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Rank the singles!

#1 Post by profile790 »

After last year's 'head-to-head' survey, to be found here viewtopic.php?t=3492, I would like to launch a similar topic: the ultimate test to determine the best Pet Shop Boys single so far :D

Pet Shop Boys released 36 proper UK singles now. One of them was a double A-side (also released seperately in the USA), another single (London) was only released in Germany and some other countries. I splitted both double A-sides and added London to the list as well, bringing the total to 38 songs. (I did not add Absolutely Fabulous, since this is officially not a PSB release)

My request: Rank all these singles from good to bad! Start with the single you like most, end up with your least favourite single. Please rate ALL singles, from 1-38, not just a top 10. This will make it easier to process the results and compile the ultimate PSB singles chart.

Below is the list of singles to choose from:

01 West End Girls
02 Love Comes Quickly
03 Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)
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 Domino Dancing

11 Left To My Own Devices
12 It's Alright
13 So Hard
14 Being Boring
15 Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)
16 How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously
17 Jealousy
18 DJ Culture
19 Was It Worth It
20 Can You Forgive Her

21 Go West
22 I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing
23 Liberation
24 Yesterday When I Was Mad
25 Paninaro 95
26 Before
27 Se A Vida E (That's The Way Life Is)
28 Single-Bilingual
29 A Red Letter Day
30 Somewhere

31 I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
32 New York City Boy
33 You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
34 Home And Dry
35 I Get Along
36 London
37 Miracles
38 Flamboyant

Good luck! :D

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#2 Post by Lush »

I've assumed that we are talking the single versions of the songs.

1 It's a sin
2 Can you forgive her?
3 Always on my mind
4 What have I done to deserve this?
5 West End girls
6 Rent
7 Go west
8 Flamboyant
9 Paninaro '95
10 Love Comes Quickly
11 So Hard
12 Opportunities
13 Domino Dancing
14 Suburbia
15 Miracles
16 Being Boring
17 Where the streets have no name
18 I don't know what you want but I cant give it anymore
19 Heart
20 Left to my own devices
21 How can you expect to be taken seriously?
22 A red letter day
23 You only tell me you love me when you're drunk
24 It's alright
25 London
26 Home and dry
27 New York City boy
28 Yesterday, when I was mad
29 Before
30 Liberation
31 I wouldn't normally do this kind of thing
32 I get along
33 Single-bilingual
34 Somewhere
35 Was it worth it?
36 Jealousy
37 DJ culture
38 Se a vida é (That's the way life is)
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#3 Post by profile790 »

Thanks for your list, Lush :up:
We are -indeed- talking single versions here. After all it's a topic about singles, not about album versions of songs.

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#4 Post by Rent »

Heck, I thought this would be quite easy but it actually turned out to be harder than I thought...

01. Rent
02. Love Comes Quickly
03. It's a Sin
04. Domino Dancing
05. Always on my Mind
06. Before
07. Heart
08. Paninaro 95
09. Opportunities

10. Suburbia
11. I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more
12. Flamboyant
13. West End Girls
14. What Have I Done To Deserve This
15. Miracles
16. Home & Dry
17. How can you expect...
18. Can you forgive her
19. Was it worth it

20. Jealousy
21. Red letter day
22. Where the streets...
23. Yesterday when I was mad
24. Left To My Own Devices
25. New York City Boy
26. I wouldn't normally...
27. DJ Culture
28. Single Bilingual
29. Being Boring

30. Liberation
31. So Hard
32. Go West
33. It's Alright
34. I get along
35. Drunk
36. London
37. Somewhere
38. Se a vida e
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#5 Post by Zeus On The Loose »

1.Love Comes Quickly
2.Domino Dancing
3.Can You Forgive Her?
4.Before
5.Miracles
6.It's A Sin
7.Being Boring
8.Left To My Own Devices
9.Suburbia
10.Rent
11.West End Girls
12.So Hard
13.Heart
14.Always On My Mind
15.What Have I Done To Deserve This?
16.Go West
17.Liberation
18.I Don't Know What You Want...
19.Drunk
20.Opportunities
21.How Can You Expect To Be...
22.Yesterday When I Was Mad
23.Jealousy
24.Paninaro'95
25.DJ Culture
26.It's Alright
27.Se A Vida E
28.Single-Bilingual
29.Where The Streets Have No Name
30.Home And Dry
31.Flamboyant
32.I Wouldn't Normally Do...
33.New York City Boy
34.Red Letter Day
35.London
36.Was It Worth It?
37.Somewhere
38.I Get Along
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#6 Post by andmaste »

1 Left To My Own Devices
2 Can You Forgive Her?
3 Heart
4 I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more
5 Miracles
6 Domino Dancing
7 So Hard
8 Always On My Mind
9 Se A Vida E'
10 Where The Streets…
11 Love Comes Quickly
12 West End Girls
13 Being Boring
14 Rent
15 What Have I Done…
16 I Would'nt Normally Do…
17 It's Alright
18 Go West
19 It's A Sin
20 Paninaro 95
21 Yesterday, When I Was Mad
22 Flamboyant
23 Before
24 Drunk
25 Seriously
26 DJ Culture
27 Jealousy
28 Suburbia
29 Liberation
30 Was It Worth It?
31 Home And Dry
32 I Get Along
33 Opportunities
34 Single
35 A Red Letter Day
36 London
37 Somewhere
38 New York City Boy

Very hard work...
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#7 Post by andmaste »

stats-freak wrote:Thanks for your list, Lush
...ehm... and your list Stats-freak?
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#8 Post by jamie1978 »

too much like hard work for me - but i will offer:

1: can you forgive her
38: was it worth it

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#9 Post by profile790 »

andmaste wrote:
stats-freak wrote:Thanks for your list, Lush
...ehm... and your list Stats-freak?
PS (I'm sending you a PM)
I will post it later...
jamie1978 wrote:too much like hard work for me - but i will offer:

1: can you forgive her
38: was it worth it
Nothing personal, but I'm not processing incomplete lists. I simply can't add your votes, for statistic reasons.

