Absolutely Fabulous (song)

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"Absolutely Fabulous"
Single by Pet Shop Boys
B-side "Absolutely Dubulous"
Released 31 May 1994
Format CD single
Recorded 1994
Genre Electronic music
Eurodance
Techno
Length 3:46
Label Parlophone / Spaghetti
Writer(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Liberation"
(1994)
"Absolutely Fabulous"
(1994)
"Yesterday, When I Was Mad"
(1994)

"Absolutely Fabulous" is a song produced by British electronic music group Pet Shop Boys. The song was released as a single for 1994's Comic Relief, under the artist name 'Absolutely Fabulous'. The song is based on the BBC comedy show of the same name and features dialogues taken from that show. The single debuted at number 2 in Australia, which was also the highest peak position ever for them in Australia. It also peaked at number 2 in New Zealand, number 6 on the UK Singles Chart[1] and number 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

UK 4-track CD single: Parlophone[edit]

  1. "Absolutely Fabulous" (7" Mix)
  2. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Our Tribe Tongue-In-Cheek Mix)
  3. "Absolutely Dubulous"
  4. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Dull Soulless Dance Music Mix)

UK CD single/CDRS 6382[edit]

  1. "Absolutely Fabulous" (7" Mix)
  2. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Our Tribe Tongue-In-Cheek Mix)
  3. "Absolutely Dubulous"
  4. "This Wheel's on Fire"
  • This CD was withdrawn due to copyright legalities for the song "This Wheel's on Fire"[3]

UK cassette single[edit]

  1. "Absolutely Fabulous" (7" mix)
  2. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Dull Soulless Dance Music Mix)

Releases[edit]

Apart from its release as a single, the song "Absolutely Fabulous" also appears on the "Further Listening" disc that came with the 2001 re-issue of the Pet Shop Boys album Very. The music video clip of the song features on Pet Shop Boys' video compilation Various, available on VHS, as well as on the AbFab DVD collection of series one through three. The Our Tribe Tongue-In-Cheek Mix version of the song features on the band's Disco 2 album.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 6
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart 7
Australia 2
New Zealand 2
Sweden 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Singles Chart info Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2 May 2009.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, (Record Research Inc.), page 202.
  3. ^ "Absolutely Fabulous" at Sopetshopboys.co.uk
  4. ^ "June 1994/ Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.