40 Favorite Pet Shop Boys Songs

Here’s the list of my 40 favorite Pet Shop Boys songs. 40 seemed like a nice round number and when I tried to keep it to 30 I really felt I was missing some key tracks. ¬†As you can see, this spans the group’s entire career with very few gaps - though does skew towards their early material.

Some stats:

  • Lots of singles, obviously, but also lots of remixes. So average song length is just over 5 minutes
  • 13 of 40 tracks are from singles releases (26 of 40 were singles in some form or another)
  • 7 of 40 tracks are B-sides or bonus tracks
  • 7 of 40 tracks are straight album tracks with no singles release
Opportunities
(Let’s Make Lots of Money) (Shep Pettibone Mastermix)
Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)
(US 12″) single
7:20
1986
Was That What It Was? Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) single
5:15
1985
I Want A Lover Please
4:07
1986
Love Comes Quickly Please
4:20
1986
Tonight Is Forever Please
4:33
1986
Paninaro (Italian Remix) Disco
8:36
1986
Suburbia (The Full Horror) Suburbia single
8:59
1986
Jack The Lad Suburbia single
4:32
1986
It’s A Sin (Disco Mix) It’s a Sin single
7:41
1988
You Know Where You Went Wrong It’s a Sin single
5:52
1987
What Have I Done To Deserve This? Actually
4:23
1987
Rent Actually
5:08
1987
Always On My Mind Always On My Mind single
3:56
1987
Heart Heart single
4:18
1988
Domino Dancing Introspective
7:45
1988
It’s Alright It’s Alright single
4:20
1989
Don’t Drop Bombs Results (Liza Minelli)
3:39
1989
So Hard (Dub) So Hard single
7:37
1990
Was It Worth It? (12″) Was It Worth It? single
7:13
1991
Theatre Very
5:11
1993
KDX 125 Relentless
6:25
1993
Can You Forgive Her? (Swing Version) Yesterday, when I Was Mad single
4:55
1994
Absolutely Fabulous (Rollo Our Tribe
Tongue In Cheek Mix)
Disco 2
6:02
1994
Decadence Disco 2
3:56
1994
Paninaro ‘95 Paninaro ‘95 single
4:11
1995
Single Bilingual
3:48
1996
Metamorphosis Bilingual
4:04
1996
Up Against It Bilingual
4:17
1996
For Your Own Good Nightlife
5:14
1999
Radiophonic Nightlife
3:31
1999
Home and Dry Release
4:21
2002
Sexy Northerner Release (Bonus Disc)
3:43
2002
Break 4 Love (US Radio Edit) Release (Bonus Disc)
3:30
2002
Miracles Pop Art
3:55
2003
Love Etc. Yes
3:32
2009
Did You See Me Coming? Yes
3:41
2009
Leaving Elysium
3:50
2012
Axis Electric
5:33
2013
Thursday (featuring Example) Electric
5:03
2013
Vocal Electric
6:35
2013

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