Integral (song)

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"Integral"
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Fundamental
as well as Disco 4
B-side Remixes
Released 8 October 2007
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Synthpop
Length 3:27 (7" mix)
6:37 (on Disco 4)
3:55 (on Fundamental)
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Pet Shop Boys
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"She's Madonna"
(2007)
"Integral"
(2007)
"Love etc."
(2009)

"Integral" is a 2007 single by British synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, released in an electronic download-only format on 8 October. It was the only single released to promote the band's remix album Disco 4 in 2007. The track was originally released on the band's 2006 album Fundamental and many sources consider it to be the fourth single from that album.

The single was the first download-only single released by Pet Shop Boys and peaked at #197 on the UK Singles Chart. Online digital media delivery company 7digital has announced that of its top three singles of the year, Integral was number three.

Subject matter[edit]

The single criticises the Identity Cards Act 2006. A statement from the band cited the issue as the reason that Tennant ceased his well-publicized support of Tony Blair's Labour party.[citation needed] The lyrics are fully masked and converted to the homage to Yevgeny Zamyatin's legendary dystopian book We[citation needed], in which the inhabitants of the future One State try to build The Integral, a glass spaceship, in order to solve the cosmic equation and resolve all the problems in their One State.

Download package[edit]

  1. "Integral" (Perfect Immaculate 7" mix)
  2. "Integral" (Dave Spoon remix)
  3. "Integral" (video)

Official mixes[edit]

  1. "Integral" (Perfect Immaculate mix)
  2. "Integral" (Perfect Immaculate 7" mix)
  3. "Integral" (Dave Spoon remix)
  4. "Integral" (Dave Spoon dub)

Single artwork[edit]

The artwork for this single is a QR code, which, when scanned, gives a link to the Pet Shop Boys' website.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 197
Romanian Top 100[2] 81

References[edit]

External links[edit]