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PET SHOP BOYS

Pet Shop Boys are an electronic pop duo from England who formed in 1981, comprising of ex-Smash Hits writer Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Northumberland) and one-time architecture student Christopher Sean Lowe (born 4 October 1959 in Blackpool). The duo launched their career with the rerecorded West End Girls in 1985 which became the first of four Number ones, and also topped the Billboard charts. Pet Shop Boys are the most successful duo in UK music history, racking up sales of in excess of 100 million, and the recipients of three BRIT Awards for Best Single (West End Girls in 1987), Best Group (1988) and an Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2009. They have also won Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the Ivor Novello Awards in 2000. They’ve worked with, collaborated and remixed the likes of Dusty Springfield, Liza Minelli, Elton John, Robbie Williams, David Bowie and Madonna.

PET SHOP BOYS Songs stats

UK No. 1s
4
UK Top 10s
22
UK Top 40s
44
UK Top 75s
47
Weeks in the Top 1
12
Weeks in the Top 10
67
Weeks in the Top 40
177
Weeks in the Top 75
263

PET SHOP BOYS Albums stats

UK No. 1s
1
UK Top 10s
18
UK Top 40s
26
UK Top 75s
29
Weeks in the Top 1
1
Weeks in the Top 10
44
Weeks in the Top 40
193
Weeks in the Top 75
349

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Matell

0

I'm so excited to hear that The Pet Shop Boys are back on top of the charts releasing new music for the fans. I have to say that I grew up listening to them religiously. I'm also, happy that my new song "Tell Me." is on the same sales charts as "Monkey Business" at # 3 and "Tell Me" is #4 on junodownload.com [Funky/Club/House] charts.

Matell
"Tell Me"

https://www.junodownload.com/products/matell-tell-me/4365756-02/

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Andr Krawutk

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CHARTS in the late 90s and early 00s were so stupid

PSB CHATED a lot. Their fan base bought their singles in the first week and they reached high positions. But then those singles fell off the charts

actually those ''Hits'' were huge flops.-

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Alfred Lock

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It entered at a respectable No.3 behind Lukas Graham and The Last Shadow Puppets. It's their 16th top 10 album and 12th top 5 one overall. Impressive!

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Andr Krawutk

0

thats stupid. It flopped. Just their fan base bought that album in the first week then it fell to #68

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Tom Hocknell

0

How reassuring to see the figures - and still going - and another top 10 album with Super - This is how Pet Shop Boys changed Pop -

https://tomhocknell.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/a-letter-to-west-end-girls/

And Super sounds great on vinyl.

RL

Ryan Lewis

3

There's no point blaming anyone. Every product has its own life cycle. Blame economics! I for one would love to be a teenager again with disposable income. Now if I have money spare I use it to treat the whole family not myself. I cnt remember the last time I bought a physical copy of anything. If it wasn't for Spotify and You tube I would be back to being pre teen recording songs on tape from the radio!!!

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Kasper Elbjørn

0

If only the charts were based on economics! The charts does not reflect what songs earn the most, but it's really a good way to list the singles going forward

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Andr Krawutk

1

PSB had a good fan base which bought their singles in the first week but then the singles fell out off the charts
that was not good

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Lars Dirch Sørensen

1

Good point there. Actually so good it is worth reviving after some 5 years. Times move on and lets just face it that we old folks are no longer in the ruling position. We may have more money than when we were 20 years old but our priorities are different. Sure it would be fine to buy 100s of records (or stream or whatever) but what really "tempts" the purse is yet another trip to Ikea, ridiculous expensive shoes for the kids and that stubborn loan.
Bah ... I probably purchased 2 records the last 12 months (Paul McCartney and some obscure Dead Can Dance from the 90s) - nothing like this is gonna rock the charts i guess :)

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Alfred Lock

2

According to recent stories Sainsburys' are re-introducing vinyl back into 172 branches for starters. You cannot keep an old format down so there is hope yet for the veteran artists as physical sales show with The Pet Shop Boys being no.1 this week . Take away downloads and streams and it would be a of a lot different.

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Andr Krawutk