Past PSB Survey Results - 2001 Surveys

This page presents the results of surveys I conducted in the year 2001. The results of surveys conducted in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 appear on separate pages.

Note: The response in each survey that received the most votes is highlighted in bold red. I usually list the responses in descending order according to the number of votes, but in a few cases I've decided that the results may be clearer or more meaningful if I list them in some other order. Incidentally, I do vote in my own surveys—and, yes, I vote only once. More often than not, what I vote for doesn't come in first place. In the results below, the symbol ¤ appears after the item(s) that I voted for in each survey.


Survey 38 - Week of December 30, 2001:
Speculation about the new album title (160 voters)

What do you think the title of the new Pet Shop Boys album in 2002 will be?

*A total of 17 voters chose this option, but only eight of them sent me their own prospective album titles.

**It was also suggested that naming the album This Is a Departure—thus breaking the "single-word rule"—would be a real departure!

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Survey 37 - Week of December 23, 2001:
Favorite "PSB year" (62 voters)

What has been your favorite "Pet Shop Boys year" so far (however you define it)?

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Survey 36 - Week of December 16, 2001:
Favorite "Neil moment" (86 voters)

What is your favorite "Neil moment"?

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Survey 35 - Week of December 9, 2001:
Favorite "Chris moment" (78 voters)

What is your favorite "Chris moment"?

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Survey 34 - Week of December 2, 2001:
Montage ranking survey (59 voters)

The Boys have now released five live concert videos—Highlights, Performance, DiscoVery, Somewhere, and Montage. How would you rank Montage among them?

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Survey 33 - Week of November 25, 2001:
"Dream PSB collaborator" (52 voters)

If you could have the Pet Shop Boys collaborate with any other recording artist of your choice (solo, group, whatever) with whom they haven't already collaborated (so that would disqualify, for instance, David Bowie and Boy George), who would it be?

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Survey 32 - Week of November 18, 2001:
Your first Pet Shop Boys album (94 voters)

What was the first Pet Shop Boys album you ever owned?

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Survey 31 - Week of November 11, 2001:
Chris Lowe lead vocals (52 or 88 voters; see below)

Which of the following tracks is your favorite lead vocal performance by Chris?

A fascinating thing happened with this survey. As of late Saturday afternoon (my time zone), there had been 52 voters, and the results looked like this:

But as of early Sunday morning (just 15 hours later), when the survey was scheduled to end, there had been 88 voters (far more than ever before), and the results now looked like this:

So "Euroboy" leapt from near the bottom of the list to a tie for the top in about half a day's time. Nothing quite like that has ever happened before in these surveys. What I'd like to think is that one or more fans of "Euroboy" drummed up support for that track and inspired a surge of late but legitimate votes for it. What I'd hate to think, however, is that somebody circumvented the code that prevents multiple votes from the same computer, or that some enterprising fan logged on to 20 or more different computers (at a college or place of work, perhaps) to vote repeatedly for his or her own favorite. That would defeat the whole purpose of a survey, wouldn't it?

Well, I have no way of knowing what actually took place, so I'll leave it to you to decide for yourself which set of figures to accept as the final tally.

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Survey 30 - Week of November 4, 2001:
Favorite Pet Shop Boys lyrics (42 voters)

Of all the songs written by the Pet Shop Boys, which one do you believe has the best lyrics?

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Survey 29 - Week of October 28, 2001:
Favorite song from Closer to Heaven (67 voters)

Have you heard the Closer to Heaven cast album yet?

If you've hard the cast album, what is your favorite song from it?

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Survey 28 - Week of October 21, 2001:
Opinions of the Pet Shop Boys' "theatrical venture" (45 voters)

Which of the following statements comes closest to your own opinion of the Pet Shop Boys' venture into musical theater?

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Survey 27 - Week of October 14, 2001:
General opinion of the Pet Shop Boys (48 voters)

Which of the following statements comes closest to your general opinion of the Pet Shop Boys?

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Survey 26 - Week of October 7, 2001:
Unreleased Pet Shop Boys (61 voters)

Which of the following "officially unreleased" Pet Shop Boys tracks have you heard? (select all that apply)*

*Because multiple selections were permitted, the results for this particular survey add up to considerably more than 100%.

