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Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic pop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (main vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, occasional vocals).

Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, and are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records.  Three-time Brit Award winners and six-time Grammy nominees, since 1985 they have achieved forty-two Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including four UK number ones: "West End Girls" (also number one on the US Billboard Hot 100), "It's a Sin", an acclaimed cover of "Always on My Mind" and "Heart".

Other hit songs include a cover of "Go West", "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" (satire of Thatcherism) and "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" in a duet with Dusty Springfield.

At the 2009 Brit Awards in London, Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2016, Billboard magazine named Pet Shop Boys the No. 1 Billboard Dance duo/group over the 40 years since the chart's inception in 1976. In 2017 the duo received NME's Godlike Genius Award.
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In 1987, the Pet Shop Boys performed a synthpop version of "Always on My Mind" on Love Me Tender, a television special on the ITV network in the UK. Commemorating the tenth anniversary of Presley's death, the programme featured various popular acts of the time performing cover versions of his hits. The Pet Shop Boys' performance was so well-received that the duo decided to record the song and release it as a single.

This version became the UK's Christmas number one single that year. It went on to top the charts for four weeks in total, and reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The Pet Shop Boys version introduces a harmonic variation not present in the original version. In the original the ending phrase "always on my mind" is sung to a IV-V7-I cadence (C-D7-G). The Pet Shop Boys extend this cadence by adding two further chords: C-D7-Gm7/B♭-C-G (i.e. a progression of IV-V7-IIIb-IV-I).

In November 2004, The Daily Telegraph newspaper placed the version at number two in a list of the fifty greatest cover versions of all time. In October 2014, a public poll compiled by the BBC saw the song voted the all-time best cover version.

In the video for Pet Shop Boys' version of "Always on My Mind" (an excerpt from their surreal music film It Couldn't Happen Here), Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are seated in the front of a taxi cab, when an eccentric passenger gets in, played by notable British actor Joss Ackland. At the end of the song, he gets out of the car, which drives away. Standing alone, he mutters: "You went away. It should make me feel better. But I don't know how I'm going to get through", which is part of the lyrics for another Pet Shop Boys track, "What Have I Done to Deserve This?", which was released earlier in the year.

In 1988, the duo remixed the song for their third studio LP, Introspective, combining it with an acid-house track called "In My House".

In 2008, Konami used the song for Dance Dance Revolution X which was released for both arcades and the Sony PlayStation 2 console. In 2010, the song was re-used for Dance Dance Revolution X2 which was released for arcades.
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"Go West" is a song by the American disco group Village People. It was an instant hit in the disco scene during the late 1970s. The song found further success when it was covered in 1993 by British synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. Original Village People lead singer Victor Willis, Henri Belolo and Jacques Morali are credited as the song's writers, although Willis disputes Belolo's involvement.

In 1992, when Pet Shop Boys were asked by Derek Jarman to perform at an AIDS charity event at The Haçienda nightclub in Manchester, Chris Lowe of the duo selected "Go West" as the song they would perform. Though singer Neil Tennant was unable to remember the lyrics during that performance, the two decided to record it as a single.

The original single version of the song, set for an earlier release in 1992 as a non-album single, was never used. However, both its extended dance mix, and its similarly unreleased B-side "Forever in Love" (an edited version was released on Very Relentless in 1993), were eventually released on the 2001 expanded reissue of Very; its 7" mix also was mistakenly placed on the 2009 compilation Party. Instead, the song was released in a different version in 1993, as the second single from Very, and featuring a different B-side, "Shameless".

This release included remixes by Brothers in Rhythm, Farley & Heller, Kevin Saunderson, and Mark Stent. The single went to number two in the United Kingdom and number one in Germany; in both countries, it was Pet Shop Boys' biggest hit of the 1990s.  The single also reached #1 in Ireland, the last of the duo's four Irish #1 singles to date.
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"Before" is a single by UK electronic music group Pet Shop Boys released as the first single from the group's 1996 album Bilingual. The single, upon its release, peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. In the US, it reached number 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play and number 7 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, roughly equivalent to number 107 on the main Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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"Paninaro" is a song by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. Originally a B-side to the 1986 single "Suburbia", it was released as a limited-edition single in Italy during the same year.

In 1995, a re-recording titled "Paninaro '95" was released to a wider market, to promote the B-side compilation Alternative (though only the original version was included on the compilation).
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"Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)" is a Pet Shop Boys song that was released as a single on 12 August 1996, and reached number eight in the UK Singles Chart.

The single was one of the most widely played records on UK radio in 1996 and its video set in a water park was shown on both MTV and VH1 on a regular basis that summer.

It was the second single to be lifted from the album Bilingual, which saw the duo take on a Latin influence as a reaction to the Britpop explosion that was prevalent at the time.

In the US, the single was released by Atlantic Records in April 1997 with "To Step Aside" as a double A-side. Thirteen mixes of the track were commissioned and spread over various formats, several of them promotional only. The single did not chart in the States, but following its success in the UK it became a major success all over Europe.
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Petshop boys medley.T096-SynthGrooves Vol2
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Int - PET SHOP BOYS - GO WEST
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Midi - Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys Zip
Pet Shop Boys - A Little Black Dress.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring1.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Can You Forgive Her.mid
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Pet Shop Boys - Closer To Heaven.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Decadence [Met Tekst].mid
Pet Shop Boys - Disappointed.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Discoteca.mid
Pet Shop Boys - DJ Culture.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Do I Have To.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Dreaming Of The Queen (Sequenced By Ether).mid
Pet Shop Boys - E-Mail.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Electricity.mid
Pet Shop Boys - For All Of Us.mid
Pet Shop Boys - For Your Own Good.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Friendly Fire.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Hedonism.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Here.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Hey Headmaster.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Hit And Miss.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Home And Dry.mid
Pet Shop Boys - How I Learned To Hate Rock N Roll.mid
Pet Shop Boys - I Get Along.mid
Pet Shop Boys - I Want A Dog Introspective Version.mid
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Pet Shop Boys - In The Night.mid
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Pet Shop Boys - My Night Edit.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Nine Out Of Ten.mid
Pet Shop Boys - One Thing Leads To Another.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Positive Role Model.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Sail Away.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Searching For The Face Of Jesus.mid
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Pet Shop Boys - Single.mid
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Pet Shop Boys - The Calm Before The Storm.mid
Pet Shop Boys - The Man Who Has Everything.mid
Pet Shop Boys - The Samurai In Autumn.mid
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Pet Shop Boys - The View From Your Balcony.mid
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Pet Shop Boys - Two Divided By Zero (Sequenced By Ether).mid
Pet Shop Boys - Vampires.mid
Pet Shop Boys - We All Feel Better In The Dark.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Westend Girls.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Where The Streets Have No Name.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Yesterday When I Was Mad.mid
Pet Shop Boys - You Choose.mid
Pet Shop Boys - You've Got To Start Somewhere.mid
Pet Shop Boys - Your Funny Uncle.mid
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