Pet Shop Boys ‎– West End Girls

Genre:
Style:
Year:
Notes:
These editions comprise the worldwide hit version of "West End Girls". The song was originally produced by Bobby Orlando and released in 1984 (see Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls) and became a minor club hit. In 1985, Pet Shop Boys signed with EMI/Parlophone and re-recorded the song with producer Stephen Hague. This version was released in late 1985 and topped the charts worldwide into early '86.

Versions (80)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
R 6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single, Bla) Parlophone R 6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12R6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (Dance Mix)(12", Single, EMI) Parlophone 12R6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
060-20 0998 6, 1C K 060 20 0998 6 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)(12", Maxi) Parlophone, EMI 060-20 0998 6, 1C K 060 20 0998 6 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
GOOD 107 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)(12", Maxi) Parlophone GOOD 107 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
12RA6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)(12", Single, W/Lbl) Parlophone 12RA6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
10R 6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(10", Single, Ltd) Parlophone 10R 6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
14 2009236 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12") Parlophone 14 2009236 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
GOOD 97 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12") Parlophone, EMI GOOD 97 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
ED-164 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12") Parlophone, EMI ED-164 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
ED-164 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12") Parlophone ED-164 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
EP-PAL-84-X-007, EP-PAL-X-007 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", EP, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone EP-PAL-84-X-007, EP-PAL-X-007 Philippines 1985 Sell This Version
S 75131, 1C K 060 20 0923 6 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Maxi) EMI America, Parlophone S 75131, 1C K 060 20 0923 6 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
052 20 0923 6, 052-2009236 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Maxi) EMI, Parlophone 052 20 0923 6, 052-2009236 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
1C K 060 20 0923 6 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Maxi) Parlophone, EMI 1C K 060 20 0923 6 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1C K 060 20 0923 6, 060 20 0923 6 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone 1C K 060 20 0923 6, 060 20 0923 6 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1C K 060 20 0923 6 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Maxi, Promo, W/Lbl) Parlophone 1C K 060 20 0923 6 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
SPRO-9609 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Promo) EMI America SPRO-9609 US 1985 Sell This Version
ED 164 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Single) Parlophone, EMI ED 164 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
12R 6115, 12R6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 12R 6115, 12R6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
S 75131 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Single) EMI America S 75131 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
S 75131 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Single) EMI America S 75131 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
12R 6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Single) Parlophone 12R 6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
V-19206 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Single) EMI America V-19206 US 1985 Sell This Version
12R6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Single, Ove) Parlophone 12R6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
V-19206 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Single, RE) EMI America V-19206 US 1985 Sell This Version
P-B-8307 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Promo) EMI America P-B-8307 US 1985 Sell This Version
PRP-1162 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Promo) EMI PRP-1162 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
EMIJ 2009227 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) EMI EMIJ 2009227 Zimbabwe 1985 Sell This Version
B-8307 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) EMI America B-8307 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
R 6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) Parlophone R 6115 Ireland 1985 Sell This Version
NZP 3599 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) Parlophone NZP 3599 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
A-1655 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) Parlophone A-1655 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
EMISA 3484, EMIJ 2009227 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) EMI, EMI EMISA 3484, EMIJ 2009227 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
A1655 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) Parlophone A1655 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
006 20 0922 7, 1A 006-20 0922 7 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 006 20 0922 7, 1A 006-20 0922 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
006 20 0922 7, 006-2009227 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) EMI, EMI, Parlophone, Parlophone 006 20 0922 7, 006-2009227 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
1C 006 20 0922 7 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) Parlophone, EMI 1C 006 20 0922 7 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1C 006 20 0922 7, 1C 006-20 0922 7 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 1C 006 20 0922 7, 1C 006-20 0922 7 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
B-8307 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) EMI America B-8307 US 1985 Sell This Version
2009227 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) Parlophone 2009227 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
PAL-61196 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) Parlophone PAL-61196 Philippines 1985 Sell This Version
B-8307 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single, All) EMI America B-8307 US 1985 Sell This Version
06 2009227 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single, Bla) Parlophone 06 2009227 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
R 6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single, Car) Parlophone R 6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
B-8307 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single, Die) EMI America B-8307 US 1985 Sell This Version
R 6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single, Lar) Parlophone R 6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
B-8307 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single, Pic) EMI America B-8307 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
A-1655 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single, Promo, Bla) Parlophone A-1655 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
R 6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single, Pus) Parlophone R 6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
R 6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single, Sil) Parlophone R 6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
10R 6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(Acetate, 10", TP) Parlophone 10R 6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(Acetate, 12") Parlophone none UK 1985 Sell This Version
EP-MC-PAL 84-x-007 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(Cass, EP, Maxi) EMI EP-MC-PAL 84-x-007 Philippines 1985 Sell This Version
4S75131, 4S-75131 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(Cass, Single) EMI America, EMI America 4S75131, 4S-75131 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
4V19206, 4V-19206 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(Cass, Single, Dol) EMI America, EMI America 4V19206, 4V-19206 US 1985 Sell This Version
1068 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(Flexi) B+H Records 1068 Poland 1985 Sell This Version
K532F Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(VHS, Mono, Promo, PAL) Parlophone K532F UK 1985 Sell This Version
DIF 395 Pet Shop Boys Chicas Del Oeste = West End Girls(7", Single, Promo) EMI DIF 395 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
SEC-353 Pet Shop Boys Chicas Vagabundas = West End Girls(7", Single, Promo) EMI SEC-353 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
1565286 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (Nouvelle Version Remix)(12", Maxi) Parlophone 1565286 France 1986 Sell This Version
12RA6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)(12") Parlophone 12RA6115 UK 1986 Sell This Version
12EMIL(C) 2009226 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)(12", Maxi) EMI 12EMIL(C) 2009226 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
2009986 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)(12", Maxi) Parlophone 2009986 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
1C K 060 20 0998 6, 060-20 0998 6, 1C K 060-20 099 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)(12", Maxi, RP) Parlophone, Parlophone, EMI, EMI 1C K 060 20 0998 6, 060-20 0998 6, 1C K 060-20 099 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
12RA6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)(12", Single) Parlophone 12RA6115 UK 1986 Sell This Version
12RA6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)(12", Single, Die) Parlophone 12RA6115 UK 1986 Sell This Version
12RA6115 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)(12", Single, Die) Parlophone 12RA6115 UK 1986 Sell This Version
102-0174 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls = Chicas Del Oeste(7", Single) EMI 102-0174 Ecuador 1986 Sell This Version
102-0174 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls = Chicas Del Oeste(7", Single, Promo) EMI 102-0174 Ecuador 1986 Sell This Version
31C 052 200923Z Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12") Parlophone 31C 052 200923Z Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
1565286 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Maxi) Parlophone 1565286 France 1986 Sell This Version
JE-02.0002 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Maxi) EMI America JE-02.0002 Peru 1986 Sell This Version
2009236 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Maxi) Parlophone 2009236 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
JE-02 0002 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Maxi, TP, W/Lbl) EMI America JE-02 0002 Peru 1986 Sell This Version
S14-133 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Single) EMI S14-133 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
V-19206 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Single, RE, Dif) EMI America V-19206 US 1986 Sell This Version
1565286 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", TP) Parlophone 1565286 France 1986 Sell This Version
2009227 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) Parlophone 2009227 France 1986 Sell This Version
2009227 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single) Parlophone 2009227 France 1986 Sell This Version
4JM-50260 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(Cass, Single) EMI USA 4JM-50260 US 1989 Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 21 Reviews

