, engineering (track 5)

Artwork
Mark Farrow – cover design
Pet Shop Boys – cover design
Eric Watson – photography
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“Domino Dancing” / “Don Juan”
Released: 12 September 1988
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[28] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[37] 1
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[24] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[26] 2
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100 Singles)[27] 3
Italy (Musica e dischi)[31] 3
West Germany (Official German Charts)[46] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[30] 4
Puerto Rico (UPI)[36] 4
Norway (VG-lista)[35] 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[39] 5
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[43] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[22] 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[38] 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[32] 7
UK Singles (OCC)[40] 7
Canada (The Record)[25] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[33] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[34] 9
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[23] 17
US Billboard Hot 100[41] 18
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[21] 19
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“Left to My Own Devices” / “The Sound of the Atom Splitting”
Released: 14 November 1988
Greece (IFPI)[8] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 3
UK Singles (OCC)[16] 4
Spain (AFYVE)[14] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 8
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[18] 8
West Germany (Official German Charts)[21] 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 12
Italy (Musica e dischi)[10] 13
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100 Singles)[6] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 17
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“It’s Alright” / “One of the Crowd””Your Funny Uncle”
Released: 26 June 1989
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 2
West Germany (Official German Charts)[25] 3
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[17] 4
UK Singles (OCC)[24] 5
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100 Singles)[16] 9
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40 Tipparade)[20] 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[15] 17
Italy (Musica e dischi)[19] 19
——————
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[17] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[26] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[27] 2
European Albums (Music & Media)[16] 3
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 3
Spanish Albums (AFYVE)[24] 3
Icelandic Albums (Tónlist)[19] 5
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[25] 5
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[21] 7
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 8
Italian Albums (Musica e dischi)[20] 9
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[15] 11
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[23] 14
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[22] 15


Behaviour (1990)

22 October 1990

1. “Being Boring” 6:49
2. “This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave” 5:30
3. “To Face the Truth” 5:33
4. “How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?” 3:56
5. “Only the Wind” 4:20
6. “My October Symphony” 5:18
7. “So Hard” 3:58
8. “Nervously” 4:06
9. “The End of the World” 4:43
10. “Jealousy” 4:48

Japanese special edition (bonus mini disc)[22]No. Title Length
1. “Miserablism” 4:11
2. “Bet She’s Not Your Girlfriend” 4:26
3. “This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave” (extended mix) 9:30

Recorded May–June 1990
Studio Red Deer (Munich)
Sarm West (London)
Abbey Road (London)
Producer Pet Shop Boys Harold Faltermeyer

Neil Tennant
Chris Lowe

Additional musicians
Dominic Clarke – additional programming (all tracks); plastic tube (track 1)
J.J. Belle – guitar (track 1)
Johnny Marr – rhythm guitar, feedback guitar (track 2); guitar (track 6)
Angelo Badalamenti – orchestra arrangement and conducting (tracks 2, 5)
Alexander Bălănescu – string quartet arrangement (track 6)
Balanescu Quartet – strings (track 6)
Jay Henry – additional vocals (track 6)

Technical
Pet Shop Boys – production
Harold Faltermeyer – production
Brian Reeves – engineering
Bob Kraushaar – engineering (all tracks); vocal recording (tracks 1, 4, 6, 10)
Julian Mendelsohn – mixing
Haydn Bendall – orchestra recording, strings recording

Artwork
Eric Watson – photography
Mark Farrow – design
Pet Shop Boys – design
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“So Hard”
Released: 24 September 1990
Standard 7-inch and cassette single[10][11]
“So Hard” – 3:56
“It Must Be Obvious” – 4:21
UK 12-inch single[12]
A1. “So Hard” (extended dance mix) – 6:30
A2. “It Must Be Obvious” – 4:21
B1. “So Hard” (dub mix) – 7:30
UK 12-inch single (The KLF vs Pet Shop Boys)[13]
A. “So Hard” (The KLF vs. Pet Shop Boys) – 5:27
B. “It Must Be Obvious” (UFO mix) – 9:22
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[25] 1
Italy (Musica e dischi)[28] 2
Spain (AFYVE)[34] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[36] 2
US Dance Singles Sales (Billboard)[41] 2
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100 Singles)[24] 3
Germany (Official German Charts)[26] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[27] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[35] 3
UK Singles (OCC)[37] 4
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[40] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[21] 8
Portugal (UNEVA)[33] 8
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[23] 9
Norway (VG-lista)[32] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[30] 11
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[20] 14
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[29] 15
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[39] 17
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“Being Boring” / “We All Feel Better in the Dark”
Released: 12 November 1990
12-inch remix single[18]
A1. “Being Boring” (Marshall Jefferson remix) – 9:01
B1. “We All Feel Better in the Dark” (After Hours Climax) – 5:29
B2. “We All Feel Better in the Dark” (Ambient) – 5:20
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[25] 5
Italy (Musica e dischi)[28] 5
US Dance Singles Sales (Billboard)[34]
with “Seriously” 10
Germany (Official German Charts)[26] 13
Spain (AFYVE)[30] 13
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 16
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[32] 16
Ireland (IRMA)[27] 17
UK Singles (OCC)[33] 20
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“How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?” / “Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You)”
Released: 11 March 1991
“How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?” – 4:10
“Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You)” (7-inch edit) – 4:33
French 12-inch single[8]
A1. “How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?” (extended mix) – 6:05
B1. “Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You)” (extended mix) – 8:43
B2. “Bet She’s Not Your Girlfriend” – 4:27
Ireland (IRMA)[15]
with “Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You)” 2
UK Singles (OCC)[16]
with “Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You)” 4
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“Jealousy”
Released: 27 May 1991
7-inch: Parlophone / R 6283 (UK)
“Jealousy” (7-inch version) – 4:16
“Losing My Mind” (7-inch version) – 4:34
CD: Parlophone / CD R 6283 (UK)
“Jealousy” (7-inch version) – 4:16
“Losing My Mind” (Disco Mix) – 6:07
“Jealousy” (Extended Mix) – 7:54
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 8
UK Singles (OCC)[11] 12
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UK Albums (OCC)[40] 2
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[30] 3
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[31] 4
European Albums (Music & Media)[29] 6
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[35] 9
Spanish Albums (AFYVE)[37] 9
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[38] 9
Icelandic Albums (Tónlist)[33] 10
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[39] 12
Italian Albums (Musica e dischi)[34] 17


Discography:
  • Please (1986)
  • Disco (remixes, 1986)
  • Actually (1987)
  • Introspective (1988)
  • Behaviour (1990)

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