Nearly Winners

Media, The Arts

Who better to knock out an Olympics song than the very wonderful Pet Shop Boys? Their traditional melancholy tone has somehow made this sound as if the song is about someone who came close to winning but not quite close enough, and is still happy about it. You know, like Andy Murray. (Although I really hope this is finally Andy’s turn – Lord knows he deserves it.)

3 comments on “Nearly Winners”

  1. Jez Winship says:

    Well, Neil Tennant did sing ‘I think I’m running a race I know I’m going to win’ on I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing.

  2. glasgow1975 says:

    hmm, are the vocals pitched up, especially at the start?

  3. Helen Martin says:

    I actually rather like this song.

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