Tuesday, July 30, 2019

"Love Comes Quickly" by Pet Shop Boys

Song#:  2845
Date:  08/30/1986
Debut:  90
Peak:  62
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Synthpop, Dance-Pop

Pop Bits:  This UK duo stormed the US with the one-two punch of "West End Girls" (#1) and "Opportunities" (#10). The hits helped their debut album, Please, reach #7 and go platinum. They tried to keep the hits going with this third single. Unfortunately, it didn't catch on as well as their previous singles and it stalled in the bottom half of the Pop chart. Things were more positive on the Dance chart where a 12" remix of the song and associated b-side, "That's My Impression," got to #10.

ReduxReview:  This was another solid track from the Boys, but it might have been a little on the subtle side for Pop. Their previous singles were more striking with the talk/rap of "West End Girls" and the catchy chorus of "Opportunities" cutting through the typical pop radio fare. This track was quieter by comparison and it seemed to get lost in the shuffle. Still, it's a quality tune from the duo.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  In November of '86, the Pet Shop Boys would assemble a remix album titled Disco. It would contain remixes of a few track from Please and two b-sides from their singles. The duo's popularity in the dance clubs and on the charts helped the LP reach #15 in the UK. Remix albums weren't quite as popular in the US at the time, but Disco sold a few copies and got to #95 on the Album chart. Tracks from the LP would be spun in clubs and that would lead to the whole Disco album getting to #12 on the Dance chart. This would not be Pet Shop Boys' only remix LP. Over the years they would release three more Disco remix collections. Disco 2 would get to #75 (#6 UK) in 1994 and Disco 3 would scratch the chart at #188 (#36 UK) in 2003. The 2007 set Disco 4 would not chart.


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