Did You See Me Coming?

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"Did You See Me Coming?"
Pet Shop Boys - Did you see me coming.png
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Yes
B-side "After the Event", "The Former Enfant Terrible", "Up and Down", Brit Awards Medley
Released 1 June 2009
Recorded 2008
Genre Dance-pop, synthpop
Length 3:41
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Neil Tennant
Chris Lowe[1]
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys,
Xenomania
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Love etc."
(2009)
"Did You See Me Coming?"
(2009)
"Beautiful People"
(2009)

"Did You See Me Coming?" is a song written and recorded by Pet Shop Boys released on June 1, 2009 as the second single from their tenth studio album Yes.[2] It peaked at number 21 on the UK Singles Chart,[3] and is to date the last Pet Shop Boys single to have entered the UK top 40.

The single comes in six formats: two-track CD, Maxi CD, 12" vinyl, and three digital bundles, each with a different track listing.[4] Presented are new tracks "After the Event", "The Former Enfant Terrible" and "Up and Down" which do not feature on the album. There are also new mixes of album track "Did You See Me Coming?" by Pet Shop Boys and Unicorn Kid, and "The Way It Used to Be" mixed by Richard X. The Brit Awards medley, which was originally performed in February, is also released in one of the digital bundles.[5]

The 'Possibly More' mix features significant extra lyrics inspired by common descriptions found in lonely hearts/singles adverts, such as 'attractive, single, blue eyed, smart'.

Track listing[edit]

2-track CD
  1. "Did You See Me Coming?" – 3:41
  2. "After the Event" – 5:19
Maxi CD
  1. "Did You See Me Coming?" (PSB Possibly More mix) – 8:52
  2. "The Former Enfant Terrible" – 2:56
  3. "Up and Down" – 3:43
12" vinyl (33 1/3 RPM)
  1. "Did You See Me Coming?" (PSB Possibly More mix) – 8:52
  2. "Did You See Me Coming?" (Unicorn Kid mix) – 4:13
  3. "The Way It Used to Be" (Richard X mix) – 8:39
Digital bundle 1
  1. "Did You See Me Coming?"
  2. Pet Shop Boys Brit Awards medley
Digital bundle 2
  1. "Did You See Me Coming?" (Unicorn Kid mix)
  2. "The Way It Used to Be" (Richard X mix)
Digital bundle 3
  1. "Did You See Me Coming?" (PSB Possibly More mix)
  2. "The Former Enfant Terrible" (Bring it on mix)
iTunes US digital download
  1. "Did You See Me Coming?" (PSB Possibly More Mix) – 8:48
  2. "After the Event" – 5:16
  3. "Up and Down" – 3:41
  4. "The Former Enfant Terrible" (Bring It On Mix) – 7:22
  5. "Did You See Me Coming?" (Unicorn Kid Mix) – 4:08
  6. "The Way It Used to Be" (Richard X Mix) – 8:37
iTunes US digital download 2
  1. "Did You See Me Coming?" – 3:40
  2. "The Former Enfant Terrible" – 2:51
  3. "Pet Shop Boys "Brits" Medley" – 9:31
iTunes UK digital download
  1. "Did You See Me Coming?" – 3:40
  2. "Pet Shop Boys "Brits" Medley" – 9:31
  3. "Did You See Me Coming?" (Unicorn Kid Mix) – 4:08
  4. "The Way It Used to Be" (Richard X Mix) – 8:37
  5. "Did You See Me Coming?" (PSB Possibly More Mix) – 8:48
  6. "The Former Enfant Terrible" – 2:51
German Maxi CD (released on 19 June 2009)[6]
  1. "Did You See Me Coming?"
  2. "After the Event"
  3. "The Former Enfant Terrible"
  4. "Up and Down"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
German Singles Chart 49[7]
Israeli Singles Chart 5[8]
UK Singles Chart 21[7]
US Hot Dance Club Songs 1[9]
Preceded by
"Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs number-one single
21 November 2009
Succeeded by
"Fuck You" by Lily Allen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ascap entry for song
  2. ^ "Second single listed for release". Chartsingles.net. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  3. ^ "UK Top 40 Singles chart 2009-07-26". 
  4. ^ "The next single". Petshopboys.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  5. ^ "The Pet Shop Boys release new single". dailymusicguide.com. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  6. ^ "PET SHOP BOYS // Did You See Me Coming +++ EMI - Gute Musik ist besser". Emimusic.de. 19 June 2009. Archived from the original on 25 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  7. ^ a b "Pet Shop Boys - Did You See Me Coming". aCharts. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  8. ^ "Media Forest: Airplay chart". mediaforest.biz. 
  9. ^ "Chart Highlights: Adult Contemporary, Country, Rap Songs & More". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 

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