Before (song)

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"Before"
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Bilingual
B-side "The Truck Driver and His Mate", "Hit and Miss", "In the Night '95"
Released 22 April 1996
Format CD single
Recorded 1995
Genre House
Length 4:32 (album version)
4:05 (edit)
Label Parlophone (UK)
EMI / Atlantic (US)
Writer(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys, Danny Tenaglia
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Paninaro '95"
(1995)
"Before"
(1996)
"Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)"
(1996)

"Before" is a single by UK electronic music group Pet Shop Boys released as the first single from the group's 1996 album Bilingual. The single, upon its release, peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart. In the US, it reached #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play and reached #7 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, equalling #107 on the main U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1: Parlophone[edit]

  1. "Before" – 4:05
  2. "The truck driver and his mate" – 3:33
  3. "Hit and miss" – 4:05
  4. "In the night '95" – 4:17

UK CD2: Parlophone[edit]

  1. "Before" (Classic Paradise mix) – 7:56
  2. "Before" (Aphrodisiac mix) – 7:27
  3. "Before" (Hed Boys mix) – 7:33
  4. "Before" (extended mix) – 8:47
  5. "Before" (Danny Tenaglia mix) – 7:15

UK 3x12": Parlophone[edit]

  1. "Before" (Underground mix) – 7:15
  2. "Before" (bonus dub) – 3:59
  3. "Before" (Underground instrumental) – 7:15
  4. "Before" (bonus beats) – 3:59
  5. "Before" (Classic Paradise mix) – 7:56
  6. "Before" (Aphrodisiac mix) – 7:27
  7. "Before" (Hed Boys mix) – 7:33
  8. "Before" (dub) – 4:53
  9. "Before" (extended mix) – 8:47

US 5" CD maxi-single: Atlantic[edit]

  1. "Before" (Album version) – 4:05
  2. "Before" (D.T.'s after mix) – 8:46
  3. "Before" (Classic Paradise mix Love to Infinity) – 7:56
  4. "Before" (Joey Negro's Hed Boys mix) – 7:35
  5. "Before" (Joey Negro's Before dub) – 4:55
  6. "Before" (Tenaglia's underground mix) – 7:17
  7. "Before" (Tenaglia's bonus beats) – 4:03
  8. "Before" (D.T.'s twilo dub) – 8:57
  9. "Before" (Tenaglia's bonus dub) – 4:03

US enhanced CD single: Atlantic[edit]

  1. "Before" (Album version)
  2. "The truck driver and his mate"
  3. "Hit and miss"
  • including "Before" video

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 7
Austria[2] 38
Finland 4
Germany[3] 45
Italy[4] 15
Sweden 10
Switzerland 31
US Hot Dance Club Play 1
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 7
Canadian Dance/Urban Singles Chart[5] 19

References[edit]


Preceded by
"Wrong" by Everything but the Girl
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
13 July 1996 – 20 July 1996
Succeeded by
"Professional Widow" by Tori Amos