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This article is about the song. For the novel, see Love, etc (novel).
"Love etc."
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Yes
B-side "Gin and Jag", "We're All Criminals Now"
Released 16 March 2009 (2009-03-16)
Recorded 2008
Genre Synthpop
Length 3:32
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Brian Higgins, Miranda Cooper, Tim Powell, Owen Parker
Producer(s) Brian Higgins, Xenomania
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Integral"
(2007)
"Love etc."
(2009)
"Did You See Me Coming?"
(2009)

"Love etc." is a song by British electronic duo Pet Shop Boys from their tenth studio album, Yes (2009). It was released on 16 March 2009 as the album's lead single. The single was also made available on the US and Canadian iTunes Stores on 24 March 2009,[1] making it the duo's first single to be released in the US, albeit as a digital download, since "Break 4 Love" in 2001.[2]

The song was co-written by Pet Shop Boys with hit production team Xenomania, who also produced the track. Pet Shop Boys describe "Love etc." as "a post-lifestyle anthem which sounds like nothing we've done before." The single became the duo's ninth number-one hit on Hot Dance Club Songs chart; the pair thus overtook Depeche Mode to break the record for the most chart-toppers by a duo or group on the Billboard dance chart.[3]

The music video was directed by Dutch digital artist Han Hoogerbrugge. The website Stereogum described it as a "horizontally scrolling animated video [that] is part Sonic The Hedgehog (dated video game reference!) and part Pac Man (chomping down on hearts, shamrocks, and cash money), with a lineup of Chrisses, Neils, and others shouting, flexing, unmasking, and turning into draculas."[4]

Track listings[edit]

  • UK CD single
  1. "Love etc." – 3:32
  2. "Gin and Jag" – 4:29
  • UK and German CD single – The Remixes
  1. "Love etc." (Album Version) – 3:32
  2. "Love etc." (Pet Shop Boys Mix) – 6:17
  3. "Love etc." (Gui Boratto Mix) – 8:03
  4. "Love etc." (Kurd Maverick Mix) – 5:55
  5. "Love etc." (Frankmusik Star & Garter Dub) – 3:21
  6. "Love etc." (Kurd Maverick Dub) – 5:54
  • UK and German iTunes single[5][6]
  1. "Love etc." – 3:32
  2. "We're All Criminals Now" – 3:55
  • UK and German iTunes EP[7][8]
  1. "Love etc." (Pet Shop Boys Mix) – 6:16
  2. "Love etc." (Gui Boratto Mix) – 8:02
  3. "Love etc." (Kurd Maverick Mix) – 5:54
  4. "Love etc." (Frankmusik Star & Garter Dub) – 3:21
  • US iTunes EP[1]
  1. "Love etc." – 3:32
  2. "We're All Criminals Now" – 3:55
  3. "Gin and Jag" – 4:28
  • US iTunes remix EP[9]
  1. "Love etc." (Pet Shop Boys Mix) – 6:16
  2. "Love etc." (Gui Boratto Mix) – 8:02
  3. "Love etc." (Kurd Maverick Mix) – 5:54
  4. "Love etc." (Frankmusik Star & Garter Dub) – 3:21
  5. "Love etc." (Kurd Maverick Dub) – 5:53

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Pet Shop Boys' UK and US Pop Chart History". geowayne.com. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Trust, Gary (11 November 2009). "Chart Beat Wednesday: Owl City, Pet Shop Boys, John Mayer". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "New Pet Shop Boys Video – "Love Etc."". Stereogum. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Love Etc. – Single by Pet Shop Boys". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Love Etc. – Single von Pet Shop Boys" (in German). iTunes Store Germany. Apple Inc. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Love Etc. – EP by Pet Shop Boys". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Love etc. – EP von Pet Shop Boys" (in German). iTunes Store Germany. Apple Inc. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Love Etc. (Remixes) – EP by Pet Shop Boys". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Love etc." (in German). IFPI Austria. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Love etc." (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Love etc." (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Love etc." (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Love Etc. – Pet Shop Boys". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Pet Shop Boys, Love etc." (in German). Media Control. charts.de. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Single (track) Top 10 lista – 2009. 20. hét" (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Top 50 Singles, Week Ending 9 April 2009". Irish Recorded Music Association. Chart-Track. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "Media Forest: Airplay chart". mediaforest.biz. 
  19. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100". Billboard Japan. Hanshin Contents Link. 30 March 2009. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  20. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Love etc.". Swedish Recording Industry Association. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  21. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Love etc.". Media Control. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  22. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Love Etc". The Official Charts Company. Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  23. ^ "Hot Singles Sales". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 18 April 2009. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  24. ^ "VIVA Single Jahrescharts 2009" (in German). Media Control. Viva. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  25. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 2009" (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  26. ^ "2009 Year End Charts – Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
Preceded by
"LoveGame" by Lady Gaga
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs number-one single
1 August 2009
Succeeded by
"Give You Everything" by Erika Jayne