[Introspective] Final results of poll on three favorite PSB songs of the "Bilingual era"

Wayne Studer psbfan at geowayne.com
Sat Jul 27 21:09:53 PDT 2019

The final results are in for my poll of the past two weeks, in which I 
asked my site visitors to choose their three favorite songs from the Pet 
Shop Boys' "Bilingual era." And the three songs that received the most 
votes are:

* "A Red Letter Day," picked by 25.5% of the voters,
* "It Always Comes as a Surprise," chosen by 21.4%, and
* "Discoteca," selected by 20.8%.

Interestingly, the top vote-getter this time around received far fewer 
votes (in terms of percentage, at least) than the "winners" of my 
previous two polls, for the Very and Behaviour eras. Yet there were 
considerably more voters this time around than in those two surveys, and 
the "spread" of voting was much tighter, with the least popular songs 
receiving more votes than the least popular in the previous polls. As I 
said, most interesting. At any rate, to see the complete results, please 
visit my "Commentary" site at http://www.geowayne.com/psbhtml.htm and 
select one of the "Past Survey Results" options in the top navigation 
bar or click the appropriate link on my "What's New?" page.

My new survey for the next two weeks continues the "pick three" pattern, 
but with a very different focus this time around. One of my regular site 
visitors, Jonathan Cooper, will be DJing a 1970s, '80s, and '90s dance 
soon and is compiling a playlist of dance tracks for that gig. He wants 
to include three PSB songs that will be good for dancing, and he wants 
us to help him make his choices through our votes. But he wants to make 
sure they're familiar songs to most of his audience, so he's limiting 
the selections to singles of that period. To that end, I've listed all 
of the Boys' U.K. and/or U.S. singles of the eighties and nineties, from 
which we're asking you to pick the three that may not necessarily be 
your favorites, but which you think will be best for a dance party. So 
please take a few moments to make your three choices right there on my 
home page. And thanks, Jonathan, for this terrific poll suggestion. I 
hope we prove a big help!

Thanks to everyone who voted in my previous survey! And I hope you all 
have a wonderful two weeks ahead!


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