Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin
The Pet Shop Boys released ‘Actually’ in 1987 and the lead single, “It’s A Sin” topped the charts in eleven country’s. It only went Top 10 (only?) here in the states, peaking at #8 on the U.S. Hot 100.
Having gone to a Catholic school growing up, Neil Tennant says the song was a reflection on the teachings in school:
“People took it really seriously; the song was written in about 15 minutes, and was intended as a camp joke and it wasn’t something I consciously took very seriously. Sometimes I wonder if there was more to it then I thought at the time. But the local parish priest in Newcastle delivered a sermon on it, and reflected on how the Church changed from the promise of a ghastly hell to the message of love.”
Hear it again this Saturday morning on AT40 – The 80s!