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The following songs, listed here in alphabetical order, were first released by the Pet Shop Boys as b-sides/bonus tracks for their singles of the 2010s. But what if they had saved some of these recent uncollected songs for another studio album rather than release them as b-sides? Which 12 of these songs do you think would together have made the best additional PSB studio album of the 2010s? (Please select all that apply.*)

*You may select up to 12 songs, but if you may select fewer than 12 if you wish. Please note that I quite intentionally do not list other types of bonus tracks, such as those released with the 2017 album reissues. If I've committed some oversight by not including a song that you believe I should have included, or by including one that you believe should not have been included, please excuse me. I do my best, but I'm only human.

Baby In His Imagination
A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi" Inside
A Cloud in a Box Listening
The Dead Can Dance No More Ballads
Entschuldigung! Odd Man Out
Get It Online One Hit Wonder
Glad All Over One Night
Hell The Way Through the Woods
I Cried for Us The White Dress
I Started a Joke Wiedersehen
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What This Website Is All About

This website has no "official" connection to the Pet Shop Boys. It merely presents my own personal commentary—often including attempted explanations and interpretations—on the songs of my favorite contemporary pop band. Of course, this commentary has often been influenced by what the Pet Shop Boys themselves, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, have said about their music and by what others have previously written. Nevertheless, many of the observations I make here are original with me.

By no means am I suggesting that these are the "only" or "correct" interpretations. In fact, it's typical of great art, even great pop art, to lend itself to multiple interpretations. And I do consider the Pet Shop Boys to be the creators of great pop art. So you can take or leave my interpretations as you wish. If you disagree, please don't take offense. Rather, enjoy the fact that we're both fans of music rich enough to invite different interpretations.

Despite my best efforts, I have no doubt that I'm guilty of at least some factual errors. I recognize this fact and apologize in advance for any that may have slipped past me. I'll certainly correct any errors that come to my attention.


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This site was originally posted on March 16, 2001, and was most recently revised on August 18, 2018.

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