Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys

 

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Pet Shop Boys are an English musical duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (main vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, occasional vocals).

Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 50 million records worldwide,[6] and are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records.[7] Three-time Brit Award winners and six-time Grammy nominees, since 1985 they have achieved forty-two Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including four UK number ones: "West End Girls" (also number one on the US Billboard Hot 100), "It's a Sin", an acclaimed cover of "Always on My Mind" and "Heart". Other hit songs include a cover of "Go West", "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" (satire of Thatcherism) and "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" in a duet with Dusty Springfield.

At the 2009 Brit Awards in London, Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2016, Billboard magazine named Pet Shop Boys the No. 1 Billboard Dance duo/group over the 40 years since the chart's inception in 1976.[8] In 2017 the duo received NME's Godlike Genius Award.

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Fundamental: Further Listening 2005 - 2007
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Fundamental: Further Listening 2005 - 2007 is an album by musical group Pet Shop Boys, released on July 28, 2017.
Nightlife: Further Listening 1996 - 2000
Album
Nightlife: Further Listening 1996 - 2000 is an album by musical group Pet Shop Boys, released on July 28, 2017.
Release: Further Listening 2001 - 2004
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Release: Further Listening 2001 - 2004 is an album by musical group Pet Shop Boys, released on July 28, 2017.
Undertow
Album
Undertow is an album by musical group Pet Shop Boys, released on April 21, 2017.

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Popular Albums66

Album Appearances & References24

Popular Songs65

Popular Live Albums2

Song Appearances & References27

Films3

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows6

Musicals1

Minor Musical Appearances & References1

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Book References & Influences2

