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Saturday, December 28, 2013

#4 Song of 2013

Dear Poptastic Readers,

#4 in my favourite songs of 2013 is “Vocal” by Pet Shop Boys. You can click on the song title to see what Poptastic Confessions had to say about it previously. 

This was the first proper single from their new album Electric“Vocal” is a bit of an obscure track as it starts off slow, then goes relentless in the middle and back to slow again. The video is of ravers from the 90s. And it suits the song well.

I also saw the Pet Shop Boys in concert for the first time this year. It was so much fun. And “Vocal” was the last song and what a way to end the night!

Pet Shop Boys on stage in Oakland, California during "Vocal."

Now the Pet Shop Boys are no strangers to my Top 20 countdowns. But they did better this year than in recent years.

1986: "West End Girls" #12
1987: "It's A Sin" #16
1988: "Heart" #6
1988: "Domino Dancing" #18
1990: "So Hard" #13
1993: "Go West" #10
1995: "Paninaro '95" #7
2002: "Home And Dry" #10
2002: "I Get Along" #16
2004: "Flamboyant" #5
2006: "Minimal" #11
2007: "She's Madonna" with Robbie Williams #15
2009: "Love Etc." #20
2010: "Together" #19
2012: "Winner" #17

As you know their track “Thursday” came in at #8 in my countdown. That is two Top 10 hits for them this year! And "Love Is A Bourgeois Construct" just missed the Top 20 as it came in at #23.

“Vocal” is available on iTunes. Don't delay ... Buy it today!

Cheers then,

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