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AllMusic5/5 starsStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA+[2]
Q5/5 starsStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 starsStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg[4]
The Village VoiceA[5]

Discography: The Complete Singles Collection is the first greatest hits album by the English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was released in early November 1991.

Composition[]

As the name suggests, Discography is a collection of all of the hit singles by Pet Shop Boys up to that point (1991). It is an 18-track compilation, sixteen of which are singles released to that date, while the last two ("DJ Culture" and "Was It Worth It?" are new songs recorded exclusively for this album. The album contains the Pet Shop Boys cover version of U2's hit "Where the Streets Have No Name", which later in the song breaks into the chorus of Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off You". Although the album's songs were released in some other form, this compilation only features seven-inch versions.

Around the time of the release of Discography, Pet Shop Boys also released a video collection, Videography, consisting of the music videos for each of the songs on this album in a slightly different order and with the song "Was It Worth It?" being replaced with "How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?", which itself was not on the audio versions of the album, despite being part of a double A-side with "Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes off You)" (the exclusion due to the constrictions of the CD's running time).

Track listing[]

No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."West End Girls" (1985 7" version)Chris Lowe, Neil TennantPlease3:59
2."Love Comes Quickly"Stephen Hague, Lowe, TennantPlease4:17
3."Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" (1986 7" version)Lowe, TennantPlease3:36
4."Suburbia" (7" version)Lowe, TennantPlease4:03
5."It's a Sin"Lowe, TennantActually4:59
6."What Have I Done to Deserve This?"Lowe, Tennant, Allee WillisActually4:19
7."Rent" (7" version)Lowe, TennantActually3:32
8."Always on My Mind" (7" version)Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Carson ThompsonIntrospective3:53
9."Heart" (7" version)Lowe, TennantActually4:16
10."Domino Dancing" (7" version)Lowe, TennantIntrospective4:17
11."Left to My Own Devices" (7" version)Lowe, TennantIntrospective4:46
12."It's Alright" (7" version)Lowe, TennantIntrospective4:19
13."So Hard"Lowe, TennantBehaviour3:58
14."Being Boring" (7" version)Lowe, TennantBehaviour4:50
15."Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes off You)" (7" version)Adam Clayton, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr., The Edge, Bob Crewe, Bob GaudioNon-album single4:30
16."Jealousy" (7" version)Lowe, TennantBehaviour4:15
17."DJ Culture"Lowe, TennantPreviously unreleased4:13
18."Was It Worth It?"Lowe, TennantPreviously unreleased4:22

Personnel[]

  • Neil Tennant
  • Chris Lowe

Charts[]

Chart (1991–92) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 33
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 26
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 13
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[10] 8
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 27
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 3
US Billboard 200[14] 111

References[]

  1. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Discography: The Complete Singles Collection – Pet Shop Boys". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  2. Eddy, Chuck (22 November 1991). "Discography -- The Complete Singles Collection". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  3. "Pet Shop Boys: Discography". Q (63). December 1991.
  4. Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 630–31. ISBN 0-743-20169-8.
  5. Christgau, Robert (24 December 1991). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  6. "Australiancharts.com – Pet Shop Boys – Discography - The Complete Singles Collection". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  7. "Austriancharts.at – Pet Shop Boys – Discography - The Complete Singles Collection" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  8. "Dutchcharts.nl – Pet Shop Boys – Discography - The Complete Singles Collection" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  9. "Offiziellecharts.de – Pet Shop Boys – Discography - The Complete Singles Collection" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  10. "Charts.nz – Pet Shop Boys – Discography - The Complete Singles Collection". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  11. "Swedishcharts.com – Pet Shop Boys – Discography - The Complete Singles Collection". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  12. "Swisscharts.com – Pet Shop Boys – Discography - The Complete Singles Collection". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  13. "Pet Shop Boys | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  14. "Pet Shop Boys Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 February 2017.

External links[]

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