Yesterday, When I Was Mad

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"Yesterday, When I Was Mad"
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Very
B-side "If Love Were All", "Euroboy", "Some Speculation"
Released 29 August 1994
Format CD single, 12"
Recorded 1992
Genre Dance-pop, synthpop
Length 3:55 (album version)
4:01 (single remix)
Label Parlophone / EMI
Writer(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Absolutely Fabulous"
(1994)
"Yesterday, When I Was Mad"
(1994)
"Paninaro '95"
(1995)
Alternative cover
Alternate UK single cover

"Yesterday, When I Was Mad" is a single by UK Electronic music group Pet Shop Boys released as the fifth and last single from their 1993 album Very. The single peaked at #13 on the UK Singles Chart and #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play charts. The song was remixed by Jam & Spoon for its single release, among other things removing a compression effect applied to Tennant's voice during the verses.

Subject[edit]

The song is about the stresses of touring and how being away from loved ones can make musicians unwilling to trust others or carry on with their career, contrasting it with the humour of ironic, pretentious or rude things people say to touring musicians. Tennant has said that many of the lines in the song, such as 'And someone said, "It's fabulous you're still around today-you've both made such a little go a very long way!"' actually happened.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD 1: Parlophone CDRS 6386[edit]

  1. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (Single Version)
  2. "If Love Were All"
  3. "Can You Forgive Her?" (Swing Version)
  4. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (Jam & Spoon Mix)

UK CD 2: Parlophone CDR 6386[edit]

  1. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (Coconut 1 Remix)
  2. "Some Speculation"
  3. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (Junior Vasquez Factory Dub)
  4. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (RAF Zone Dub)

US CD: EMI E2-58319[edit]

  1. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (Jam & Spoon Mix)
  2. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (Coconut 1 12" Mix)
  3. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (Raf Zone Mix)
  4. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (Junior Vasquez Fabulous Dub)
  5. "Euroboy"
  6. "Some Speculation"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[1] 13
Belgian Singles Chart[citation needed] 16
Dutch Singles Chart[2] 28
German Singles Chart[3] 72
UK Singles Chart[4] 13
U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart[5] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Chart[5] 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Pet Shop Boys - Yesterday, When I Was Mad". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Pet Shop Boys - Yesterday, When I Was Mad". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. 2006-11-14. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  4. ^ "ChartArchive - Pet Shop Boys - Yesterday When I Was Mad". Chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  5. ^ a b Pet Shop Boys (2009-12-21). "Pet Shop Boys - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-23.