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Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Bilingual
B-side "Discoteca", "The Calm Before the Storm", "Confidential (Demo For Tina)"
Released 11 November 1996
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded 1995
Genre Synthpop, dance-pop
Length 3:48
Label Parlophone / EMI
Songwriter(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)"
"A Red Letter Day"
"Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)"
"A Red Letter Day"

"Single-Bilingual" is a song by the British synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was released as the third single of their 1996's album Bilingual. The single peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.

On the album the song is named "Single", but was renamed "Single-Bilingual" because Everything but the Girl also had a song named "Single" which had been released the previous May. The album version cross-fades with the previous track, "Discoteca", and the music video contains an interpolation of the aforementioned song at the end.

The video is one of the more comic in the Pet Shop Boys canon, featuring Tennant as a glib businessman travelling Europe and trying to pick up a woman in a bar. Towards the end, the visuals feature military aircraft suggesting that he is in actual fact an arms trader.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single 1: Parlophone CDRS 6452[edit]

  1. "Single-Bilingual"
  2. "Discoteca" (New version)
  3. "The Calm Before the Storm"
  4. "Discoteca" (Trouser Enthusiast's Adventures Beyond the Stellar Empire Mix)

UK CD single 2: Parlophone CDR 6452[edit]

  1. "Discoteca" (Pet Shop Boys extended mix) – 6:58
  2. "Confidential" (1992 demo for Tina Turner) – 4:46
  3. "Single-Bilingual" (Baby Doc mix) – 5:44
  4. "Discoteca" (Baby Doc mix)

UK cassette single TCR6452[edit]

  1. "Single-Bilingual"
  2. "Discoteca"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
Canadian Dance/Urban Singles Chart[1] 22
Finnish Singles Chart[2] 17
German Singles Chart[3] 77
Swedish Singles Chart[4] 39
UK Singles Chart[5] 14


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  5. ^ "Pet Shop Boys - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016.