Add Review

pyenapple

pyenapple

September 6, 2018
edited 3 months ago
referencing West End Girls, Cass, Single, Dol, 4V19206, 4V-19206

A near-perfect single, remixed in extended form. The extended dance version keeps all of the elements that make "West End Girls" so brilliant: that emotional pad of synths, those distant horns, the backing vocals. There are added clap-heavy percussion sections to draw out the length (it was the 80s, after all), but I find them charming. The b-side, "A Man Could Get Arrested", is lovely, and Tennant's melodic vocal progression and rhythms in it are immediately familiar and comfortable ("Opportunities", etc.). I really enjoy when a vocalist finds something that works really well and recycles it in new forms in subsequent variations. The Shep Pettibone dub version is a blissful, very extended (over nine minutes) instrumental excursion. You know how he does it. Classic.
Sashina

Sashina

August 5, 2018
referencing West End Girls, 12", ED-164
Do all copies of this release have the back of the sleeve printed 'upside down'? It's not mentioned or obvious from the photos.
pethead1974

pethead1974

May 7, 2018
referencing West End Girls, 12", Maxi, 2009236
The track listing for this is wrong. It’s only 2 tracks, no West End girls on side B
djfritzen

djfritzen

February 14, 2018
edited 10 months ago
referencing West End Girls, 12", Maxi, 1C K 060 20 0923 6
My version matches this one accept the label on Side A only shows the EMI and Parlophone text and logos and the "All rights..." in small letters no information about the content at all. Side B matches the posted picture of the label.
james-t

james-t

September 3, 2014
referencing West End Girls, 7", Single, Bla, R 6115
Is this record a re issue to the original 1984 version.
The_Gaijin

The_Gaijin

August 17, 2014
referencing West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix), 12", Single, 12RA6115
The entry for this version is surely a mistake? It has matrix numbers and credits for the Bobby O version, but claims an EMI catalogue number and Shep Pettibone remix title. Likely a bad cut and paste job from another entry.
Partisano

Partisano

November 1, 2013
referencing West End Girls, 12", Single, 12R 6115
Possible duplicate release
duanevinyl

duanevinyl

August 23, 2012
referencing West End Girls, 10", Single, Ltd, 10R 6115
i no its mad but a man could be arrested is not far off moon rock and is produced by bobby and is pure electro but only thing that spoiles it is when he starts singing tell me what ya think thanks
CRUSHTRASH

CRUSHTRASH

August 3, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing West End Girls, 10", Single, Ltd, 10R 6115
The Razormaid Class X (CD3) version of this track is only 5:43 min long (on the CD it's printed as 6:30!), so it is not identical to this 10". However large chunks do seem exactly the same, whilst others are totally removed, so the Razormaid version does use this mix as the primary source.