Vocal (Pet Shop Boys song)

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Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Electric
B-side Remixes
Released 3 June 2013 (digital download)
29 July 2013 (CD single)
Genre Techno, dance-pop
Length 6:34 (album/single version)
3:32 (video version)
Label x2
Writer(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s) Stuart Price
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Love Is a Bourgeois Construct"

"Vocal" is the second single from the Pet Shop Boys album Electric, released on 3 June 2013.


"Vocal" was written during the writing process for the 2012 album Elysium, and was one of the earliest tracks written for the album.[1] The track, however, wasn't included on the record as it didn't fit the rest of the "somber" and "reflective" material. It was instead recorded for Electric and was released as the album's second single.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Joost Vandebrug. It is a tribute to rave culture and electronic music. It consists of a compilation of various amateur videos recorded circa the Summer of Rave in 1989.[2]

Live performances[edit]

It is performed as the final encore on the Electric Tour.[3]

Release formats[edit]

The single has been released in both digital and physical formats, with the latter containing the original album version along with 8 original remixes.

Digital download / CD Single[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Vocal" (Album mix) 6:34
2. "Vocal" (Rektchordz Dub) 6:37
3. "Vocal" (Armageddon Turk Teargas Mix) 6:44
4. "Vocal" (The Cucarachas Mix) 8:06
5. "Vocal" (JRMX Club Mix) 7:59
6. "Vocal" (Ivan Gomez & Nacho Chapado Mix) 7:49
7. "Vocal" (Rektchordz Mix) 6:40
8. "Vocal" (Wawa Extended Mix) 6:57
9. "Vocal" (The Cucarachas Dub) 7:53


Because the song is over six minutes long and the single edit was never made available for purchase, it was ineligible to chart on most singles charts around the world, and only a few charts have ever included it, despite the single selling well.

Chart (2013) Peak
French Singles Chart[5] 196
Japan Hot 100 (Billboard)[6] 63
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[7] 3
US Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[8] 23


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