Song of the Day, October 4: Love Comes Quickly by Pet Shop Boys
October 4, 2011 Leave a comment
Today’s song is Love Comes Quickly by Pet Shop Boys. This British synth-pop duo emerged seemingly from nowhere in the mid-80s and caught everyone by surprise with their dry wit, tight pop sensibility, and wry vocals. With a long, successful career that ranges from delightful social commentary to overblown covers, the Boys always have something to say. While I am partial to their ode to reluctantly coming out (Can You Forgive Her?), this song from their debut stands out for me as their finest. As great and clever writers, the boys can sometimes be too clever by half. This sweet love song proves that they have some real substance even when they don’t bite. Although it was something of a commercial disappointment (peaking at #62 this week 25 years ago), it was the song that convinced me that Pet Shop Boys were worth my attention. Enjoy this 80s gem today.