What Have I Done to Deserve This? (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
Single by Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield
from the album Actually
B-side "A New Life"
Released 10 August 1987
Format 7", 12", cassette, CD
Recorded 1987
Genre Synthpop
Length 4:19
Label ParlophoneR 6163
Writer(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Allee Willis
Producer(s) Stephen Hague
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"It's a Sin"
(1987)
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
(1987)
"Rent"
(1987)
Dusty Springfield singles chronology
"Something in Your Eyes"
(1987)
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
(1987)
"Nothing Has Been Proved"
(1989)

"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" is a song by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, featuring singer Dusty Springfield.

When released as a single in late 1987, it peaked at #2 in the UK charts and also at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the fourth Top Ten hit for Pet Shop Boys as well as the biggest hit of Springfield's career in the U.S. It was kept from the top spot by "Seasons Change" by Expose and "Father Figure" by George Michael on that chart. The single made it to #1 on the Irish singles chart, where it was Pet Shop Boys' second #1 hit in the space of just six weeks.

The song's success helped revive Springfield's career and led to a resurgence of interest in her music. Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield performed the song for the 1988 BRIT Awards. Following the duet the Pet Shop Boys wrote and produced the singles "Nothing Has Been Proved" and "In Private" for Springfield, both included on her 1990 album Reputation.

The music video was filmed in a music hall, featuring a female chorus line and male members of the pit orchestra. It made significant use of the theater drapes and stage curtains for dramatic effect.

At the 2009 BRIT Awards where the duo were due to receive an Outstanding Contribution to Music award, Pet Shop Boys performed the song with American singer Lady Gaga.

Track listing[edit]

7": Parlophone / R 6163 (UK)[edit]

  1. "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" – 4:19
  2. "A New Life" – 4:55

12": Parlophone / 12 R 6163 (UK)[edit]

  1. "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" (Extended Mix) – 6:53
  2. "A New Life" – 4:55
  3. "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" (Disco Mix) – 8:13
  • also available on CD (Parlophone / CD R 6163)

12": EMI / 12 V 56080 (USA)[edit]

Side A

1. "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" (The Shep Pettibone Remix) - 8:28

2. "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" (Dub Mix) - 7:17

Side B

1. "Rent" (The Francois Kenvorkian Remix) - 7:04

2. "I Want a Dog" - 4:48

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987-1988) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[citation needed] 22
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 11
Belgian Singles Chart[citation needed] 4
Canadian Singles Chart[2] 3
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 2
French Singles Chart[citation needed] 8
German Singles Chart[4] 4
Irish Singles Chart[5] 1
Italian Singles Chart[6] 11
New Zealand Singles Chart[7] 6
Norwegian Singles Chart[8] 9
Polish Singles Chart[citation needed] 6
South African Singles Chart[9] 16
Spain (AFYVE)[10] 4
Swedish Singles Chart[11] 2
Swiss Singles Chart[12] 5
UK Singles Chart[13] 2
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart[14] 14
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[15] 2
U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart[15] 1

Cover Versions[edit]

  • In 1987, Hong Kong Singer Prudence Liew covered this song in Cantonese.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This?". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This?". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  4. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. 2006-11-14. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  5. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group - http://www.fireballmedia.ie. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  6. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: P". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This?". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This?". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  9. ^ Brian Currin (2003-05-25). "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1969 - 1989 Acts (P)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  10. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This?". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This?". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  13. ^ "ChartArchive - The Pet Shop Boys And Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  14. ^ "Eurythmics Music News & Info". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  15. ^ a b Pet Shop Boys (2009-12-21). "Pet Shop Boys - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
Preceded by
"Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
23 January 1988
Succeeded by
"The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson