Love Is a Bourgeois Construct

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"Love Is a Bourgeois Construct"
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Electric
Released 1 September 2013 (digital download)
30 September 2013 (CD single)
Genre Disco house
Length 6:41 (album version)
4:09 ("nighttime" radio edit)
4:02 ("daytime" radio edit)
Label x2
Writer(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Henry Purcell, Michael Nyman
Producer(s) Stuart Price
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Vocal"
(2013)
"Love Is a Bourgeois Construct"
(2013)
"Thursday"
(2013)

"Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" is the third single from the Pet Shop Boys album Electric, released on 1 September 2013 as a digital download and on 30 September on CD. The song is based on the instrumental Chasing Sheep Is Best Left to Shepherds, a minimalist piece by Michael Nyman, which was initially based on a hook by Henry Purcell.[1]

The Guardian named "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" the fourth best track of the year,[2] and Slant Magazine listed the song number 18 on its "25 Best Singles of 2013" list.[3]

Live performances[edit]

It is performed on select dates of the Electric Tour.[4]

Release formats[edit]

The single was released on both digital and physical formats, featuring mixes by Little Boots, The Penelopes and Dave Audé plus two previously unreleased B-sides, "Entschuldigung!" and "Get It Online".

Digital bundle 1[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Nighttime radio edit) 4:10
2. "Entschuldigung!"   5:03
3. "Get It Online"   3:36
4. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (The Penelopes Remix Radio Edit) 4:09
Digital bundle 2
No. Title Length
1. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (The Penelopes Remix) 7:00
2. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Claptone Remix) 7:00
3. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Little Boots Discothèque edit) 6:50
4. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Dave Audé Big Dirty Dub) 6:16
5. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Claptone instrumental) 6:57
CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Nighttime radio edit) 4:10
2. "Entschuldigung!"   5:03
3. "Get It online"   3:36
4. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (The Penelopes remix) 7:00
5. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Claptone remix) 7:00
6. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Little Boots Discothèque edit) 6:50
7. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Dave Audé Big Dirty Dub) 6:16
8. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Claptone instrumental) 6:57
9. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Little Boots Discothèque Dub) 6:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
UK Airplay Chart[6] 34
UK Singles Chart[7] 105
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[8] 38

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