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Pet Shop Boys

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The Resume

    (1986- )
    Neil Tennant (August 19, 1954 - Vocalist)
    Chris Lowe (October 4, 1959 - Synthesizers)
    Recorded 'West End Girls,' 'Love Comes Quickly,' 'Opportunities (let's make lots of money),' Suburbia,' 'It's A Sin,' 'What Have I Done To Deserve This?' (with Dusty Springfield), 'Rent,' 'Always On My Mind,' 'Heart,' Domino Dancing,' 'Left To My Own Devices,' 'It's Alright,' 'So Hard,' Being Boring,' 'Where The Streets Have No Name (I can't take my eyes off you),' Jealousy,' 'DJ Culture,' 'Was It Worth It?,' 'New York City Boy' and 'Go West'

Why they might be annoying:

    Their group name honors friends who worked in a British pet shop.
    Neil Tennant sounds similar to Al Stewart ('Year of the Cat').
    When 'West End Girls' reaches #1 in England, the USA, Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand and Norway, selling 1.5 million copies, Tennant said: 'People endlessly ask us what it's like having a #1, but what it feels like is vaguely nothing. It feels like having a cup of tea.'
    Tennant said of their first LP 'Please,' 'It's so people can go into the record shop and say can I have the Pet Shop Boys album, please?.' (March 24, 1986).
    They receive the Best Single award for 'West End Girls' at the BPI Awards. Lowe stayed at home and watched the awards on TV
    'Jealousy' was banned on MTV as 'too violent.'

Why they might not be annoying:

    Their music is appreciated by both gay and straight dance clubs.
    They produced records for such singers as David Bowie, Liza Minnelli and Dusty Springfield.
    They won 'Group of the Year' in Germany (1988
    They are involved with 'Lifebeat,' an organization for people in the music business with AIDS.
    They produced the soundtrack for 'The Crying Game.'
    They performed at the Equality Rocks Concert for gay and lesbian rights (April 28, 2000).
    Research: Tim Howard

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 20 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 74 Votes: 44.59% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 43 Votes: 48.84% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 73 Votes: 53.42% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 98 Votes: 75.51% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 24 Votes: 70.83% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 61 Votes: 45.90% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 59 Votes: 35.59% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 72 Votes: 52.78% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 6852 Votes: 51.97% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 338 Votes: 42.60% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 1480 Votes: 35.54% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 46 Votes: 58.70% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 145 Votes: 45.52% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 158 Votes: 56.96% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 293 Votes: 56.66% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 310 Votes: 58.06% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 866 Votes: 55.20% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2001 Votes: 64.92% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 584 Votes: 56.85% Annoying