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Q: How many Pet Shop Boys does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Two, one to change the lightbulb and another one to look bored.

Submitted by: LucidLupin

Band Name Origins:

  • The TRUE story is that they had some friends who worked in a pet shop in Ealing; that's where they got the idea from. Also, they thought it sounded like the name of a rap group, and they we're trying to make rap part of their sound (e.g. West End Girls). The boys actually first met in an electronics store in 1981 (where they discovered that they both owned synthesizers and were into electronic music). Their original idea for a name was "West End" (another idea that ended up in West End Girls). Submitted by: The boy who couldn't keep his clothes on
  • It's a gay reference to the use of Gerbils in PVC pipes. Ala Al Pacino in cruising. The were taking the mickey out of the local gay boys who used to hang out at the local pet shop waiting for the next delivery of Gerbils. Submitted by: Flash

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Neil Tennant""Magazine Journalist"He was journalist for a pop magazine before co-founding Pet Shop Boys. - mads.

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Pet Shop MenThey've long grown up now!Larcen Tyler

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"West End Pearls""West End Girls"Regina Haniger
"West End Earls""West End Girls"Regina Haniger
"West End Squirrels""West End Girls"Regina Haniger
"Wrestlin' Girls""West End Girls"Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Two Divided By Zero,"Division cannot be done by zero.Heather Brockwell
"Domino Dancing,"I've never seen dominos dance, no legs.Peter
"Saturday Night Forever,"Saturday night ends when Sunday morning begins.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Do You Know The Way To San Jose?," Dionne Warwick"Go West," Pet Shop Boys
"Advice," Christina Grimmie"Go West," Pet Shop Boys
"You Cheated," The Shields"It's A Sin," The Pet Shop Boys
"What Are You Afraid Of?," West Indian Girl"West End Girls," The Pet Shop Boys
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Go Wet" originally "Go West"
Carmen Mistletoe
"Wet End Girls" originally "West End Girls"
Rachel Stedman

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Fit's A Sin" originally "It's A Sin"
Especially if you get too skinny?
"Itt's A Sin" originally "It's A Sin"
No, he's just a hairy guy!
"Zit's A Sin" originally "It's A Sin"
Some teenagers feel that way.
"It's A Sinh" originally "It's A Sin"
As in the hyperbolic function sinh.
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"It's A Sine" originally "It's A Sin"
It isn't any other trigonometric function.
Ashley Michelle McGowan

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Monet)" originally "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)"
Somebody's making copies of Claude's paintings.
"It's A Sid" originally "It's A Sin"
"It's A Din" originally "It's A Sin"
"Opportunities (Let's Take Lots Of Money)" originally "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)"
A bank robber's thoughts?
"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Honey)" originally "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)"

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Secret of Happiness""The Inside of Emotions"Duc4AmIRight
"Go West""Wester"EWOP
"Monkey Business""Acting Business"Duc4AmIRight
"Always on my Mind""Always on your Phone"Ten Second Braeden
"Let's Make Lots of Money""Truthful Hyperbole"Lionel Mertens
"Go West""Go North"EWOP
"Go West""Bomb West"Susanna Viljanen

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)Any MLM (multi-level marketing company)Edward
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)Shark Tank (TV show)Edward
I Want A DogPerky Puppypickle*
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)State LotteryEd

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
I'm with StupidAny New Atheist's answering machineKerry
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)Hunter Biden's answering machine.Edward
DrunkAlcoholics AnonymousRosie
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)Salvation Army/or any other charitable organization that accepts money.Ed
It's A SinCatholic ChurchEd

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Mama Tried
   Merle Haggard
Being Boring
   Pet Shop Boys
Mama Tried Being Boring
It backfired when Papa got too bored and left her!
Jacynthia Maries
The Politics Of Dancing
Domino Dancing
   Pet Shop Boys
The Politics Of Domino Dancing
Meet Virginia
West End Girls
   Pet Shop Boys
Meet West Virginia End Girls
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
Blue Rose Is
   Pam Tillis
Being Boring
   Pet Shop Boys
Blue Rose Is Being Boring
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Oak Ridge Pet Shop Boys
Oak Ridge Boys combined with Pet Shop Boys
Elvira is a West End Girl.
Submitted By: Martha Hankins
Pet Rock
Pet Shop Boys combined with Kid Rock
It was some silly fad during the 1970's.
Submitted By: Pat Mahiney
Pet Shop Boyz II Men
Pet Shop Boys combined with Boyz II Men
Submitted By: nally
Petty Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys combined with Tom Petty
Submitted By: Bob Oldhart

There are additional Pet Shop Boys Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"I Get Along"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a lot of Ovaltine
Original Lyrics:
With rock royalty
Misheard Lyrics:
Ramen suburban boys
Original Lyrics:
Roaming suburban boys
"West End Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a Western Town with thin walls
Eastern Boys, Western Girls.
Original Lyrics:
In a West End town a dead-end world
The East End boys and West End girls.
"West End Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lipstick girls
Original Lyrics:
West End girls
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Se A Vida É (That's The Way Life Is)"
Misheard Lyrics:
A pair of dice
Original Lyrics:
Of paradise

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

Once again, why we mishear "paradise" as "pair of dice".