Video Game References2

Collaborators & Influencers38

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News Articles31

Pet Shop Boys revisit recent albums with three-disc deluxe reissues
  –  July 28, 2017
but longtime fans know that Pet Shop Boys’ B-sides are often as essential as their singles and album cuts. Sixteen years after a 2001 series of double-disc expanded editions, the veteran synthpop duo is once again mining their back catalog and this time ...
Album Review: Pet Shop Boys – Super
  –  July 25, 2017
Having rediscovered their mojo on 2013’s Electric, this month’s cover stars Pet Shop Boys adhere to the if ‘it ain’t broke ... pick up where they left off with another helping of Hi-NRG anthems heavily indebted to the club culture of their late ...
Pet Shop Boys revisit recent albums with three-disc deluxe reissues
  –  July 28, 2017
Studio outtakes like the tight disco-funk “Nightlife,” a track left off the album ... so the “Further Listening” discs will be sure to please fans who prefer the Pet Shop Boys higher-energy material. Highlights among the extras include “Sexy ...
Pet Shop Boys - Disco 2 CD
  –  July 13, 2017
Personnel includes: Pet Shop Boys (vocals); Pete Gleadall, Dominic Clarke (programming); Tessa Niles (background vocals). Compilation producer: Danny Rampling. The limited edition version of DISCO 2 comes in a brilliant box package, and includes a special ...
Pet Shop Boys to Make Croatia Debut in August
  –  July 20, 2017
Pet Shop Boys’ Super Tour will have its first and only show in the ... The tour is staged by designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page with music arrangements by Stuart Price. Tickets Tickets are currently on sale for 220 kuna, whilst on the ...
Project aims to give free online safety lessons to children in Barking and Dagenham
  –  August 1, 2017
A record producer who worked with the likes of The Clash, Bananarama and the Pet Shop Boys has swapped the desks for a degree. Witch-hunting was much more savage and sweeping in Europe and in Scotland than it ever was in England, and went hand-in-hand with ...
Arcade Fire are charging ahead of the competition
  –  July 31, 2017
Veteran rocker Alice Cooper looks set to score a sixth Top 10 with his first album in almost a decade, Paranormal, new at 3, and the Pet Shop Boys are on course for a hat-trick of new entries. The duo are reissuing all their albums over the next few weeks ...
Floating PA at Henley
  –  July 31, 2017
It was here that All Saints and Melanie C performed on the closing Sunday night in a throw-back to the 90s, following an all-star cast that included Pet Shop Boys, Jess Glynne, Chaka Khan, Ruby Turner and Goldie. A large section of the Floating Stage ...
Arcade Fire on track to score third straight number one album
  –  July 31, 2017
Pet Shop Boys reissue of Nightlife, Release and Fundamental are at 10, 11 and 12 respectively while soul stalwart Bill Withers’ career retrospective starts at 21. In the Officials Singles Chart, Calvin Harris’s Feels – which features Pharrell ...
Brighton Pride 2017 - parade times, tickets and line-up
  –  July 31, 2017
Pet Shop Boys will headline Brighton Summer of Love festival in Preston Park on Saturday, August 5 in their first Pride performance in 20 years. The Pride Pleasure Gardens will see the Old Steine and Victoria Gardens transformed into a unique Pride ...
Arcade Fire eye a third Number 1 album with Everything Now
  –  July 30, 2017
MORE: View this week's Top 100 Official Albums Chart Update in full Veteran rocker Alice Cooper looks set to score a sixth Top 10 with his first album in almost a decade, Paranormal, new at 3, and the Pet Shop Boys are on course for a hat-trick of new entries.
EYE ON THE ARTS: Hoosiers & Their Hooch: Perspectives on Prohibition
  –  July 30, 2017
Talamine, who has been photographing music legends for more than three decades, estimates that he has photographed more than 3,500 artists, including Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, the Pet Shop Boys and Johnny Cash. 773/822-8086 or ...
Pet Shop Boys. Nightlife: Further listening 1996 – 2000
  –  July 30, 2017
What does it sound like?: The main album is loosely conceptual – with a theme throughout that all the songs take place at night. It starts with the pulsating ‘For Your Own Good’ – somebody wanting to go out, and concludes with “Footsteps ...
Albums of the week: From Pet Shop Boys to Arcade Fire
  –  July 28, 2017
This week there’s a host of erstwhile favourites returning to prove they can still make waves in the music charts. A Pet Shop Boys reissue would never fail to excite fans, but throw in some unreleased demos and you would be foolish not to expect a ...
Now Available: Pet Shop Boys expanded reissues
  –  July 28, 2017
If you’re a fan of the Pet Shop Boys – and if you came of age in the ‘80s, then there’s a strong chance that you are, given how many hit singles they delivered over the course of that decade as well as the ones that’ve followed – then you may ...
Pet Shop Boys revisit recent albums with three-disc deluxe reissues
  –  July 28, 2017
