Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This?

Released on 10th August 1987, this was the song that helped to revive Dusty Springfield's musical career, and reached #2 in both the UK and America. The B-side featured the track A New Life, with the 12" vinyl also including the Disco Mix of the A-side.

The song was the second single from Tennant and Lowe's second full studio album, Actually, and the follow-up to the No.1 British hit single It's A Sin. The album remains Pet Shop Boys best-seller and certainly one of their finest.

Neil Tennant's very British rap gave the song a unique edge, and I particularly like the line "I bought you drinks, I brought you flowers, I read you books and talked for hours". But what helped to make the song a huge hit was, no doubt, Dusty's vocal part "Since you went away..." and, of course, the songwriting skills of Neil, Chris and Allee Willis - she also wrote the theme to the American sitcom Friends, "I'll Be There For You".

Watching the video, it's nice to see Chris Lowe dressed smartly for a change, and he looks so much better in a bow tie than the usual baseball cap.
Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This? 7 inch single sleeve
Please have a listen to this fantastic Paul Andrews mix which sounds like it was created in the 60s.