Discography: The Complete Singles Collection

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Discography: The Complete Singles Collection
Pet Shop Boys - Discography.png
Greatest hits album by Pet Shop Boys
Released 4 November 1991 (1991-11-04)
Recorded 1984–1991
Genre Synth-pop
Length 76:54
Label Parlophone
Producer
Pet Shop Boys chronology
Behaviour
(1990)
Discography: The Complete Singles Collection
(1991)
Very
(1993)
Singles from Discography: The Complete Singles Collection
  1. "DJ Culture"
    Released: 14 October 1991
  2. "Was It Worth It?"
    Released: 9 December 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA+[2]
Q5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[4]
The Village VoiceA[5]

Discography: The Complete Singles Collection is the first greatest hits album by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was released on 4 November 1991 by Parlophone.

Composition[edit]

Discography is a collection of all of the singles by Pet Shop Boys up to 1991. It is an 18-track compilation, 16 of which are singles released to that date, while the last two ("DJ Culture" and "Was It Worth It?" are new songs recorded exclusively for this album. The album contains the duo's cover version of U2's song "Where the Streets Have No Name", which later in the song breaks into the chorus of Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off You". Although the album's songs were released in some other form, this compilation only features seven-inch versions.

Around the time of the release of Discography, Pet Shop Boys also released the video compilation Videography, consisting of the music videos for each of the songs on this album in a slightly different order and with the song "Was It Worth It?" being replaced with "How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?", which itself was not on the audio versions of the album, despite being part of a double A-side with "Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes off You)" (the exclusion being due to the constrictions of the CD's running time).

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."West End Girls" (1985 7" version)Chris Lowe, Neil TennantPlease3:59
2."Love Comes Quickly"Stephen Hague, Lowe, TennantPlease4:17
3."Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" (1986 7" version)Lowe, TennantPlease3:36
4."Suburbia" (7" version)Lowe, TennantPlease4:03
5."It's a Sin"Lowe, TennantActually4:59
6."What Have I Done to Deserve This?"Lowe, Tennant, Allee WillisActually4:19
7."Rent" (7" version)Lowe, TennantActually3:32
8."Always on My Mind" (7" version)Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Carson ThompsonIntrospective3:53
9."Heart" (7" version)Lowe, TennantActually4:16
10."Domino Dancing" (7" version)Lowe, TennantIntrospective4:17
11."Left to My Own Devices" (7" version)Lowe, TennantIntrospective4:46
12."It's Alright" (7" version)Paris Brightledge, Marshall Jefferson, Sterling VoidIntrospective4:19
13."So Hard"Lowe, TennantBehaviour3:58
14."Being Boring" (7" version)Lowe, TennantBehaviour4:50
15."Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes off You)" (7" version)Adam Clayton, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr., The Edge, Bob Crewe, Bob GaudioNon-album single4:30
16."Jealousy" (7" version)Lowe, TennantBehaviour4:15
17."DJ Culture"Lowe, TennantPreviously unreleased4:13
18."Was It Worth It?"Lowe, TennantPreviously unreleased4:22

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[20] Gold 30,000^
Australia (ARIA)[21] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[22] Platinum 250,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[23] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[24] Gold 30,845[24]
France (SNEP)[25] Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[26] Gold 250,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[27] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Platinum 555,701[29]
United States (RIAA)[30] Gold 719,000[31]

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

References[edit]

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  20. ^ "Discos de Oro y Platino" (in Spanish). Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2018. 
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  25. ^ "French album certifications – Pet Shop Boys – Discography" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
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