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"What Have I Done To Deserve This?"
Better Lyrics:
What if I, What if I
What if come on the desert dish?

(See the film American Pie)
Original Lyrics:
What have I, What have I
What have I done to deserve this?
Submitted by: Eeko

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"What Have I Done To Deserve This?"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
How am I gonna get through?
How am I gonna get through?

What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?
Why They're Repetitive:
I might ask those boys the same question.
Submitted by: britrock

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Where's a policeman when you need one,
to blame the colour TV
Why They're Nonsensical:
Blame the color TV for what? Theft? Murder? Poor reception?
Submitted by: The Triple F-Rated Coffee Stirrer
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Stood by the bus stop with a felt pen
In this suburban hell
Why They're Nonsensical:
So your pen is the only weapon you have to protect you in the suburban ghetto? I'll just stand here and click my ballpoint menacingly...that will make the bus come faster and make the gangs go away.
Submitted by: Michelle

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Bet She's Not Your Girlfreind"
The Insulting Lyrics:
I'm kind of shy and dry, and verging on ugly.
Why They're Insulting:
A bit more insulting to himself, this lyric is a sure sign of low self esteem.
Submitted by: Cokeahollic

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Left to my own devices"
The Lyrics:
But in the back of my head, I heard distant feet, Che Guevarra and Debussey to a Disco beat.
Who They Mention:
Ernesto 'Che' Guevarra and Claude Debussey
Submitted by: Disco 3:16
"West End Girls (Only In the Original Version)"
The Lyrics:
Who do you think you are? Joe Stalin?
Who They Mention:
Joeseph Stalin
Submitted by: Coolio

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"West End Girls"
The Song Lyrics:
You got a heart of glass, or a heart of stone
Song They Mention:
"Heart of Glass" by Blondie; "Heart of Stone" by the Rolling Stones
Submitted by: Serafina
"I Want To Wake Up"
The Song Lyrics:
I stood at the kitchen-sink, my radio played
Songs like "Tainted Love" and "Love Is Strange"
Song They Mention:
This one actually mentions TWO other song titles!! (both of which appear in " marks) One by Softcell, and one by the Everly Brothers.
Submitted by: Matt Forrester

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Hold On"
Opening Lines:
Hold on, hold on
Submitted by: Sutch
"New York City Boy"
Opening Lines:
New york city boy
Submitted by: Mads

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"Ego Music"
The Boasting Lyrics:
it's all about me me me me yes yes yes yes you you you you no no no no
The singer makes it clear it's about himself(especially selfish since they're 2 people and Chris is involved with the songwriting too.
Submitted by: mads.

Song Title Space Change:

"I Get A Long" originally "I Get Along"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Wes Tend Girls" originally "West-End Girls"
Tend to those girls, wes.
Submitted by: Peter

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"I'm Not Scared"
The Lyrics:
If I was you, if I was you, I wouldn't treat me the way you do.
I think the Pet Shop Boys were exhausting this song.
Submitted by: Nate Jackson

Band Name Anagrams:

The Bossy Pop Submitted by: Joe
Best Shy Poop Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

Song Title Anagrams:

"Incoming Dad On" originally "Domino Dancing"
As in on base in a baseball game?
Submitted by: Carolyn Morgenstern
"Oncoming Dad In" originally "Domino Dancing"
Submitted by: Carolyn Morgenstern
"Oncoming Add-In" originally "Domino Dancing"
Submitted by: Rachel
"Incoming Add-On" originally "Domino Dancing"
Submitted by: Rachel
"Ain't Sis" originally "It's A Sin"
Submitted by: That Guy

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"West End Girls"
The Lyrics:
From Lake Geneva to the Finland Station.
Lake Geneva is a well known large European lake located in the Swiss Alps and is partly in Switzerland and partly in France. Finland Station is a passenger train station located in St. Petersburg (formerly Stalingrad) Russia.
Submitted by: Edward

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Guest Wind Earls" originally "West End Girls"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Guest Wind Earls" originally "West End Girls"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Guest End Whirls" originally "West End Girls"
Submitted by: Josh
"Guest End Whirls" originally "West End Girls"
Submitted by: Regina Olsen

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Bet Shop Poise originally "Pet Shop Boys"
Submitted by: Ned MacCamden

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Turning down a request from PETA"
At one point in their career, Pet Shop Boys were asked for a name change to Rescue Shelter Boys. But they politely turned down the offer.
Submitted by: Archie C.

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Pet shops
Submitted by: Winter Pepper

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"I'm With Stupid"
The Lyrics:
Oh-oh, I'm with stupid!
Definitely unfortunate when you're with one friend, and they might think that the "stupid" is referring to as that person.
Submitted by: Archie C.

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