Songs That the Pet Shop Boys Have Performed Live

Note: This table does not include performances of the entire Battleship Potemkin score. It does, however, include individual selections from Potemkin if they were performed outside the context of the full score. Nor does this list draw upon live TV appearances where the Boys performed just one or two songs. The 2009 Pandemonium Tour included brief segments of certain songs "mashed up" with other songs. If lyrics/vocals from those songs were used, then I display them in the following table using the color code above. If, however, no lyrics/vocals from those songs were used, then I don't cite them in the table itself, although I do make note of them in the Pandemonium Tour setlist following the table. Finally, it's too early to tell at this point which songs will and won't be performed at every date of the Electric Tour; I'll of course make adjustments as needed. (Note: "2016-17 Super Tour" below includes the 2016 Royal Opera House shows.)

Absolutely Fabulous                          
After All                        
All Over the World                      
Always on My Mind                        
Being Boring                        
Believe/Song for Guy                        
Birthday Boy                        
Breathing Space                        
Building a Wall                        
Can You Forgive Her?                        
Casanova in Hell                        
Casting a Shadow                        
Climb Every Mountain                        
Closer to Heaven                        
The Dictator Decides                          
Did You See Me Coming?                        
Disco Potential                        
DJ Culture                        
Do Anything You Wanna Do                        
Do I Have To?                        
Domino Dancing                        
Dreaming of the Queen                        
Ego Music                        
The Enigma                          
A Face Like That                        
For All of Us                        
For Your Own Good                        
Friendly Fire                        
Girls and Boys                        
Glad All Over                        
Go West                        
God Willing                        
Hallo Spaceboy                        
Happiness Is an Option                        
He Dreamed of Machines                        
Hold On                        
Home and Dry                        
How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?                        
I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More                        
I Get Along                        
I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)                        
I Started a Joke                        
I Want a Lover                        
I Will Survive                        
I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing                        
I'm Not Scared                        
I'm with Stupid                        
In Private                        
In the Night                        
Indefinite Leave to Remain                        
Inner Sanctum                          
Inside a Dream                          
It Couldn't Happen Here                        
It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas                        
It's a Sin                        
It's Alright                        
It's Not Unusual                        
King's Cross                        
The Last to Die                        
Later Tonight                        
Left to My Own Devices                        
Losing My Mind                        
Love Comes Quickly                        
Love etc.                        
Love Is a Bourgeois Construct                        
Love Is a Catastrophe                        
Luna Park                        
The Man Who Has Everything                        
Memory of the Future                        
Mr. Vain                        
More Than a Dream                        
Music for Boys                        
My Girl                        
My October Symphony                        
New York City Boy                        
The Night I Fell in Love                        
Nothing Has Been Proved                        
Occupy Your Mind                        
One in a Million                        
One More Chance                        
Only the Wind                        
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)                        
Paninaro (or Paninaro '95)                        
The Pop Kids                          
Positive Role Model                        
A Red Letter Day                        
Requiem in Denim and Leopardskin                        
Rhythm of the Night                        
Se A Vida É (That's the Way Life Is)                        
Sexy Northerner                        
Sixteen Going on Seventeen                        
So Hard                        
So Sorry, I Said                        
The Sodom and Gomorrah Show                        
Some Speculation                        
The Sound of the Atom Splitting                        
The Survivors                        
The Theatre                        
This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave                        
To Face the Truth                        
To Speak Is a Sin                        
To Step Aside                        
Together                   *    
Tonight Is Forever                        
The Truck-Driver and His Mate                        
Try It (I'm in Love with a Married Man)                        
Two Divided by Zero                        
Viva la Vida                        
Was It Worth It?                        
The Way It Used to Be                        
We All Feel Better in the Dark                        
We're the Pet Shop Boys                        
West End Girls                        
What Have I Done to Deserve This?                        
Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)                        
Why Don't We Live Together?                        
Yesterday, When I Was Mad                        
You Choose                        
You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk                        
Young Offender                      
Your Funny Uncle                        

The Tour Setlists

Note: Songs that the Pet Shop Boys performed at every date of the tour are listed in ordinary black text, whereas songs that they performed at only some dates of the tour appear in red text. The songs that were performed at every date are listed in the order in which they were most often performed in the show, but the songs performed at only some dates are listed in order only if I know it. If the order changed frequently or if I simply don't know the order, those songs are grouped together at the end. Please note that setlist orders do change, so the following lists and orders should certainly not be taken as "absolute." This is especially true for the Uni/Release Tour, where the order of the songs changed significantly between the two legs of the tour.

*"Together" was performed at the Boys' December 8, 2010 charity performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo, which employed the Pandemonium Tour's stage show. It was also included in the Boys' opening set for Take That's 2011 reunion tour, which was otherwise just a subset of the Pandemonium Tour's setlist. For these reasons, I've included "Together" in the Pandemonium Tour's setlist "with an asterisk."


1991 Performance Tour

1994 DiscoVery Tour

1997 Somewhere Shows

1999 Nightlife Tour

2000 Summer Tour

2002 Uni/Release Tour

2004 Summer/Fall Shows

2006 Fundamental Tour

*On the German, French, and Spanish dates of the tour, Neil respectively sang "We're the Pet Shop Boys" in German as "Wir Sind Die Pet Shop Boys," in French as "Nous sommes les Pet Shop Boys," and in Spanish as "Somos los Pet Shop Boys."

2009-10 Pandemonium Tour

The setlist for this show is complicated by the fact that it includes several medleys, mashups, and brief "allusions" to other songs. Because of the long break between the 2009 and 2010 legs of the tour, I would have been tempted to divide them into two separate tours, calling the latter the "2010 Summer Festival Tour," or something like that. But the format, stage design, and setlists for the two legs were virtually identical, so I'm listing them here as parts of the same tour. Also, since the Boys' opening-act stint as the "special guests" on Take That's 2011 reunion tour was an abbreviated set of "highlights" from the Pandemonium Tour (with the addition of "Together"), I'm not listing it separately here, either.

2013-15 Electric Tour

If a song wasn't performed in the initial, highly preliminary advance show in Veracruz, Mexico on March 22, 2013, I'm not indicating it in red below. But if it was performed there but not on subsequent dates, it does appear in red—that one song being "Go West."

2016 "Inner Sanctum" Royal Opera House Shows (2016 & 2018) & 2016-18 Super Tour

All but one of the songs listed below (the exception being "Winner," which was deleted from the 2018 list) were performed in all of the Royal Opera House shows. Those in red text, however, were performed in most but not all of the Super Tour concerts, although precisely which songs were absent from certain sets varied from one venue to another.