Was It Worth It? (Pet Shop Boys song)

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"Was It Worth It?"
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Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Discography: The Complete Singles Collection
B-side "Miserablism"
Released 9 December 1991
Format 7" Single, 12" Single, CD single, cassette single
Recorded 1991
Genre House
Length 4:24
Label Parlophone / EMI
Songwriter(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys, Brothers In Rhythm
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"DJ culturemix"
(1991)
"Was It Worth It?"
(1991)
"Can You Forgive Her?"
(1993)

"DJ culturemix"
(1991)
"Was It Worth It?"
(1991)
"Can You Forgive Her?"
(1993)

"Was it Worth it?" is the second single released by UK electronic music group Pet Shop Boys from their compilation album Discography: The Complete Singles Collection.

The single peaked at number 24 on the UK Singles Chart,[1] becoming the group's first single to not reach the Top 20 since they signed to Parlophone in 1984 (the second being "Numb", fifteen years later).[1] This was the main reason why the song was not included on their later hits compilation PopArt, although it was on the DVD edition. The single's B-side was "Miserablism".

Track listing[edit]

UK 7" single R 6306[edit]

A. "Was It Worth It?" – 4:22
  • Engineer, mixed by Paul Wright
  • Guitar – Greg Bone
  • Percussion – Andy Duncan
  • Producer – Brothers in Rhythm
  • Programmed by Scott Davidson
  • Additional vocals – Carol Kenyon, Ghida de Palma, Tessa Niles
B. "Miserablism" – 4:11

US 7" single S7-57696[edit]

The A-side of this single was mistakenly mastered with the non-vocal dub version. The B-side is a label mistake and is "Miserablism" (Electro mix) – 5:38
Tracks as listed on the label:

A. "Was It Worth It?" – 5:15
B. "Miserablism" – 4:11

US 12" single VNR 56243[edit]

A1. "Was It Worth It?" (12") – 7:13
A2. "Was It Worth It?" (7") – 4:27
B1. "Miserablism" (Electro mix) – 5:38
B2. "Miserablism" – 4:11

US CD single E2-56244[edit]

  1. "Was It Worth It?" (7") – 4:27
  2. "Was It Worth It?" (12") – 7:13
  3. "Miserablism" (Electro mix) – 5:38
  4. "Music for the Boys" (Part 3) – 5:40
  5. "Overture to Performance" – 6:14

UK CD single CDR 6306[edit]

  1. "Was It Worth It?" – 4:23
  2. "Miserablism" (7") – 4:12
  3. "Was It Worth It?" (12") – 7:13
  4. "Was It Worth It?" (dub) – 5:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Designed by Farrow/3a/Pet Shop Boys
  • Artwork by (dolls) Toshima Tada
  • Photography – Robert Shackleton
  • Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991–92) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 153
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 3
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 19
Irish Singles Chart[5] 25
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 50
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 23
UK Singles Chart[1] 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Official Charts > Pet Shop Boys". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 15 July 2015". imgur.com. Retrieved 2015-08-02. 
  3. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  4. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Pet Shop Boys – Was It Worth It? (single)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for 'Was It Worth It'". Fireball Media. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  6. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > Pet Shop Boys – Was It Worth It?" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  7. ^ "swedishcharts.com > Pet Shop Boys – Was It Worth It? (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 

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