Reservoir wells for popular acts vary greatly in quality and quantity. There are almost always some little gems nestled in the outtakes, B-sides and deep album cuts the casual fans miss out on, but longtime fans know that Pet Shop Boys’ B-sides are often ...
Kesha Breaks Free From Her Past On New Single “Learn To Let Go”
  –  July 28, 2017
The track is produced by Stuart Crichton, who has previously worked with acts like Kylie Minogue and Pet Shop Boys. “Learn To Let Go” is all about Kesha coming to terms with her past and charting a new course for her future. Genius contributor ...
New MLA floating design deployed at Henley Festival
  –  July 28, 2017
It was here that All Saints and Melanie C performed on the closing Sunday night in a throw-back to the ‘90s, following an all-star cast that included Pet Shop Boys, Jess Glynne, Chaka Khan, Ruby Turner and Goldie. A large section of the Floating Stage ...
City Nomads Radio: The Beat Usagi
  –  July 28, 2017
That’s a toughie. I reckon my first vivid memory would be the Pet Shop Boys during their campy “Paninaro” days. The big beat phenomenon hit me hard in my teens – particularly from The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy – followed by the electro ...
The Listening Room: Alice Cooper, Arcade Fire, Vic Mensa, Santana and more...
  –  July 27, 2017
1974 Keystone Berkeley” (ATO); Pet Shop Boys, “Nightlife: Further Listening 1996-2000,” “Release: Further Listening 2001-2004,” “Fundamental: Further Listening 2005-2007” (Rhino); Elvis Presley, “A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 ...
Martin Audio’s MLA system ‘vastly improves’ sound at Henley Festival
  –  July 27, 2017
AV solutions provider RG Jones Sound Engineering delivered the PA system for headline acts such as Pet Shop Boys, All Saints and Chaka Khan, choosing Martin Audio’s MLA compact system for a variety of stages. Around 25,000 people attended this year’s ...
April Towers share video for their new single ‚Takes One to Know One‘
  –  July 27, 2017
With influences ranging from pioneering artists such as Jon Hopkins, Aphex Twin, LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead and a pop sensibility that recalls the likes of Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Cut Copy, April Towers make ...
Rain or Shine – The Show Goes on – Horsham Garden Music Festival
  –  July 27, 2017
The wonderful warm and cold offerings were welcomed by many. Saturday (22 July) took the audience back to the ’80s, delivering a range of covers by David Bowie, Madonna, Pet Shop Boys and Guns n Roses – to name but a few. The nostalgic disco tunes had ...
Getting set for the stampede
  –  July 26, 2017
Both collaborators are keeping tight-lipped about the new line, however, the designer did reveal that ERDEM X H&M is somewhat inspired by Bruce Weber’s video for the Pet Shop Boys song Being Boring that he has always loved. He explained: “It’s about ...
Howard Jones rekindles love affair with Utah
  –  July 25, 2017
Much like last year's Pet Shop Boys concert at The Complex -- which I found to be arguably the best live show I attended in 2016 -- Jones made excellent use of his touring band to supplement the keyboards that deliver his signature sound. Thanks to the ...
Exclusive P2: Doctor Who The Fan Show’s Christel Dee Talks After Show, Cosplay & Interviewing
  –  July 24, 2017
BlogtorWho: Is there anyone who you’d put in that category? Christel Dee: The Pet Shop Boys to me are higher beings. My heroes are the Pet Shop Boys, they’re higher beings, and whenever I’ve me them I’ve been incredibly star struck. It’s what ...
Cheap Tickets Are the Best Tickets at the Proms
  –  July 24, 2017
“The corporation has come under fire for further ‘dumbing down’ the annual festival by booking a string of pop acts in a bid to attract younger audiences,” wrote the Daily Mail in 2014, when the Pet Shop Boys and the “Match of the Day” TV show ...
Ask Billboard: JAY-Z Hits the Hot 100 With His Mom … and With a Song About Himself
  –  July 23, 2017
Speaking of Madonna-referencing material, in 2007 Robbie Williams and Pet Shop Boys hit No. 12 on Dance Club Songs with “She’s Madonna.” The acts reunited for 2009’s No. 5-peaking “We’re the Pet Shop Boys.” Back to Carey: “Can’t Take That ...
Groovy Giveaway: Pet Shop Boys Reissues
  –  July 21, 2017
Today's Groovy Giveaway is reissued versions of Nightlife, Release and Fundamental - the first three releases from the Pet Shop Boys' CATALOGUE: 1985-2012 - a landmark series of remastered Parlophone studio albums packaged with “Further Listening ...
Pet Shop Boys share lost Bananarama demo
  –  July 13, 2017
The Pet Shop Boys are a band of two halves - Neil and Chris; serious suits and silly headgear; a glorious '80s pop past and a constantly reimagined electronic future. As singer Neil Tennant talks about a new series of reissued albums and an unheard track ...
Pet Shop Boys share lost Bananarama demo
  –  July 13, 2017
The Pet Shop Boys are a band of two halves - Neil and Chris; serious suits and silly headgear; a glorious '80s pop past and a constantly reimagined electronic future. As singer Neil Tennant talks about a new series of reissued albums and an unheard track ...

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