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#psb6Music - The Ultimate Pet Shop Boys Playlist

Tom Robinson invites 6 Music listeners to create the ultimate Pet Shop Boys playlist to celebrate the release of their new album and three-decade career.

Tom Robinson invites 6 Music listeners to devise a playlist that celebrates the kings of synth-pop, the Pet Shop Boys, as they release their 12th studio album.

Since their debut single West End Girls topped the charts almost 30 years ago, Neil and Chris have brought colour to the music scene with their catchy electro riffs, wry lyrics and extravagant live shows - with pointy hats and and Welsh Miners' Choirs aplenty.

The duo's love of the eclectic has meant they've worked with everyone from Liza Minnelli, Dusty Springfield and Lady Gaga to Suede, Johnny Marr and David Bowie... and flogged over 70 million albums in the process.

Their trademark one-word album titles, which started with 1986's Please, continues 11 albums down the line with the brand new record, Electric. It's a full on dance / electronica fest, featuring tracks with titles such as Bolshy and Shouting In The Evening.

So to mark the release of this latest album, Tom asks listeners for their ultimate PSBs song selection featuring collaborators, influences, fellow acts known for extravagant live shows, plus the twosome's own back catalogue spanning three decades in the business.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Pet Shop Boys


    • Electric.
    • x2.
    • 2.
  • The Killers

    Smile Like You Mean It

  • Goldfrapp

    Strict Machine

    • Mute Records.
  • Blur

    Girls and Boys (Pet Shop Boys 12" Remix)

  • Willie Nelson

    Always On My Mind

    • Willie Nelson - Collection.
    • Columbia.
  • David Bowie

    Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys remix) (feat. Pet Shop Boys)

    Remix Artist: Pet Shop Boys.
    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Dusty Springfield

    I Don't Want to Hear it Anymore

  • The Flirts


  • Pet Shop Boys

    It's A Sin

    • Pet Shop Boys - Discography.
    • EMI.
  • Culture Club

    Time (Clock Of The Heart)

    • Time.
    • Virgin.
    • 1.
  • Sparks

    Beat The Clock

    • Profile: The Ultimate Sparks Coll'ton.
    • Rhino.
  • Flight of the Conchords

    Inner City Pressure

  • The Smiths


    • The Sound Of The Smiths.
    • Rhino.
    • 16.
  • Rammstein

    Mein Teil (PSB There Are No Guitars On This Mix)

  • New Order

    Bizarre Love Triangle

    • Factory Records.
  • Public Service Broadcasting


    • Test Card Recordings.
  • Pet Shop Boys

    So Hard (David Morales Red Zone Mix)

  • Rufus Wainwright

    Going To A Town

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Geffen.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    Last to Die

  • MGMT


    • Columbia.
  • The KLF

    3 A.M. Eternal

    • Now 1991 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Pet Shop Boys

    Being Boring

    • Parlophone.