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Pet Shop Boys Inspiration - a playlist

#1 Post by Dog » Thu 22 Feb 2018, 5:58 pm

Reading through all the Catalogue booklets, Neil and Chris reference 207 different songs by other artists. I've compiled them into a single Spotify playlist which you should hopefully be able to find here:

https://open.spotify.com/user/117362136 ... 4Cpl4uK2aZ

If someone can think of a more fitting title than Inspiration, please let me know.

Here is the complete list of songs, in the order they are mentioned:

Hey DJ – Worlds Famous Supreme Team
Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo) – Malcolm McLaren
The Message – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Popcorn – Hot Butter
Let's Dance – David Bowie
Blue Monday – New Order
Shoot Your Shot – Divine
Kiss Me – Stephen Duffy
Loveride - Nuance, Vikki Love
Never Give You Up – Sharon Redd
Into The Groove – Madonna
Axel F – Harold Faltermeyer
Fame – David Bowie
Why ? – Bronski Beat
E=MC2 – Big Audio Dynamite
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Love Can’t Turn Around – Farley "Jackmaster" Funk
Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions
Neutron Dance – The Pointer Sisters
I'll Be There For You [Theme From FRIENDS] – The Rembrandts
Word Up – Cameo
Passion – The Flirts
I Like Chopin – Gazebo
Peter Gunn (feat. Duane Eddy) -– Art Of Noise
I Am The Walrus – The Beatles
Money, Money, Money – ABBA
Careless Whisper – George Michael
You Think You're a Man – Divine
He's a Saint, He's a Sinner – Miquel Brown
Love Is Strange – The Everly Brothers
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
Yesterday – The Beatles
I Want To Wake Up With You – Boris Gardiner
Everything's Gone Green – New Order
I Like You – Phyllis Nelson
Vogue – Madonna
New Love – Helena Springs
Always On My Mind – Elvis Presley
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Baby, Let's Play House – Elvis Presley
I'm Not Scared – Eighth Wonder
Slave To The Rhythm – Grace Jones
The Look Of Love (Part 1) – ABC
A Day In The Life – The Beatles
Your Love – Frankie Knuckles
La Isla Bonita – Madonna
Irrésistible – Stephanie
It's Alright – Sterling Void
Flashdance...What a Feeling – Irene Cara
Losing My Mind – Stephen Sondheim
Nothing Has Been Proved – Dusty Springfield
So Sorry, I Said – Liza Minnelli
Physical – Olivia Newton-John
Theme From New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
Funky Drummer - Part 1 & 2 – James Brown
Wonderful Land – The Shadows
Jack Your Body – Steve "Silk" Hurley
Juicy Fruit – Mtume
Every Little Step – Bobby Brown
You're So Vain – Carly Simon
Maybe This Time – Liza Minnelli
String Quartet No.8 in C Minor, Op.110: 1. Largo – Dmitri Shostakovich, Borodin Quartet
String Quartet No.8 in C Minor, Op.110: 2. Allegro molto – Dmitri Shostakovich, Borodin Quartet
String Quartet No.8 in C Minor, Op.110: 3. Allegretto – Dmitri Shostakovich, Borodin Quartet
Enjoy The Silence – Depeche Mode
If There Was Love – Liza Minnelli
You're A Lady – Peter Skellern
Getting Away With It – Electronic
Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You – Boys Town Gang
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
Legs – ZZ Top
In Private – Dusty Springfield
Such A Good Feeling – Brothers In Rhythm
Peace And Harmony – Brothers In Rhythm
Peace – Sabrina Johnston
Absolute Beginners – David Bowie
Ride On Time – Black Box
Heaven Must Have Sent You Back to Me - Remix – Cicero
The Phantom Of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Mr. Vain – Culture Beat
The Fool On The Hill – The Beatles
Go West – Village People
Canon in D Major, P. 37 – Johann Pachelbel
South Pacific: There Is Nothing Like A Dame – Richard Rodgers
Let's Stay Together – Tina Turner
We Don't Need Another Hero – Tina Turner
Falling – Kylie Minogue
I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
If Love Were All – Judy Garland
Girls And Boys – Blur
Back for Good – Take That
I'm So Hot For You – Bobby O.
Don't You Want Me – The Human League
I'm Alive – Stretch 'n' Vern
Thunderbirds - Main Theme – Barry Gray
Captain Scarlet Theme – Barry Gray
Single – Everything But The Girl
Erotica – Madonna
Justify My Love – Madonna
Get Dancin' – Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes
California Love – 2Pac
Estrada da Paixão – Olodum
Corcovado – Astrud Gilberto
La vie en rose – Grace Jones
Song of Joy – David Firman
Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement – Marioverehrer
Ooh Aah (Just A Little Bit) – Gina G
Do The Right Thing (7" Mix) – Ian Wright
Don't Drop Bombs – Liza Minnelli
Some Might Say – Oasis
Firestarter – The Prodigy
Discotheque – U2
West Side Story: Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein
One Hand, One Heart – West Side Story Original Broadway Cast
I Feel Pretty – West Side Story Original Broadway Cast
Barbie Girl – Aqua
Don't You Want Me – Felix
Feel What You Want – Kristine W
Hold That Sucker Down – OT Quartet
Insomnia – Faithless
Needin U – David Morales
Vocalise, Op 34, No.14 – Sergei Rachmaninoff
Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? – Arctic Monkeys
Doctor Who (Opening Theme) – The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Confide in Me – Kylie Minogue
Heavy Vibes – Vincent Montana Orchestra
Song For Guy – Elton John
Believe – Elton John
Sail Away – Noel Coward
There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner – Robbie Williams
...Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
You're The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White
Two Of Us – The Beatles
Every Breath You Take – The Police
I Get Along Without You Very Well – Chet Baker
In the Bleak Midwinter – Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Stan – Eminem
Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
The Only Living Boy in New York – Simon & Garfunkel
Can I Bitch – Eminem
I Want You – Marvin Gaye
Kings Cross – Claudia Brucken
Father's Name Is Dad – The Fire
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – Nat King Cole
Try It (I'm In Love With A Married Man) – Oh Romeo
Monster Mash – Bobby "Boris" Pickett
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
That's The Way (I Like It) – KC & The Sunshine Band
Jack And Jill Party – Pete Burns
Love To Love You, Baby – Kiki Kokova
Loneliness - Radio Cut – Tomcraft
Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton
Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O'Sullivan
We're the Pet Shop Boys – My Robot Friend
She's Madonna – Robbie Williams
We're The Pet Shop Boys – Robbie Williams
All The Things She Said – t.A.T.u.
I Love to Love – Tina Charles
Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
Mr. Brightside - Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix – The Killers
Six Marimbas – Steve Reich
Numb [Diane Warren Demo Version] – Diane Warren
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – The Beatles
Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
Bad – Michael Jackson
Heartache Avenue – The Maisonettes
The Performance Of My Life – Shirley Bassey
I'm Still Here – Stephen Sondheim
Boys Don't Cry – The Cure
Lay, Lady, Lay – Bob Dylan
Love Life – Alcazar
Crying At the Discoteque – Alcazar
I Can't Wait – Stevie Nicks
Call The Shots – Girls Aloud
The Loving Kind – Girls Aloud
Believe – Cher
Que Calor – Supermerk2
Half The World Away – Oasis
California Dreamin' – The Mamas & The Papas
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Voyage voyage – Desireless
Love Is the Drug – Roxy Music
“Heroes" – David Bowie
Metamorphosen For 23 Solo Strings – Richard Strauss
Rainbow Connection – The Muppets
Supersonic - Remastered – Oasis
Down In The Tube Station At Midnight – The Jam
My Girl – Madness
I Cried for Us – Rufus Wainwright
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Teardrops – Womack & Womack
As Sete Mulheres Do Miño – Faltriqueira
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Believe In Love – Tom Stephan feat. Gerideau
Win – David Bowie
We Are The Champions – Queen
If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
We Are The World – U.S.A. For Africa
Do They Know It's Christmas? – Band Aid
Eternal Source of Light Divine – George Frideric Handel
Live To Tell – Madonna
Listening – Morten Harket
I Started A Joke – Bee Gees
Massachusetts – Bee Gees
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#2 Post by Tom Angel » Thu 22 Feb 2018, 6:15 pm

