Absolutely Fabulous (song)

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"Absolutely Fabulous"
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Single by Pet Shop Boys
B-side "Absolutely Dubulous", "This Wheel's on Fire"
Released 30 May 1994
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded 1994
Genre Electronic, Eurodance, techno
Length 3:46
Label Parlophone / Spaghetti
Writer(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Liberation"
(1994)
"Absolutely Fabulous"
(1994)
"Yesterday, When I Was Mad"
(1994)

"Absolutely Fabulous" is a song produced by British electronic music group Pet Shop Boys. The song was released as a single for 1994's Comic Relief, under the artist name 'Absolutely Fabulous'. The song is based on the BBC comedy show of the same name and features sound bites taken from the first series of that show. The single since peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart[1] and number 7 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.[2] The single was more successful in Oceania region by debuted and peaked at number 2 in both Australia and New Zealand, which was also the highest peak position ever for the duo in Australian charts. Coincidentally this single is the Pet Shop Boys last top 10 single in both Australia and New Zealand to date.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

UK 4-track CD single: Parlophone[edit]

  1. "Absolutely Fabulous" (7" mix)
  2. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Our Tribe Tongue-in-Cheek Mix)
  3. "Absolutely Dubulous"
  4. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Dull Soulless Dance Music Mix)

UK CD single/CDRS 6382[edit]

  1. "Absolutely Fabulous" (7" mix)
  2. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Our Tribe Tongue-in-Cheek Mix)
  3. "Absolutely Dubulous"
  4. "This Wheel's on Fire"
  • This CD was withdrawn due to copyright legalities for the song "This Wheel's on Fire"[5]

UK cassette single[edit]

  1. "Absolutely Fabulous" (7" mix)
  2. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Dull Soulless Dance Music Mix)

Music video[edit]

The accompany video featured the Pet Shop Boys performing as the stars from the TV series (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are dancing around them. The clips from the first two original series are shown throughout the video as well.

Releases[edit]

Apart from its release as a single, the song "Absolutely Fabulous" also appears on the "Further Listening" disc that came with the 2001 re-issue of the Pet Shop Boys album Very. The music video clip of the song features on Pet Shop Boys' video compilation Various, available on VHS, as well as on the AbFab DVD collection of series one through three. The Our Tribe Tongue-In-Cheek Mix version of the song features on the band's Disco 2 album.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[7] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Singles Chart info Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2 May 2009.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, (Record Research Inc.), page 202.
  3. ^ a b "australian-charts.com > Absolutely Fabulous 'Absolutely Fabulous'". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  4. ^ a b "charts.org.nz - Absolutely Fabulous - 'Absolutely Fabulous'". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Absolutely Fabulous" at Sopetshopboys.co.uk
  6. ^ "June 1994/ Archive Chart: 18 June 1994" UK Singles Chart.
  7. ^ a b "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1994". Australian Record Industry Association Ltd. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25. Retrieved 2015-10-27.