Nothing Has Been Proved

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"Nothing Has Been Proved"
Single by Dusty Springfield
from the album Scandal Soundtrack /
B-side "Nothing Has Been Proved" (Instrumental)
Released 13 February 1989
Format 7", 12" vinyl, CD Single
Recorded 1989
Genre Pop
Length 4:33
Label Parlophone/EMI Music
Writer(s) Chris Lowe
Neil Tennant
Producer(s) Chris Lowe
Neil Tennant
Julian Mendelsohn
Dusty Springfield singles chronology
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
"Nothing Has Been Proved"
"In Private"
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"Nothing Has Been Proved" is a song and a single release by British singer Dusty Springfield, produced by the Pet Shop Boys. The song was the second collaboration between Springfield and Pet Shop Boys, following their UK #2 and US #2 hit duet "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" in 1987. "Nothing Has Been Proved" prominently features an orchestral arrangement by Angelo Badalamenti and a soprano saxophone solo by Courtney Pine.

"Nothing Has Been Proved" was composed specifically for the 1989 film Scandal, an account of the Profumo Affair, a famous British political scandal in 1963 which severely undermined confidence in the ruling Conservative Party government. The song is heard over the end credits of the film. The lyrics of the song describe the actual course of the events and mention the main characters involved: Mandy Rice-Davies, Christine Keeler and Stephen Ward. The song also includes the line "Please Please Me's number one", a reference to The Beatles' UK single released in January 1963, which reached No. 1 on the New Musical Express (the most recognised chart at the time) on 22 February. "Nothing Has Been Proved", was later included as a track on Springfield's successful comeback album Reputation, released in 1990.

"Nothing Has Been Proved" made #16 in the UK and led to further chart success for Springfield.

The original Pet Shop Boys demo recording of the track, with lead vocals by Neil Tennant, was included on the expanded re-issue of their 1988 album Introspective in 2001.

Music video[edit]

The music video shows Springfield in the studio along with a Christine Keeler lookalike being interviewed with camera flash bulbs going off. Along with these come short reels from the film Scandal starring Joanne Whalley, John Hurt, Ian McKellen, Britt Ekland, and Bridget Fonda as well as original news footage from 1963. The Pet Shop Boys play journalists interviewing Christine.

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