Wow - that's quite an undertaking - nice one though, that's great.
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#3 Post by Pod » Thu 22 Feb 2018, 7:20 pm

Impressive stuff, thanks!
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It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.

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#4 Post by greenmile » Thu 22 Feb 2018, 8:08 pm

Noice!

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#5 Post by rashomon » Thu 22 Feb 2018, 9:11 pm

wow .... great work dog!
you could say conventional ... and I could claim intentional

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#6 Post by Debussy » Fri 23 Feb 2018, 12:04 am

That's a big night out!

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#7 Post by MikeyC » Fri 23 Feb 2018, 12:25 am

Wow thanks for compiling this! What a great list!!

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#8 Post by popfreak » Fri 23 Feb 2018, 2:12 am

Great work. I wish i could remember the context of the mentions. ep Kiss Me - Stephen Duffy

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#9 Post by geowayne » Fri 23 Feb 2018, 6:17 am

Astounding -- a really mind-boggling feat of research there! (And a mind-boggling list, too.) Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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#10 Post by goughsjd » Fri 23 Feb 2018, 10:08 am

Good work , Cheers !!
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    #11 Post by Dog » Fri 23 Feb 2018, 10:10 am

    popfreak wrote:Great work. I wish i could remember the context of the mentions. ep Kiss Me - Stephen Duffy
    From memory I think they say they chose J.J. Jeczalik to produce Opportunities because they liked his work on Kiss Me.
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    #12 Post by Nickname » Fri 23 Feb 2018, 12:50 pm

    I knew they liked it:

    Thriller – Michael Jackson

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    #13 Post by Dog » Fri 23 Feb 2018, 5:40 pm

    nickname wrote:
    Fri 23 Feb 2018, 12:50 pm
    I knew they liked it:

    Thriller – Michael Jackson
    I think they just namecheck the song because the Elysium backing singers also sang on that track.
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    #14 Post by greenmile » Fri 23 Feb 2018, 8:43 pm

    You left out Peter Gunn by Art Of Noise between 'I Like Chopin' and 'I Am The Walrus'

    https://open.spotify.com/track/5AP5fad3 ... ja7TC9Nm7w

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    #15 Post by Dog » Fri 23 Feb 2018, 8:55 pm

    greenmile wrote:You left out Peter Gunn by Art Of Noise between 'I Like Chopin' and 'I Am The Walrus'

    https://open.spotify.com/track/5AP5fad3 ... ja7TC9Nm7w
    That’s odd - it was showing on my Mac but wouldn’t play and didn’t show up on my Phone. Should be fixed now. Please let me know if any other oddities you spot.
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