Pet Shop Boys
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Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. According to the Guinness Book of Records they are the most successful duo in UK music history. They have achieved four UK number ones: "West End Girls" (also number one on the US Billboard Hot 100), "It's a Sin", a remake of Elvis Presley's "Always on My Mind" and "Heart". Other hit songs include a remake of The Village People's "Go West", "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" (a satire of Thatcherism which exemplified them as ironists) and "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" (with Dusty Springfield).
- "They have also consistently – if unintentionally – imbued their music with the 'open secret' of homosexuality, while maintaining an ambivalent public stance in relation to gay culture.
- The Guinness Book of Records 1999 p.228. Guinness, 1998
- Who's Who in Contemporary Gay & Lesbian History, page 326.