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Head to head: 18 singles vs 18 singles

#1 Post by profile790 » Mon 10 May 2004, 11:01 am

Pet Shop Boys released 36 proper UK singles now; 35 of them are on PopArt, the other one being Was It Worth It. How does the second string of 18 singles compare to the first 18 singles?

01 West End Girls vs Can You Forgive Her
02 Love Comes Quickly vs Go West
03 Opportunities vs I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing
04 Suburbia vs Liberation
05 It's A Sin vs Yesterday When I Was Mad
06 What Have I Done To Deserve This vs Paninaro 95
07 Rent vs Before
08 Always On My Mind vs Se A Vida E
09 Heart vs Single-Bilingual
10 Domino Dancing vs A Red Letter Day
11 Left To My Own Devices vs Somewhere
12 It's Alright vs I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
13 So Hard vs New York City Boy
14 Being Boring vs You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
15 Where The Streets Have No Name/...Seriously vs Home And Dry
16 Jealousy vs I Get Along
17 DJ Culture vs Miracles
18 Was It Worth It vs Flamboyant

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#2 Post by Eldritch » Mon 10 May 2004, 11:12 am

01 West End Girls (a tough choice, this one)
02 Love Comes Quickly
03 Opportunities
04 Suburbia
05 It's A Sin
06 What Have I Done To Deserve This
07 Rent
08 Always On My Mind
09 Heart
10 A Red Letter Day
11 Left To My Own Devices
12 I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
13 So Hard
14 Being Boring
15 Home And Dry
16 Jealousy
17 Miracles
18 Flamboyant

Ooops... Discography beats "Discography 2" 13-5. That's a bit depressing.
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#3 Post by Your Funny Uncle » Mon 10 May 2004, 11:13 am

Are we voting for the whole b-side/remix package here or just the a sides?

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#4 Post by Eldritch » Mon 10 May 2004, 11:18 am

Your Funny Uncle wrote:Are we voting for the whole b-side/remix package here or just the a sides?
I voted strictly for the a-sides.
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#5 Post by profile790 » Mon 10 May 2004, 11:22 am

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#6 Post by bookshopboy » Mon 10 May 2004, 11:23 am

01 West End Girls
02 Love Comes Quickly
03 Opportunities
04 Liberation
05 It's A Sin
06 What Have I Done To Deserve This?
07 Before
08 Always On My Mind
09 Heart
10 Domino Dancing
11 Left To My Own Devices
12 It's Alright
13 So Hard
14 Being Boring
15 Home And Dry
16 Jealousy
17 Miracles
18 Flamboyant

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#7 Post by Lush » Mon 10 May 2004, 11:35 am

Can you forgive her?
Love comes quickly
Opportunities
Suburbia
It's a sin
What have I done to deserve this?
Rent
Always on my mind
Heart
Domino dancing
Left to my own devices
I don't know what you want but I can't give it anymore
So hard
Being boring
Where the streets/Seriously
Jealousy
Miracles
Flamboyant
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Re: Head to head: 18 singles vs 18 singles

#8 Post by Your Funny Uncle » Mon 10 May 2004, 11:48 am

01 Can You Forgive Her
02 Go West
03 Opportunities
04 Suburbia
05 It's A Sin
06 What Have I Done To Deserve This
07 Rent
08 Always On My Mind
09 Heart
10 A Red Letter Day
11 Left To My Own Devices
12 I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
13 So Hard
14 Being Boring
15 Where The Streets Have No Name/...Seriously
16 Jealousy
17 Miracles
18 Flamboyant

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Re: Head to head: 18 singles vs 18 singles

#9 Post by Asmodean » Mon 10 May 2004, 11:52 am

01 Can You Forgive Her
02 Go West
03 I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing
04 Liberation
05 It's A Sin
06 What Have I Done To Deserve This
07 Rent
08 Always On My Mind
09 Single-Bilingual
10 A Red Letter Day
11 Left To My Own Devices
12 I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
13 So Hard
14 Being Boring
15 Home And Dry
16 Jealousy
17 Miracles
18 Flamboyant[/quote]

Quite equa, but I do seem to favour the second era 8)
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#10 Post by Technotrancemix » Mon 10 May 2004, 12:28 pm

