Final results of poll on the most "Erasuresque" PSB single

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Final results of poll on the most "Erasuresque" PSB single

#1 Post by geowayne » Sun 13 Jan 2019, 7:08 am

The final results are in for my poll of the past week, in which I asked my site visitors to pick the Pet Shop Boys single that they consider to be the most "Erasuresque" -- that is, the most like Erasure. And the single that received the most votes was:

* "Was It Worth It?" picked by 12.0% of the voters.

To see the complete results, please visit my "Commentary" site at http://www.geowayne.com/psbhtml.htm and select one of the "Past Survey Results" options from the top navigation bar or click the appropriate link on my "What's New?" page.

My new poll for the week ahead should prove somewhat less controversial than my last few. I've listed my ten personal favorite Pet Shop Boys single b-sides, and I'm asking which of them are among your own personal favorites. So please take a moment to make your choices right there on my home page. And if it so happens that none of them are among your favorites, simply click the poll's "Submit" button without making any choices, which will result in the percentage figures for all of the songs being reduced appropriately.

Thanks to everyone who voted in last week's survey! And I hope you all have a superb week ahead!

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Re: Final results of poll on the most "Erasuresque" PSB single

#2 Post by Nervously » Sun 13 Jan 2019, 11:53 am

My top ten b-sides (for today, anyhow), in chronological order, ones in common with you in bold

Was that what it was
Jack the lad
New life
Your funny uncle
It must be obvious
Bet she's not your girlfriend
Miserablism
Betrayed
Between two islands
One night

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Re: Final results of poll on the most "Erasuresque" PSB single

#3 Post by York Minster » Mon 14 Jan 2019, 2:27 am

I never thought Was It Worth It sounded like Erasure. Too chunky/dance. Too much production.
And tryin' to figure out what happened to 'Germaine Propaine'
"He couldn't have fell off that hard" Ain't no way
"What happened to the way you was rappin' when you was scandalous
That Canibus turned into a television evangelist"
Plus he raps with his regular voice [BOOSH! BOOSH!]
[BOOSH! BOOSH!] (What was that?) Pet Shop Boys

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Re: Final results of poll on the most "Erasuresque" PSB single

#4 Post by geowayne » Mon 14 Jan 2019, 4:41 am

York Minster wrote:
Mon 14 Jan 2019, 2:27 am
I never thought Was It Worth It sounded like Erasure. Too chunky/dance. Too much production.
It wasn't my choice, either, but that's how a plurality of the voters felt. It was only 12%, but that's more votes than any of the other songs got. So there must be *something* to it.

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Re: Final results of poll on the most "Erasuresque" PSB single

#5 Post by daveid » Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12:43 pm

I suspect the video may have something to do with it. I can't think of any PSB singles that sound like Erasure. Maybe Go West or Can you forgive her?? Love to Hate You is similar-ish.

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#6 Post by York Minster » Mon 14 Jan 2019, 5:14 pm

I voted for Liberation. I could see it fitting into I Say I Say I Say with it's bubbly synths.
And tryin' to figure out what happened to 'Germaine Propaine'
"He couldn't have fell off that hard" Ain't no way
"What happened to the way you was rappin' when you was scandalous
That Canibus turned into a television evangelist"
Plus he raps with his regular voice [BOOSH! BOOSH!]
[BOOSH! BOOSH!] (What was that?) Pet Shop Boys

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Re: Final results of poll on the most "Erasuresque" PSB single

#7 Post by mika » Tue 15 Jan 2019, 8:55 pm

I would say I wouldn't normally, Somewhere and I'm with stupid have something that neighbors to Erasure to me.

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