Vocal (Pet Shop Boys song)
|Single by Pet Shop Boys|
|from the album Electric|
|Released||3 June 2013 (digital download)
29 July 2013 (CD single)
|Length||6:34 (album/single version)
3:32 (video version)
|Writer(s)||Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe|
|Pet Shop Boys singles chronology|
"Vocal" was written during the writing process for the 2012 album Elysium, and was one of the earliest tracks written for the album. 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.
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.
It is performed as the final encore on the Electric Tour.
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|
|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.
|French Singles Chart||196|
|Japan Hot 100 (Billboard)||63|
|US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)||3|
|US Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)||23|
- "Pet Shop Boys’ "Vocal" Video Is A Trippy Rave Culture Flashback". Idolator. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Vocal Single". Pet Shop Boys Partnership. Retrieved 26 July 2013.