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Survey 25 - Week of September 30, 2001:
Favorite "PSB look" (56 voters)

The Pet Shop Boys have adopted various "looks" and worn assorted costumes through the years. Which of the following Pet Shop Boys "looks" is your favorite?

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Survey 24 - Week of September 23, 2001:
Favorite and least favorite PSB productions and remixes for miscellaneous artists (that is, aside from Liza Minnelli and Dusty Springfield) (39 voters)

What is your favorite miscellaneous outside production by the Pet Shop Boys?

What is your least favorite miscellaneous outside production by the Pet Shop Boys?

Which of the following PSB remixes of other artists' tracks is your favorite?

Which of the following PSB remixes of other artists' tracks is your least favorite?

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Survey 23 - Week of September 16, 2001:
Favorite and least favorite PSB productions for Liza Minnelli and Dusty Springfield (40 voters)

What is your favorite track from Results, the album that the Pet Shop Boys produced for Liza Minnelli?

What is your least favorite track from Results?

What is your favorite track from among the ones produced by PSB on Dusty Springfield's album Reputation?

What is your least favorite track PSB-produced track on Reputation?

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Survey 22 - Week of September 9, 2001:
"Miscellaneous favorite versions" - Part 3 of 3 (26 voters)

What is your favorite version of "That's My Impression"?

What is your favorite version of "This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave"?

What is your favorite version of "Violence"?

What is your favorite version of "We All Feel Better in the Dark"?

What is your favorite version of "You Know Where You Went Wrong"?

What is your favorite version of "Young Offender"?

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Survey 21 - Week of September 2, 2001:
"Miscellaneous favorite versions" - Part 2 of 3 (24 voters)

What is your favorite version of "I Want a Dog"?

What is your favorite version of "Losing My Mind"?

What is your favorite version of "A Man Could Get Arrested"?

What is your favorite version of "Miserablism"?

What is your favorite version of "Music for Boys"?

What is your favorite version of "The Sound of the Atom Splitting"?

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Survey 20 - Week of August 26, 2001:
"Miscellaneous favorite versions" - Part 1 of 3 (40 voters)

What is your favorite version of "Jealousy"?

What is your favorite version of "The Boy Who Couldn't Keep His Clothes On"?

What is your favorite version of "Closer to Heaven"?

What is your favorite version of "Decadence"?

What is your favorite version of "Don Juan"?

What is your favorite version of "Forever in Love"?

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Survey 19 - Week of August 19, 2001:
Least favorite PSB track (48 voters)

What is your least favorite Pet Shop Boys track?

*"Write-in votes" from fans who chose "None of the above."

**Another write-in. The fan who voted for "Always on My Mind," however, is extremely torn between that song and "In Denial," which she also dislikes intensely. She made this difficult choice only because I insisted that she could vote for just one.

***Somebody else also voted for "None of the above," but didn't email me their own write-in choice of least favorite PSB song. So I suppose this will remain a mystery.

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Survey 18 - Week of August 12, 2001:
PSB covers (44 voters)

Which of the following songs originally by other artists is your favorite "cover song" by the Pet Shop Boys?

Which PSB album cover is your favorite?

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Survey 17 - Week of August 5, 2001:
Favorite remixes of the singles from Please and the other two tracks on Disco (24 voters)

Aside from the version on "Please," what is your favorite mix of "West End Girls"?

What is your favorite remix of "Love Comes Quickly"?

Aside from the version on "Please," what is your favorite mix of "Opportunities"?

What is your favorite remix of "Suburbia"?

What is your favorite remix of "Paninaro"?

What is your favorite remix of "In the Night"?

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Survey 16 - Week of July 29, 2001:
Favorite remixes of the singles and other selected tracks from Actually (23 voters)

What is your favorite remix of "It's a Sin"?

What is your favorite remix of "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"

What is your favorite remix of "Rent"?

What is your favorite remix of "Heart"?

What is your favorite remix of "One More Chance"?

What is your favorite remix of "I Want to Wake Up"?

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Survey 15 - Week of July 22, 2001:
Favorite remixes of the singles from Introspective (25 voters)

What is your favorite remix of "Always on My Mind"?

What is your favorite remix of "Domino Dancing"?

What is your favorite remix of "Left to My Own Devices"?

What is your favorite remix of "It's Alright"?

