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Re: the most embarassing PSb song is...

#91 Post by Kiran » Tue 14 Aug 2018, 9:36 am

Ego music
Hold on
Bet she's not your girlfriend

I rule. You don't.

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#92 Post by Old Soak » Tue 14 Aug 2018, 4:12 pm

1. The night I fell in love
2. Electricity
3. Ego music
4. Where the streets have no name/I can't take my eyes off you
5. Footsteps
6. Happiness is an option
7. If love were all
8. To step aside
9. New York City boy

I LOVE Winner in its HappySad version, that should have been on the alvum.
And at the end/ Your funny Uncle staring / At all your friends / With military bearing

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#93 Post by SynthMan Wales » Tue 14 Aug 2018, 10:18 pm

Old Soak wrote:
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 4:12 pm
8. To step aside
Why???

It has some wonderful lyrics and gorgeous middle eight.

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#94 Post by Old Soak » Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:15 am

It has that appalling gypsy voices sample that sounds like The Chipmunks on helium and the only line Neil has ever written that makes me wince every time: "For market forces to provide". Oh, and that bloody flute too. Awful, hackneyed stuff.
And at the end/ Your funny Uncle staring / At all your friends / With military bearing

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#95 Post by Kevinthehorse » Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:37 am

I've already posted elsewhere on why I feel Winner is unfairly maligned, but if I had to pick my top (bottom?) 3 most embarrassing PSB songs, I'd go for;

3. A Face Like That. A self-parody, out of place on Elysium and sounds like one of those PSB pastiches that alternative comedians used to do in the 1980s
2. The Resurrectionist. Interesting lyrical idea but the backing track sounds like one of those late night 0898 chatlines ads that used to appear on TV in the 1990s.
1. I Get Along. PSB desperately trying to jump on the Britpop bandwagon with what sounds like an Oasis B-side. A real low point from their worst album.

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#96 Post by ArtHist » Wed 15 Aug 2018, 6:54 pm

The Night I Fell in Love now with 9 votes, only one behind NYC Boy- pardon the pun.

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#97 Post by Hillbilly » Wed 15 Aug 2018, 8:50 pm

"The night I fell in love" is lyrically really embarrassing!

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#98 Post by ArtHist » Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:11 pm

Hillbilly wrote:
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 8:50 pm
"The night I fell in love" is lyrically really embarrassing!
Can we count that as your vote? If so it overtakes 'NYC Boy'......!

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#99 Post by York Minster » Thu 16 Aug 2018, 3:15 am

I love everything about The Night I Fell In Love (being serious). When it came out my friends thought it was hilarious they did a "gay Eminem diss song". But it's such a sweet track. There is a good mashup of it with Eminem's Stan. And I crack up everytime I hear "Dre and his homies and folks".

Most Pet Shop Boys are, in some way, funny. Not all. Being Boring and Your Funny Uncle are not laugh out loud riots. Yet, even deep within those songs, there is still a tinge of humor in the music. Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way. Anyway, my point is, I find TNIFIL to be both very sweet and also hilarious.
And tryin' to figure out what happened to 'Germaine Propaine'
"He couldn't have fell off that hard" Ain't no way
"What happened to the way you was rappin' when you was scandalous
That Canibus turned into a television evangelist"
Plus he raps with his regular voice [BOOSH! BOOSH!]
[BOOSH! BOOSH!] (What was that?) Pet Shop Boys

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#100 Post by alig » Fri 17 Aug 2018, 12:46 am

The latest tally...

1. Winner 17
2. New York city boy 11
3. The Night I fell in love 10

Hold on 8
Go West 6
Happiness 6
Give it a go 5
Groovy 5
If love were all 5
Ego Music 4
Metamorphosis 3
The sound of the atom splitting 3
Pazzo 3
What keeps mankind alive 3
Saturday Night Forever 3
Footsteps 3
Burn 2
Ab Fab 2
The only one 2
Love is a bourgeois construct 2
Bolshy 2
Je t'aime moi non plus 2
Twenty Something 2
Electricity 2
We all feel better in the dark 1
In Private 1
Nightlife 1
Boy Strange 1
I wouldnt normally do 1
Everything means something 1
Shameless 1
Friendly fire 1
In denial 1
Pop Kids 1
Losing my mind 1
I started a joke 1
Euroboy 1
Shouting in the evening 1
Was it worth it? 1
Try it 1
Bet she's not your girlfriend 1
Where the streets have no name 1
Happiness is an option 1
To step aside 1
A face like that 1
I get along 1
The Resurrectionist 1
Last edited by alig on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 5:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: the most embarassing PSb song is...

#101 Post by SynthMan Wales » Fri 17 Aug 2018, 6:49 am

alig wrote:
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 12:46 am
The latest tally...

1. Winner 17
2. New York city boy 11
3. The Night I fell in love 10

Hold on 8
Go West 6
Happiness 6
Give it a go 5
Groovy 5
If love were all 5
Ego Music 4
Metamorphosis 3
The sound of the atom splitting 3
Pazzo 3
What keeps mankind alive 3
Saturday Night Forever 3
Footsteps 3
Burn 2
Ab Fab 2
The only one 2
Love is a bourgeois construct 2
Bolshy 2
Je t'aime moi non plus 2
Twenty Something 2
Electricity 2
We all feel better in the dark 1
In Private 1
Nightlife 1
Boy Strange 1
I wouldnt normally do 1
Everything means something 1
Shameless 1
Friendly fire 1
In denial 1
Pop Kids 1
Losing my mind 1
The ony one 1
I started a joke 1
Euroboy 1
Shouting in the evening 1
Was it worth it? 1
Try it 1
Bet she's not your girlfriend 1
Where the streets have no name 1
Happiness is an option 1
To step aside 1
A face like that 1
I get along 1
The Resurrectionist 1
It is worth noting, by my calculation, that only 6 of these are pre-1991...

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Re: the most embarassing PSb song is...

#102 Post by Scottydog » Fri 17 Aug 2018, 8:32 am

Kevinthehorse wrote:
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:37 am

1. I Get Along. PSB desperately trying to jump on the Britpop bandwagon with what sounds like an Oasis B-side. A real low point from their worst album.
I LOVE I Get Along. I used to play it loud when my partner was around 😉. I don’t think the hint was taken though

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Re: the most embarassing PSb song is...

#103 Post by alig » Fri 17 Aug 2018, 5:31 pm

And they're all b-sides.
"John 3:16."

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#104 Post by alig » Fri 17 Aug 2018, 5:34 pm

Kiran wrote:
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 9:36 am
Ego music
Hold on
Bet she's not your girlfriend
Even Chris found Bet so embarrassing he pulled his car window up.
"John 3:16."

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Re: the most embarassing PSb song is...

#105 Post by Niall » Sat 18 Aug 2018, 7:21 am

Party Song.
Evertonians are born not manufactured.
We do not choose; we are chosen.
Those who understand need no explanation.
Those that don't understand don't matter.

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