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Rating: "Thursday"

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Rating: "Thursday"

#1 Post by nickname » Sun 14 Jul 2013, 9:27 pm

And please answer these questions:

1) Would you like this track was a single?.

2) Would you like Neil could change his soft voice on the verses of this track to a proper voice in a similar way he sings the chorus?.

3) What's your opinion about Example's rap?

4) What's your opinion about Example's singing (after the rap)?

5) Do you like Example taking part of this song or would you like Example was deleted on a single version of the track?

6) Do you think "Thursday" is one the best PSB tracks in 20 years?

7) Do you think "Thursday" could be very well appreciated by general public and having success if it has a good promotion?
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#2 Post by BoyStrange » Sun 14 Jul 2013, 9:30 pm

9/10

1) Yes
2) Yes
3) Cool
4) Cool
5) Include him
6) Yes
7) Yes

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#3 Post by goughsjd » Sun 14 Jul 2013, 9:31 pm

Would be a great single , Niels vocals sound great , I think examples part on this song is brilliant & yes Thursday is one of the best tracks in their 29 year career !!?!
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#4 Post by West End Boy » Sun 14 Jul 2013, 9:39 pm

And please ask these questions:

1) Would you like this track was a single?.

Yes

2) Would you like Neil could change his soft voice on the verses of this track to a proper voice in a similar way he sings the chorus?

No. I like the way he sings the verses, but they're too low in the mix - as we've said countless times before.

3) What's your opinion about Example's rap?

I like it very much, but it's a bit too long I think

4) What's your opinion about Example's singing (after the rap)?

Amazing. One of the best parts of the song.

5) Do you like Example taking part of this song or would you like Example was deleted on a single version of the track?

I like it. The song would've been a bit too repetitive without his rap part.

6) Do you think "Thursday" is one the best PSB tracks in 20 years?

No. A very good track indeed, but not one of the best in the past 20 years. I could name at least 20 PSB songs from the past 20 years that I consider better than 'Thursday'

7) Do you think "Thursday" could be very well appreciated by general public and having success if it has a good promotion?

Yes. With decent promotion, it could maybe be as popular as "Love etc" has been. Not a worldwide smash hit - PSB will never score this sort of hit again - but it could have decent success, considering their age
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#5 Post by Ramzy » Sun 14 Jul 2013, 9:47 pm

1) Would you like this track was a single?.
Not really. It's a bit of a guilty pleasure on the album but I think people might laugh at it.
2) Would you like Neil could change his soft voice on the verses of this track to a proper voice in a similar way he sings the chorus?.
No. The verses are the best bit of the song. The chorus is a bit much for me.
3) What's your opinion about Example's rap?
Pretty good. Fits the song's desperation.
4) What's your opinion about Example's singing (after the rap)?
Not bad, but a bit Radio 1 for my liking. It veers a tad too close to the autotuned histrionics of this decade's pop music.
5) Do you like Example taking part of this song or would you like Example was deleted on a single version of the track?
No, I think he's a fun addition, and the song wouldn't have enough to it without him. He's the middle 8 - his rap is the equivalent of the instrumental in 'The way it used to be' (though not nearly as good, I hasten to add).
6) Do you think "Thursday" is one the best PSB tracks in 20 years?
I don't even think it's one of the best songs on Electric.
7) Do you think "Thursday" could be very well appreciated by general public and having success if it has a good promotion?
No. PSB have released far stronger singles over the last decade that have fallen totally flat. They might yet have another number 1 album, but I very much doubt they'll see the inside of the top 40 singles chart again.
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#6 Post by territorygal » Sun 14 Jul 2013, 9:51 pm

1) Yes.
2) No.
3) & 4) & 5) Example does a good job.
6) I like it, it's a bit of a guilty pleasure, but not "one of the best in 20 years".
7) I don't know.
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#7 Post by Undertaker » Sun 14 Jul 2013, 10:42 pm

7/10.

It's a single because of the rap. Other than that, it's not good enough to be a single based on quality. A very good album track though. Never in a million years is it one of the best tracks in the past 20 years lmao. There are probably 20 or 30 songs that are better than Thursday. There are at least 3 songs on Electric alone that are better.

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#8 Post by bongsteve » Mon 15 Jul 2013, 3:02 am

1) Would you like this track was a single? Questionable, only if the mix was better. Still feels like it would be a hit if sung by today's biggest teen female star but not by PSB>

2) Would you like Neil could change his soft voice on the verses of this track to a proper voice in a similar way he sings the chorus? Yes, the vocals need to be turned up a bit.