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Survey 14 - Week of July 15, 2001:
Favorite remixes of the singles from Behaviour and Discography (24 voters)

Note: I didn't include "Jealousy" because at the time I created this survey I thought there was only one "official" remix of that track. Since then, however, I learned that's not the case. I therefore included "Jealousy" in a later "miscellaneous remixes" survey.

What is your favorite remix of "So Hard"?

What is your favorite remix of "Being Boring"?

What is your favorite remix of "How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?"

What is your favorite remix of "Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)"?

What is your favorite remix of "DJ Culture"?

What is your favorite remix of "Was It Worth It?"

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Survey 13 - Week of July 8, 2001:
Favorite remixes of the "Very-era" singles (32 voters)

What is your favorite remix of "Can You Forgive Her?"

What is your favorite remix of "Go West"?

What is your favorite remix of "I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing"?

What is your favorite remix of "Liberation"?

What is your favorite remix of "Yesterday, When I Was Mad"?

What is your favorite remix of "Absolutely Fabulous"?

What is your favorite remix of "Paninaro '95"?

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Survey 12 - Week of July 1, 2001:
Favorite remixes of the singles from Bilingual and of "Somewhere" (31 voters)

What is your favorite remix of "Before"?

What is your favorite remix of "Se A Vida É"?

What is your favorite remix of "Single-Bilingual"?

What is your favorite remix of "Discoteca"?

What is your favorite remix of "A Red Letter Day"?

What is your favorite remix of "To Step Aside"?

What is your favorite remix of "Somewhere"?

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Survey 11 - Week of June 24, 2001:
Favorite remixes of the singles from Nightlife (25 voters)

What is your favorite remix of "I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More"?

What is your favorite remix of "New York City Boy"?

What is your favorite remix of "You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk"?

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Survey 10 - Week of June 17, 2001:
Favorite Pet Shop Boys concert videos and opinions of It Couldn't Happen Here (19 voters)

What is your favorite PSB concert video?

Which of the following statements comes closest to your own personal opinion of their film It Couldn't Happen Here?

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Survey 9 - Week of June 10, 2001:
Favorite PSB track "runoff" (43 voters)

Of the tracks that received the most votes in the previous "favorite song" polls (Weeks 2-7), which is your favorite?

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Survey 8 - Week of June 3, 2001:
Favorite Pet Shop Boys videos (38 voters)

What is your favorite PSB video from the Please/Actually era?

What is your favorite PSB video from the Introspective/Behaviour/Discography era?

What is your favorite PSB video from the Very/Alternative era?

What is your favorite PSB video from the Bilingual/Nightlife era?

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Survey 7 - Week of May 27, 2001:
Favorite "uncollected" Pet Shop Boys tracks (46 voters)

Of the three singles that haven't yet appeared on a "regular" PSB album, which is your favorite?

Which of the following "Bilingual-period" b-sides is your favorite?

Which of the following "Nightlife-period" b-sides is your favorite?

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Survey 6 - Week of May 20, 2001:
Favorite songs from Bilingual and Nightlife (62 voters)

What is your favorite song from the album Bilingual?

What is your favorite song from the album Nightlife?

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Survey 5 - Week of May 13, 2001:
Favorite songs from Alternative (53 voters)

What is your favorite song from Disc 1 of Alternative?

What is your favorite song from Disc 2 of Alternative?

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Survey 4 - Week of May 6, 2001:
Favorite "new" songs from Discography and favorite songs from Very and Relentless (43 voters)

What is your favorite "new" track from the album Discography?

What is your favorite track from the album Very?

What is your favorite track from Relentless?

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Survey 3 - Week of April 29, 2001:
Favorite songs from Introspective and Behaviour (48 voters)

What is your favorite track from the album Introspective?

What is your favorite track from the album Behaviour?

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Survey 2 - Week of April 22, 2001:
Favorite songs from Please and Actually (49 voters)

What is your favorite song from the album Please?

What is your favorite song from the album Actually?

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Survey 1 - Week of April 15, 2001:
PSB album poll (35 voters)

What is your favorite Pet Shop Boys album (not counting Discography)?

If you'd like to see the results of the same question asked nearly two years later, check out Survey #100.

What is your least favorite Pet Shop Boys album?

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