Discography: The Complete Singles Collection

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Discography: The Complete Singles Collection
Greatest hits album by Pet Shop Boys
Released 4 November 1991
Recorded 1984–91
Genre Synthpop
Length 76:54
Label Parlophone
Producer Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys chronology
Discography: The Complete Singles Collection
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
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A+[2]
Q 5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 5/5 stars[4]
The Village Voice A[5]

Discography: The Complete Singles Collection is the debut greatest hits package by the English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was released early in November, 1991.

As the name suggests, Discography is a collection of all of the hit singles by Pet Shop Boys up to that point (1991). It is an 18-track compilation, sixteen 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 Pet Shop Boys cover version of U2's hit "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 a video collection, 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 due to the constrictions of the CD's running time).

In 2003, Pet Shop Boys released an updated single collection called PopArt, which featured the video version of "Suburbia", and the album mix of "Heart" by mistake, but excluded "Was It Worth It?". In addition, it featured all the Pet Shop Boys singles released after 1991 with the exception of "Absolutely Fabulous" (which the duo do not consider a Pet Shop Boys release as the artist was credited as "Absolutely Fabulous") and "How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?". The updated collection was a double album and not in chronological order unlike this one.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "West End Girls [1985 7" version]"   Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant Please 3:59
2. "Love Comes Quickly"   Stephen Hague, Lowe, Tennant Please 4:17
3. "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) [1986 7" version]"   Lowe, Tennant Please 3:36
4. "Suburbia [7" version]"   Lowe, Tennant Please 4:03
5. "It's a Sin"   Lowe, Tennant Actually 4:59
6. "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"   Lowe, Tennant, Allee Willis Actually 4:19
7. "Rent [7" version]"   Lowe, Tennant Actually 3:32
8. "Always on My Mind [7" version]"   Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Carson Thompson Introspective 3:53
9. "Heart [7" version]"   Lowe, Tennant Actually 4:16
10. "Domino Dancing [7" version]"   Lowe, Tennant Introspective 4:17
11. "Left to My Own Devices [7" version]"   Lowe, Tennant Introspective 4:46
12. "It's Alright [7" version]"   Lowe, Tennant Introspective 4:19
13. "So Hard"   Lowe, Tennant Behaviour 3:58
14. "Being Boring [7" version]"   Lowe, Tennant Behaviour 4:50
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 Gaudio Non-album single 4:30
16. "Jealousy [7" version]"   Lowe, Tennant Behaviour 4:15
17. "DJ Culture"   Lowe, Tennant Previously unreleased 4:13
18. "Was It Worth It?"   Lowe, Tennant Previously unreleased 4:22



  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Discography: The Complete Singles Collection – Pet Shop Boys". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Eddy, Chuck (22 November 1991). "Discography -- The Complete Singles Collection". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Pet Shop Boys: Discography". Q (63). December 1991. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 630–31. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (24 December 1991). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2 October 2015.