Please consider to compile a complete Top 38. You will have enough time for it, I'm not compiling the total chart before the end of this month. It shouldn't be extremely difficult. Just divide the list of singles into a group of tracks you like, and track you like less. Then rank them. You can also split the list into 3-4 groups...

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#10 Post by BlueSwan »

Pretty f***' hard, but I'll give it a shot:

01 Always On My Mind
02 What Have I Done To Deserve This
03 Can You Forgive Her
04 Heart
05 Left To My Own Devices
06 West End Girls
07 Rent
08 It's A Sin
09 Jealousy
10 You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk

11 So Hard
12 I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
13 Domino Dancing
14 Liberation
15 New York City Boy
16 Paninaro 95
17 London
18 Suburbia
19 Yesterday When I Was Mad
20 Flamboyant

21 Miracles
22 Love Comes Quickly
23 Being Boring
24 DJ Culture
25 Go West
26 It's Alright
27 Single-Bilingual
28 Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)
29 I Get Along
30 How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously

31 Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)
32 A Red Letter Day
33 I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing
34 Was It Worth It
35 Home And Dry
36 Before
37 Se A Vida E (That's The Way Life Is)
38 Somewhere
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#11 Post by psb-freak »

aaargh. Normally I would try it. But this is impossible one. But Paninaro ´95 is the best one. :D
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#12 Post by zukunft »

01 West End Girls
02 It's A Sin
03 Rent
04 I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Anymore
05 Being Boring
06 So Hard
07 Miracles
08 Liberation
09 Suburbia
10 Heart
11 Domino Dancing
12 Always On My Mind
13 Was It Worth It?
14 Can You Forgive Her?
15 What Have I Done To Deserve This?
16 It's alright
17 Left To My Own Devices
18 Flamboyant
19 Love Comes Quickly
20 Go West
21 How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?
22 Home And Dry
23 Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)
24 A Red Letter Day
25 Paninaro '95
26 Somewhere
27 You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
28 Jealousy
29 Before
30 I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing
31 Single-Bilingual
32 I Get Along
33 Yesterday When I Was Mad
34 Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)
35 Se A Vida E (That's The Way Life Is)
36 DJ Culture
37 New York City Boy
38 London

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#13 Post by AlfonsoPSB »

:shock: OMG... so much work to do here. This list is accurate right now. The order is always changing.

What have I done to deserve this?
You only tell me you love me when you're drunk
Flamboyant
Love comes quickly
How can you expect to be taken seriously?
Left to my own devices
Home and dry
Liberation
Miracles
Somewhere
Rent
I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more
Heart
Domino dancing
Where the streets have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)
It's alright
Always on my mind
Can you forgive her?
So hard
I wouldn't normally do this kind of thing
London
It's a sin
Opportunities (let's make lots of money)
West End girls
Go west
Suburbia
Se a vida é (That's the way life is)
Jealousy
A red letter day
Single-bilingual
Being boring
Yesterday, when I was mad
DJ culture
Paninaro '95
New York City boy
I get along
Before
Was it worth it?

Actually I disagree with this list :) , but I spent too much time making it, so there you are.

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#14 Post by CBA »

01 Opportunities (let's make lots of money)
02 Can you forgive her?
03 It's a sin
04 Left to my own devices
05 So hard
06 Go West
07 Heart
08 Suburbia
09 West End girls
10 Miracles
11 Rent
12 I wouldn't normally do this kind of thing
13 Always on my mind
14 A red letter day
15 Domino dancing
16 Home and dry
17 Was it worth it?
18 Before
19 Flamboyant
20 I don't know what you want....
21 Love comes quickly
22 What have I done to deserve this?
23 Paninaro '95
24 New York City boy
25 Somewhere
26 London
27 ....drunk
28 Where the streets have no name
29 It's alright
30 Liberation
31 Being boring
32 I get along
33 Jealousy
34 Se a vida e
35 Single-bilingual
36 Yesterday, when I was mad
37 How can you expect....?
38 DJ culture

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#15 Post by Technotrancemix »

01 Heart
02 Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)
03 Can You Forgive Her?
04 Left To My Own Devices
05 A Red Letter Day
06 Miracles
07 I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Anymore
08 Rent
09 Home And Dry
10 Was It Worth It?
11 It's alright
12 So Hard
13 It's A Sin
14 Being Boring
15 Domino Dancing
16 Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)
17 Paninaro '95
18 Somewhere
19 Suburbia
20 Jealousy
21 Love Comes Quickly
22 I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing
23 You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
24 How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?
25 What Have I Done To Deserve This?
26 Flamboyant
27 DJ Culture
28 Yesterday When I Was Mad
29 Before
30 Always On My Mind
31 Single-Bilingual
32 Liberation
33 Go West
34 Se A Vida E (That's The Way Life Is)
35 London
36 New York City Boy
37 I Get Along
38 West End Girls

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