UK No1 Single 30 years ago today: Pet Shop Boys with “It’s A Sin”

“It’s a Sin” is a song recorded by English synthpop duo the Pet Shop Boys which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in 1987, and was their third top ten in the US when it reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.

Written by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant, “It’s a Sin” was the lead single from the duo’s second studio album, Actually. Released in June 1987, it became the duo’s second UK number one single.

The song is a description of Tennant’s Catholic upbringing and education at St Cuthbert’s High School in Newcastle upon Tyne, implying that everything that is perceived to be pleasurable in life is regarded as sinful. [Wikipedia]

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Watch the video on the PetShopBoysParlophone YouTube Channel.

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