One More Chance (Pet Shop Boys song)

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"One More Chance [1984 recording]"
The Belgian 12-inch edition.
Single by Pet Shop Boys
B-side "Theme For The Pet Shop Boys Pt II"
Released June 1984
(Reissued 1986, 1988 in Germany.[1])
Format 12-inch, 7-inch, MiniCD (1988 reissue)
Recorded 1984
Genre Synthpop
Length 3:26 (Kordak mix)
5:33 (Bobby "O" mix)
3:25 (7" Hurricane mix)
5:00 (12" Hurricane mix)[1]
Label Bobcat Records (US)
ChanneL Records (BE)
Planet Records (SE)
ZYX Records (DE)
Unidisc (CA)
Writer(s) Neil Tennant,
Bobby Orlando[2]
Producer(s) Bobby Orlando[2]
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"West End Girls"
(first release)
(1984)
"One More Chance"
(1984)
"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)"
(first release)
(1985)
"One More Chance [1987 version]"
Song by Pet Shop Boys from the album Actually
Released 1987
Genre Synthpop
Length 5:30 (album version)
3:49 (1987 7" mix)
Label EMI Manhattan / Parlophone
Writer Neil Tennant,
Chris Lowe,
Bobby Orlando
Producer Julian Mandelsohn
Actually track listing
"One More Chance [1987 version]"
(A1, CD01)
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
(A2, CD02)

"One More Chance" is a song by the English electronic music duo Pet Shop Boys, first released as their second single in 1984 and re-recorded for their second album Actually in 1987. The track was originally credited to Neil Tennant and producer Bobby Orlando,[2] before Chris Lowe wrote additional music for the album version.[3]

Composition[edit]

"One More Chance" was based on an unused backing track Bobby Orlando had recorded for the actor/singer Divine, provisionally titled "Rock Me".[3] Tennant then wrote a lyric for the song while in New York City, exploring themes of masochism and 'romantic paranoia'.[3] Later, in 1987, the midsection was added ("You're so extreme / I want to take you home with me").

Releases[edit]

The Bobby Orlando production was released on 12-inch vinyl in the USA by Bobcat Records;[4] in Germany, Belgium and Canada by ZYX Records, ChanneL Records and Unidisc respectively;[2][5][6] and on 7-inch vinyl in Sweden by Planet Records.[7]

One of the two US singles included an early version of "West End Girls", later their breakthrough single in 1985. The Canadian release featured tracks by Girly and Divine.

The 1987 re-recording was produced by Julian Mendelsohn as a standard 7-inch single and album version. Pet Shop Boys were dissatisfied with the mix so Mandelsohn produced a 12-inch remix, which ultimately ended up on the album. The unused 7-inch mix was eventually released in 2001 on the second disc of Actually / Further Listening 1987–1988.[8]

Track listings[edit]

United States 12-inch[edit]

  1. "One More Chance" (Kordak Remix) – 3:26
  2. "One More Chance" (Remix) – 5:33

United States two-song 12-inch[edit]

  1. "One More Chance" – 3:26
  2. "West End Girls" – 7:50

Belgian 12-inch[edit]

  1. "One More Chance" (Remix) – 5:33
  2. "One More Chance" – (3:26)

German 12-inch[edit]

  1. "One More Chance" (Kordak Mix) – 3:26
  2. "One More Chance" (Bobby O Remix) – 5:33

Swedish 7-inch[edit]

  1. "One More Chance" – 3:30
  2. "One More Chance" (Remix) – 5:37

Canadian 12-inch[edit]

  1. "One More Chance" – 5:34
  2. "Working Girl (One Way Love Affair)" (by Girly) – 5:10
  3. "Love Reaction" (by Divine) – 5:31

German 1986 7-inch[edit]

  1. "One More Chance" (Hurricane mix) – 3:25
  2. "Theme For The Pet Shop Boys Pt II" – 3:40[1]

German 1986 12-inch (reissued 1988 on 12-inch and MiniCD)[1][edit]

  1. "One More Chance" (Hurricane mix) – 5:00
  2. "Theme For The Pet Shop Boys Pt II" – 5:03[1]

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