Pet Shop Boys Biography And Top 10 Songs
When I was a child, I heard the Pet Shop Boys on the radio when new singles were released, but it was only when I was around 14 or 15 when I started making more interest in their music. That’s because I’ve never had the time to listen to more than one song at a time. I got used to a group of dudes at my friend’s chicken house and he had the Animal Shop Boys Discography album and used it to play and the more I heard it got the better it became. I have most Pet Shop Boys albums now and listen to them regularly.
Pet Shop boys consist of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe and are a synthpop / electronic music duo. They have sold more than 100 million records worldwide since their founding in 1981 when they met at a music store in Chelsea, London. Originally called West End because of the London area they came from, but eventually they settled on Pet Shop Boys because some of their friends worked in a pet shop.
In 1985, the Pet Shop Boys signed for Parlophone, recorded the album Please in 1986 and released. It contains some of their best-known hits such as West End Girls, Opportunities, Suburbia and Love. West End Girls were their first UK # 1 and were in Canada, USA, Finland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Israel, Lebanon, Norway and New Zealand. Disco which is a remix album from Please was also released in 1986.
1987 was a busy year for the Pet Shop Boys. The Single West End Girls received a BRIT award and also a Ivor Novello Award. The album was actually released and they had some recording sessions with Dusty Springfield for the single What I did to earn it. A few more massive hits from the album were It’s A Sin and Rent. The Pet Shop Boys also played at a special TV concert for the tenth anniversary of Elvis’s death where they always played my mind.
Introspective was the album released in 1988, which also contains some of their most popular songs: Left To My Own Devices, I’m not afraid, Domino Dancing and the single Always On My Mind. The Pet Shop Boys went on a major tour of Hong Kong, Japan and the United Kingdom, and it was not until 1990 when they released their fourth album Behavior, which had a different style than their more exciting albums.
Since the release of Discography in 1991, containing most of their hits, the Pet Shop Boys released several studio albums and remix albums and wrote with many other musicians. The Pet Shop Boys also changed their style a few times, from the old style of Adidas Tracksuits to the new futuristic looks like in the ankle Go West.
Some of the artists who worked with the Pet Shop Boys on music and videos are: Liza Minelli, Dusty Springfield, Patsy Kensit, Mark Farrow, Barbra Windsor, Ian McKellen, Bernard Sumner, Johnny Marr, Boy George, Blur and David Bowie to name a fewwelcome
Some of their most notable albums are. Actually, Introductory, Behavior, Many, Bilingual, Nightlife, Release, Fundamental, Disco 1-4 and Pop Art. Some of their best-known songs have been through the years: West End Girls, What did I do to earn it, it’s for my own devices, it’s a sin, going West, Absolutely Fabulous, Bet She’s not your girlfriend , see a Vida E, this is the way life is. I’m stupid and numb.
My Top 10 Pet Shop Boys Songs are:
- What did I do to earn it
- Leave my own devices
- One thing leads to another
- One in a million
- It could not happen here
- Opportunities (Let’s make a lot of money)
- A red letter day