Can You Forgive Her
Love Comes Quickly
Opportunities
Suburbia
It's A Sin (tough one)
What Have I Done To Deserve This
Rent
Always On My Mind
Heart
A Red Letter Day (tough one)
Left To My Own Devices
I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More (tough one)
So Hard
Being Boring
Home And Dry (tough one)
Jealousy
Miracles
Was It Worth It (only just)

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#11 Post by electronic performer » Mon 10 May 2004, 12:36 pm

01 Can you forgive her?
02 Love comes quickly
03 I wouldn't normally do this kind of thing
04 Liberation
05 It's a sin
06 Paninaro 95
07 Rent
08 Always on my mind
09 Heart
10 Domino dancing
11 Left to my own devices
12 I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more
13 So hard
14 Being boring
15 Where the streets have no name/Seriously
16 Jealousy
17 DJ Culture
18 Was it worth it?

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#12 Post by Steve Fett » Mon 10 May 2004, 12:44 pm

01 Can You Forgive Her
02 Go West
03 I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing
04 Liberation
05 It's A Sin
06 Paninaro 95
07 Rent
08 Always On My Mind
09 Heart
10 A Red Letter Day
11 Somewhere
12 I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
13 So Hard
14 You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
15 Home And Dry
16 I Get Along
17 Miracles
18 Flamboyant
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#13 Post by BlueSwan » Mon 10 May 2004, 12:58 pm

Lol Stats Freak, you've stolen my old dotmusic alias! :wink:

Anyway, here are my votes:

01 West End Girls vs Can You Forgive Her
Two of PSB's best singles, but Can you forgive her? edges it!

02 Love Comes Quickly vs Go West
Neither are amongst my absolute favourites, but I prefer Love comes quickly

03 Opportunities vs I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing
No favourites here either - I pick Opportunities - lots of nostalgia there!

04 Suburbia vs Liberation
Would have said Suburbia until recently, but I have fallen for Liberation of late.

05 It's A Sin vs Yesterday When I Was Mad
Two awesome songs. It's A Sin gets my vote.

06 What Have I Done To Deserve This vs Paninaro 95
Another great pairing. What have I done to deserve this? was the song that made me fall for PSB so it gets my vote.

07 Rent vs Before
Rent, easily!

08 Always On My Mind vs Se A Vida E
PSB's best ever single against one of their worst. Always on my mind by a landslide.

09 Heart vs Single-Bilingual
Heart - such an underrated classic!

10 Domino Dancing vs A Red Letter Day
Domino Dancing with ease.

11 Left To My Own Devices vs Somewhere
Somewhere is my least favourite PSB single. Left to my own devices is one of the best pop songs ever, so guess which one gets my vote!

12 It's Alright vs I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more gets my vote.

13 So Hard vs New York City Boy
So Hard, even though I actually really like New York city boy.

14 Being Boring vs You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
Drunk is a stunning ballad. Being Boring is great, but overrated. Drunk gets my vote.

15 Where The Streets Have No Name/...Seriously vs Home And Dry
Streets is not amongst PSB's best singles, but still beat HAD with frightening ease.

16 Jealousy vs I Get Along
Jealousy by a mile.

17 DJ Culture vs Miracles
Miracles, although DJ Culture is great too.

18 Was It Worth It vs Flamboyant
Flamboyant

So the score is 12-6 in favour of old-school PSB singles.[/b]
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Re: Head to head: 18 singles vs 18 singles

#14 Post by andmaste » Mon 10 May 2004, 1:00 pm

01 Can You Forgive Her
02 Love Comes Quickly
03 I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing
04 Liberation
05 It's A Sin
06 What Have I Done To Deserve This
07 Rent
08 Always On My Mind
09 Heart
10 Domino Dancing
11 Left To My Own Devices
12 I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
13 So Hard
14 Being Boring
15 Where The Streets Have No Name/...Seriously
16 Jealousy
17 Miracles
18 Was It Worth It
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#15 Post by Glenny4 » Mon 10 May 2004, 1:04 pm

01. West End Girls
02. Go West
03. I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing
04. Suburbia
05. It's A Sin
06. What Have I Done To Deserve This
07. Rent
08. Se A Vida E :roll: Always On My Mind
09. Heart
10. Domino Dancing
11. Left To My Own Devices
12. It's Alright :roll: I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more
13. So Hard
14. Being Boring
15. Where The Streets Have No Name
16. Jealousy
17. Miracles
18. Flamboyant

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