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#1 Post by Dog »

If you like (1) Pet Shop Boys, (2) the charts and (3) quizzes, you might like this short Pet Shop Boys UK chart quiz I’ve put together. If you’d like to play then post your answers below - the winner is the first with all 10 correct answers. No Googling, and there are no prizes!

1. Which was the last Pet Shop Boys single to climb, once inside the UK charts?

2. Which Pet Shop Boys single made the UK top 40 twice?

3. Which was the last Pet Shop Boys single to make the UK top 100?

4. At the time, A red letter day held which chart record?

5. Which was the only Pet Shop Boys single to chart higher in the US than in the UK?

6. Which Pet Shop Boys album did not qualify for the UK album chart?

7. Pet Shop Boys had their last UK top 40 single in 2009 with the Christmas EP. But which single has charted the highest since then?

8. Which single’s UK chart entry placing did Neil consider to herald the end of the group’s imperial phase, and what number did it enter the chart at?

9. Which Pet Shop Boys’ single spent the most weeks at the UK number one spot?

10. Which is the only UK top 10 chart position Pet Shop Boys have never peaked at?
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#2 Post by spacewalker »

1. The Pop Kids
2. I don’t know exactly but let’s say it’s Love etc.
3. Thursday was sixty-something I guess
4. That’s it, that’s the end :) can’t even imagine which kind of record it could hold
5. Opportunities 1986 version, #10 in US, #11 in UK
6. I think it’s either Disco 3 or Disco 4
7. Leaving was #44
8. Domino Dancing at #7 probably
9. Always on my mind spent 4 weeks on the top
10. I cant remember that they’ve peaked at #3

Thanks for questions! As someone who once was literally obsessed with chart positions and such stuff I found them interesting.

Edit: Oh, I misread the first question :(
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Dog wrote: Sun 04 Apr 2021, 7:18 pm If you like (1) Pet Shop Boys, (2) the charts and (3) quizzes, you might like this short Pet Shop Boys UK chart quiz I’ve put together. If you’d like to play then post your answers below - the winner is the first with all 10 correct answers. No Googling, and there are no prizes!

1. Which was the last Pet Shop Boys single to climb, once inside the UK charts?

2. Which Pet Shop Boys single made the UK top 40 twice?

3. Which was the last Pet Shop Boys single to make the UK top 100?

4. At the time, A red letter day held which chart record?

5. Which was the only Pet Shop Boys single to chart higher in the US than in the UK?

6. Which Pet Shop Boys album did not qualify for the UK album chart?

7. Pet Shop Boys had their last UK top 40 single in 2009 with the Christmas EP. But which single has charted the highest since then?

8. Which single’s UK chart entry placing did Neil consider to herald the end of the group’s imperial phase, and what number did it enter the chart at?

9. Which Pet Shop Boys’ single spent the most weeks at the UK number one spot?

10. Which is the only UK top 10 chart position Pet Shop Boys have never peaked at?
1. Paninaro 95 (from 18 to 15 I think)
2. DJ Culture / DJ Culture Remix
3. Thursday?
4. Dropping from inside the Top 10 to outside the Top 40 in one week!
5. Opportunities?
6. No idea - Disco 4 maybe?
7. Leaving?
8. Domino Dancing. No 9?
9. Always on my Mind?
10. 3
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#4 Post by rollo »

First attempt:
1. I would have to check to be certain - some of the mid-90s ones did because of formats being staggered. I've got a vague recollection that I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more might have, but I don't think that's right? I'm going to guess Yesterday, When I Was Mad?
2. DJ Culture (19 and 40)
3. Thursday, at number 60-something (I think?)
4. Fastest fall, from 9 to 42
5. One of the early ones. Was it Opportunities?
6. Depends what you mean. Disco Four and Back to Mine were both compilation chart entries instead, if that's what you mean? Or Essential and Party were import-only, so didn't qualify?
7. Leaving, I think? Wasn't it about #44 or something?
8. Was it Left to My Own Devices at #7?
9. Always on My Mind, 4 weeks
10. 10.

And having checked my notes (not Google, so definitely not cheating ;)
1. One off... Paninaro.
6. You could also claim Relentless? Again, depends what you mean.
8. One off again... OK, I think it was Domino Dancing at #9.
10. Oh, I forgot Miracles. So 3.
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#5 Post by domino »

Nice game, Dog! :)

My try, not being British:

1. Paninaro '95?
2. DJ Culture (with DJ Culturemix?)
3. Thursday - #60-something
4. Oh, I have to the telephone joker. :D
5. Opportunities?
6. Relentless?
7. Leaving - 40-whatever
8. Domino Dancing - #7
9. Always On My Mind - 4 weeks
10. #3
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#6 Post by Devices »

I was always a chart junkie so can't resist trying...

1. I wouldn't normally do this...
2. DJ Culture
3. Thursday
4. first time a top 10 single dropped out of the top 40 in its second week
5. Opportunities
6. Disco 4
7. Leaving
8. Domino dancing, #9
9. Always on my mind
10. 3

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1. Paninaro 95 (ne at 18, climbed to 15)
2. DJ Culture / DJ Culturemix
3. Thursday
4. First time a NE top ten dropped out of the 40 in the second week
5. Opportunities
6. Disco 4
7. Leaving
8. Domino Dancing @ 9
9. Always On My Mind - 4 weeks
10. Nr. 3
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#8 Post by Dog »

Lots of people with mostly right answers - this was clearly too easy! Congratulations to CroMagnon who was very quick off the mark with a full 100%. Here are the answers as I had them:

1. Paninaro ‘95 climbed three places from 18 to peak at 15 in August 1995.

2. DJ Culture also charted separately as DJ Culturemix. Chart restrictions meant no single could be released on more than four formats, so Pet Shop Boys bypassed this rule by effectively releasing the single twice.

3. Thursday reached number 61 in November 2013.

4. A red letter day fell the furthest of any chart single, 33 places from nine to 42.

5. Opportunities reached number 10 in the States, but only 11 in the UK.

6. Disco Four was considered a compilation of various artists, so therefore missed out on the traditional UK album chart.

7. Leaving reached number 44 in October 2012.

8. Domino dancing entered the chart at number nine. Neil remembers: “I knew then that our imperial phase of number one hits was over.”

9. Always on my mind spent four weeks at number one, the longest of their four chart-topping singles.

10. Number three is the only top 10 position a Pet Shop Boys single hasn’t peaked at.

Thank you for playing!
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#9 Post by CroMagnon »

Dog wrote: Mon 05 Apr 2021, 7:42 pm Lots of people with mostly right answers - this was clearly too easy! Congratulations to CroMagnon who was very quick off the mark with a full 100%. Here are the answers as I had them:

1. Paninaro ‘95 climbed three places from 18 to peak at 15 in August 1995.

2. DJ Culture also charted separately as DJ Culturemix. Chart restrictions meant no single could be released on more than four formats, so Pet Shop Boys bypassed this rule by effectively releasing the single twice.

3. Thursday reached number 61 in November 2013.

4. A red letter day fell the furthest of any chart single, 33 places from nine to 42.

5. Opportunities reached number 10 in the States, but only 11 in the UK.

6. Disco Four was considered a compilation of various artists, so therefore missed out on the traditional UK album chart.

7. Leaving reached number 44 in October 2012.

8. Domino dancing entered the chart at number nine. Neil remembers: “I knew then that our imperial phase of number one hits was over.”

9. Always on my mind spent four weeks at number one, the longest of their four chart-topping singles.

10. Number three is the only top 10 position a Pet Shop Boys single hasn’t peaked at.

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