This Week's PSB Survey
"Being Boring" is one of themost highly regarded Pet Shop Boys songs among fans (if not *the* most highly regarded). Yet it somewhat "under-performed" as a single, reaching only #20 on the U.K. singles chart. Although there may be various reasons for this occurring, what one factor do you think *most* accounts for this relative lack of success as a single? [366 votes total]

It didn't sound very much like the Pet Shop Boys that people had come to know and expect. (92)
 25%
Its melody and/or arrangement didn't appeal to the singles-buying public. (83)
 23%
The Boys had come to the end of their "imperial phase" and an averse pop-culture reaction was setting in. The relatively poor charting of the song reflected this fact. (38)
 10%
Radio programmers didn't embrace it (for whatever reason). (37)
 10%
Its lyrics and subject matter didn't appeal to the singles-buying public. (32)
 9%
It was included on the already-released album "Behaviour," and people didn't want to buy a single that wasn't very different from the album version (just a shorter edit). (20)
 5%
For some other reason not listed here. (17)
 5%
It was poorly promoted and marketed. (17)
 5%
Although it's highly regarded by most fans, I'm not among them. I think it's highly over-rated, so its under-performance as a single doesn't surprise me one bit. (16)
 4%
Its video (with its flashes of nudity and few appearances by the Boys) didn't receive much airplay and/or didn't appeal to the public. (14)
 4%


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Comments About This PollTotal Comments 34 | Start A New Topic
TopicRepliesViewsStarted ByDate
never liked the song, but being remixed was great159negative1March 1st
Warchild/DiscoVery Arrangement062BCMarch 1st
It's...4182Toaster in the BathFebruary 26th
Sales1122OnyaFebruary 26th
Being Boring1144londonnoiseFebruary 25th
Overrated2194Lucumu851February 25th
The TITLE...8254NeverMindtheScarsFebruary 25th
Lyrics and content1151GabbyFebruary 25th
Smash Hits2179PeterFebruary 25th
Behaviour as a whole4245Andy BFebruary 25th
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