3) What's your opinion about Example's rap? Fine, no issues with it at all and complements the song well.

4) What's your opinion about Example's singing (after the rap)? Fine, if they used Pitbull or someone more famous, they'd probably have a hit.

5) Do you like Example taking part of this song or would you like Example was deleted on a single version of the track? Keep it.

6) Do you think "Thursday" is one the best PSB tracks in 20 years? Not even close. Not even in their top 20 tracks in the last 20 years but that's just me.

7) Do you think "Thursday" could be very well appreciated by general public and having success if it has a good promotion? Probably not, it's the PSB and they are unlikely to have much of a hit nowdays. Just being honest but hopefully they'll surprise us.

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Re: Rating: "Thursday"

#9 Post by MD » Mon 15 Jul 2013, 3:14 am

I think it's a very good song, and I like Example's part. Will it be a hit single?, I doubt it. They are too old and they are gay which makes it unlikely that anything they release ( no matter how good ) will get sufficient airplay to be a hit.

The best song in 20 years? No. It's not even the best song on the album.
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#10 Post by jasonjohn » Mon 15 Jul 2013, 3:51 am

1) Would you like this track was a single?.
Yes but also wouldn't mind if it was left as an album gem

2) Would you like Neil could change his soft voice on the verses of this track to a proper voice in a similar way he sings the chorus?.
No but the mix could raise it a little

3) What's your opinion about Example's rap?
I like it.

4) What's your opinion about Example's singing (after the rap)?
I like it a lot.

5) Do you like Example taking part of this song or would you like Example was deleted on a single version of the track?
Nah keep him.

6) Do you think "Thursday" is one the best PSB tracks in 20 years?
It's up there but Leaving, Love Etc, Coming, Minimal, Winner, Drunk, New York city boy, Invisible are all as brilliant or more so.

7) Do you think "Thursday" could be very well appreciated by general public and having success if it has a good promotion?
Yes. Not sure how much I care. Especially given they are already doing well as a concert act, which means they already have good general public draw.

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#11 Post by Drem » Mon 15 Jul 2013, 6:56 am

1) Of course! Just think about how good extended version can be!

2) Well, it could be pretty nice treatment for a single edit.

3) It's ok. Nothing wrong with that rapping, much better than I expected.

4) Even better than rapping. He's got a bit of that talent, I must admit, despite his chimpanzee look.

5) In this particular respect, better to keep it as it is.

6) No, like West End Boy have said. Last twenty years were full of standout Pet Shop Boys songs, so it would be better to say "it's canonical Pet Shop Boys great song".

7) I doubt. It would depend on overall success of "Electric" campaign.
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#12 Post by michael888 » Mon 15 Jul 2013, 8:11 am

1) Yea

2) Yea

3) Great. Outstanding

4) Outstanding.

5) Taking part of this song?

6) One of the best.

7) Yea
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#13 Post by One of the crowd » Mon 15 Jul 2013, 8:13 am

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#14 Post by DazzerUKUK » Mon 15 Jul 2013, 8:48 am

nickname wrote:And please answer these questions:

1) Would you like this track was a single?.

Yes

2) Would you like Neil could change his soft voice on the verses of this track to a proper voice in a similar way he sings the chorus?.

No, it works well.

3) What's your opinion about Example's rap?

V good

4) What's your opinion about Example's singing (after the rap)?

Good melody and adds to the complexity of the track.

5) Do you like Example taking part of this song or would you like Example was deleted on a single version of the track?

Yes I do or no I don't.

6) Do you think "Thursday" is one the best PSB tracks in 20 years?

No

7) Do you think "Thursday" could be very well appreciated by general public and having success if it has a good promotion?
Probably not. PSB are like Marmite for many and if you mean success with a single...again no, the successful single days for PSB are over.
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Re: Rating: "Thursday"

#15 Post by the8thark » Mon 15 Jul 2013, 9:40 am

1. Not entirely. It works as a single (with a bit of work done to it). But the track that is the most commercially viable as a single (in my opinion) is "The Last To Die". But it's a cover? Doesn't matter. "Always On my Mind" and "Go West" were covers and great singles. And at 4:13, you'd not even have to edit it much for radio.
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2. It works fine as is for me.

3. It works nicely. I like it.

4. Remove it. It's terrible. Just have NT sing it.

5. Keep the Example rap but replace the Example singing with NT singing that part if it was to be a single.

6. No. Not even close in my opinion. But It's a very subjective question.

7. Possible yes. It's just want the public want. The top 40 junkies that is. But it has none of the deep and emotional and multilayered lyrics like so many other PSB songs have.
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