Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was released as a single twice. The first time, in 1984 on the Columbia label, it became a club hit. The second time, under EMI and with a different producer, it was rerecorded, and went to number one.  It was written by a duo one half of which thought it would be cool to do a rap record in a British accent…he wrote the song while watching a gangster movie and was inspired by the T.S. Eliot poem “The Wasteland”. The result is synthpop with a hip hop influence and a theme of inner city struggle from…Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe – The Pet Shop Boys. “West End Girls” is your 101 #1 Song of the Day



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