Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys



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

Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 50 million records worldwide,[7] and are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records.[8] Three-time Brit Award winners and six-time Grammy nominees, since 1985 they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles, 22 of them 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 number one dance duo/group over the 40 years since the chart's inception in 1976.[9] In 2017 the duo received NME's Godlike Genius Award.



Yes: Further Listening 2008-2010
Yes: Further Listening 2008-2010 is an album by musical group Pet Shop Boys, released on October 20, 2017.
Fundamental: Further Listening 2005 - 2007
Fundamental: Further Listening 2005 - 2007 is an album by musical group Pet Shop Boys, released on July 28, 2017.
Nightlife: Further Listening 1996 - 2000
Nightlife: Further Listening 1996 - 2000 is an album by musical group Pet Shop Boys, released on July 28, 2017.
Release: Further Listening 2001 - 2004
Release: Further Listening 2001 - 2004 is an album by musical group Pet Shop Boys, released on July 28, 2017.

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Pet Shop Boys bring Bestival 2017 to a colourful close
  –  September 11, 2017
Pet Shop Boys brought Bestival 2017 to a close last night (September ... art pop of ‘Love Is A Bourgeois Construct’, engaging brain and hip. The hi-energy synthpop of ‘New York City Boy’ followed, accompanied by New York hip-hop footage, before ...
Live music review: Pet Shop Boys - An all too-rare Irish concert
  –  September 8, 2017
The air was thick with irony and vintage electronic beats as pop’s pithiest power couple, the Pet Shop Boys, played an all too-rare Irish concert. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe materialised wearing elaborate metal head-pieces and crisp suits. As dry ice ...
Worst and best dressed men: Top 10 lists compiled by GQ
  –  December 7, 2017
In November, he fronted a campaign for Burberry, where he and Cara Delevingne messed around in laminated trench coats and Fair Isle knits to a Pet Shop Boys soundtrack. The list is voted for by GQ staff alongside experts from the fashion and celebrity ...
Pet Shop Boys announce the third set of releases under their extensive reissues of their first 11 studio albums
  –  December 7, 2017
The Pet Shop Boys have announced the third set of releases in their extensive Catalogue 1985-2012 reissue, an expansive re-release and remaster of their first 11 studio albums released while the group were signed to Parlophone. Neil Tennant and Chris ...
Cara Delevingne Promises a “Glitterier” 2018
  –  December 6, 2017
I’m wearing head-to-toe tartan tonight. This holiday campaign has a video that features the Pet Shop Boys’ “You Were Always on My Mind.” Is that you singing at the beginning? Yes, of course it is! I love that song so much. That’s why I think ...
Franz Ferdinand and more for VO5 NME Awards Shows
  –  December 5, 2017
The 'Wall of Glass' hitmaker will follow in the footsteps of the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Coldplay, Paul Weller, Dave Grohl, his own brother Noel Gallagher - who was given the honour in 2012 - and last year's winners Pet Shop Boys in picking up the ...
Whatever happened to the Christmas Number One?
  –  December 5, 2017
But it all feels much more low-key compared to Slade and Wizzard or The Pogues and The Pet Shop Boys. Mike, currently starring in panto for the first time in Windsor, says interest can be revived if change takes place. “Fashions come round and people ...
30 years of Fairytale of New York: 10 true tales behind the Pogues' Christmas favourite
  –  December 4, 2017
Amazingly, it took the band one month in the studio to record the final version in time for Christmas. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of Pet Shop Boys receiving Best British Group at the Brit Awards in London, February 1988 | Getty Images In 1987, Fairytale ...
Kobalt inks licensing deal in China with NetEase Cloud Music
  –  December 4, 2017
Songs represented by Kobalt include those recorded by artists such as Justin Bieber, Crowded House, Miles Davis, Fleetwood Mac, Flume, Foo Fighters, Gotye, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Maroon 5, Stevie Nicks, Sinead O’Connor, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis Presley ...
Jia Zhangke: life in interesting times
  –  December 4, 2017
It’s a dance scene in the snow. A dance by one person. It picks up a song tune from the movie’s very first scene: the Pet Shop Boys’ “Go West”, a hit in turn-of-millennium Chinese discos. The scene is an image of loneliness, touching and ...
How the ultimate Fairytale [of New York] came true thirty years ago
  –  December 3, 2017
I even wagered a work colleague a tenner that it wouldn't make Number 1. 'Fairytale' duly stalled at Number 2, held off by The Pet Shop Boys' camp, swooshy version of 'Always on My Mind'. Pocketing my winnings back at work in January, it somehow felt like ...
Age Against The Machine - Xmas Party
  –  December 1, 2017
Pet Shop Boys, Tina Turner, Blur, Bonnie Tyler, Rolling Stones, Pulp, The Smiths, T-Rex, Sepcials, Kylie, The Strokes, Elton John, Joy Division, David Bowie, Run DMC, Whitesnake, Robbie Williams, Bruce Springsteen, KC and the Sunshine Band, Fleetwood Mac ...
Cliff Richard isn’t even in the top ten of the nation’s favourite Christmas songs
  –  November 30, 2017
Although The Pogues’ track, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, have topped this list, when it was released in 1987 it was beaten to the top spot in the charts by the Pet Shop Boys’ cover of Always On My Mind. This year marks the 65th ...
Liam Gallagher announced as NME's Godlike Genius 2018
  –  November 30, 2017
Now in its 24th year, the Godlike Genius Award celebrates the careers of pioneering music icons, with previous winners including U2, Dave Grohl, Manic Street Preachers, Coldplay, The Cure, New Order & Joy Division and Pet Shop Boys, who won this year's honour.
Liam Gallagher named NME’s 2018 Godlike Genius and claims ‘it’s about time’
  –  November 30, 2017
I'm gonna be playing their award show Feb 14th. As you were, f***ers." His win comes a year after The Pet Shop Boys scooped the award and performed a career-spanning set at the Brixton Academy. Mike Williams, editor-in-chief of NME, said: “Every once in ...
The National’s Matt Berninger reveals the songs that get his band all fired up
  –  November 30, 2017
“I keep wanting to cover it, but we haven’t yet.” ‘Go West’ by Pet Shop Boys This 1993 cover of a Village People song by the British synth-pop duo “is a song I play to get the band all excited and pumped up before a show,” he says.
Top Milwaukee concerts this week: Paramore, Katy Perry, Khalid, 21 Savage, Phoenix and Milo
  –  November 30, 2017
Why you should go: Phoenix’s latest album, this year’s “Ti Amo,” retains the summery glassiness of “Wolfgang” and also takes on the arch attitude of some of the later work of Pet Shop Boys. “Disco rock” has never been the most blessed ...
Liam Gallagher to receive Godlike Genius award
  –  November 30, 2017
The 'Wall of Glass' hitmaker will follow in the footsteps of the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Coldplay, Paul Weller, Dave Grohl, his own brother Noel Gallagher - who was given the honour in 2012 - and last year's winners Pet Shop Boys in picking up the ...
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter performs in Ridgefield
  –  November 27, 2017
The performer has collaborated with an eclectic group of musicians, including Joni Mitchell, David Byrne and Pet Shop Boys. Wainright’s first opera, “Prima Donna,” premiered at the Manchester International Festival in 2009.
Dolly Parton’s Revenge and Johnny Cash’s Last Song to Chart
  –  November 22, 2017
Padgett’s book follows the repeated paths to fame of several songs familiar to country audiences. Among them are the Pet Shop Boys’ re-tread of “Always on My Mind” (which Willie Nelson initially wanted to record as a duet with Merle Haggard ...

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