Most recent updates: December 17, 2017

This Week's PSB Survey
Which of the Pet Shop Boys' music videos are, in your opinion, the most "dated," or which ones have "aged" most badly? (Please choose up to three. You may choose fewer than three if you wish, but no more than that.)*

*Note that the videos that I'm including in this poll are those that I've cited in the main body of my "PSB Music Videos" page. I don't include those that I've appended there as "peripheral" or otherwise outside of that main group.

Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) - Version 1 Before
West End Girls Se A Vida E (That's the Way Life Is)
Love Comes Quickly Single-Bilingual
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) - Version 2 A Red Letter Day
Suburbia Somewhere
Paninaro I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
It's a Sin New York City Boy
What Have I Done to Deserve This? You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
Rent Home and Dry
Always on My Mind I Get Along
Heart London
Domino Dancing Miracles
Left to My Own Devices Flamboyant
It's Alright I'm with Stupid
So Hard Minimal
Being Boring Numb
How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously? Integral
Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You) Love etc.
Jealousy Did You See Me Coming?
DJ Culture All Over the World
Was It Worth It? Together
Can You Forgive Her? Invisible
Go West Winner
I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing Leaving
Liberation Axis
Yesterday, When I Was Mad Vocal
Absolutely Fabulous Thursday
Paninaro '95 Twenty-something

"I honestly don't think any of them have become 'dated' or have 'aged' in the least!"

Current Results**            This Week's PSB Survey

**As in all of my polls in which you can make more than one choice, my survey service provider automatically calculates the "Current Results" based on the total number of votes, not the number of voters. This results in misleading small percentage figures. When I post the final results at the end of this survey, I will calculate them based on the number of voters, which will yield larger, more reasonable figures.


What This Website Is All About

This website has no "official" connection to the Pet Shop Boys. It merely presents my own personal commentary—often including attempted explanations and interpretations—on the songs of my favorite contemporary pop band. Of course, this commentary has often been influenced by what the Pet Shop Boys themselves, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, have said about their music and by what others have previously written. Nevertheless, many of the observations I make here are original with me.

By no means am I suggesting that these are the "only" or "correct" interpretations. In fact, it's typical of great art, even great pop art, to lend itself to multiple interpretations. And I do consider the Pet Shop Boys to be the creators of great pop art. So you can take or leave my interpretations as you wish. If you disagree, please don't take offense. Rather, enjoy the fact that we're both fans of music rich enough to invite different interpretations.

Despite my best efforts, I have no doubt that I'm guilty of at least some factual errors. I recognize this fact and apologize in advance for any that may have slipped past me. I'll certainly correct any errors that come to my attention.


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This site was originally posted on March 16, 2001, and was most recently revised on December 17, 2017.

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