Behaviour. Album is by the Pet Shop Boys, the English electronic pop duo. It was released on the 22nd of October 1990 as the duo’s fourth studio album.
The album was produced by 2x Grammy Award-winning producer, Harold Faltermeyer, who is best known for ” Axel F “, the 1984 hit single and theme of Beverly Hills Cop, starring Eddie Murphy.
Behaviour. is primarily Synthpop in style with a fusion of guitars. The Pet Shop Boys enlisted various Guest musicians like the Balanescu Quartet, J.J. Belle and Johnny Marr, the English musician and co-writer for English rock band, The Smiths.
The album has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) and Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry ( BPI ).
The lead single ” So Hard ” was released by record label Parlophone on the 24th of September 1990.
Lyrically it’s about two people, both of whom are unfaithful, and the consequences each face when the truth comes out.
The single reached number forty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. In the United Kingdom, it peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart.
” So Hard ” was a success elsewhere in Europe topping the chart in Finland and the Top Five in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland, Germany and Belgium. In Australia, it peaked at number twenty-seven and number twenty-one in New Zealand.
The Behaviour. album was commercially successful for the Pet Shop Boys. In the United States, they made number forty-five on the Billboard 200.
In the United Kingdom, it reached number two on the UK Albums Chart. Elsewhere it charted within the Top Forty in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. In New Zealand, the Album peaked at number forty-seven.
About the Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic pop duo made up of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. They formed in London in 1981 after meeting in an electronics shop.
The Guinness Book of Records has listed the Pet Shop Boys as the most successful duo in UK music history.
Their debut album, Please, released on the 24th of March 1986, notched up worldwide sales around three million copies. It reached number three in both the United Kingdom and Canada with a peak of number seven in the United States.
To date, the Pet Shop Boys album releases are thirteen studio, eight Compilations, fourteen videos, four remix and two live albums. They have also released one Extended Play, fifty-five singles and forty-seven music videos.
As multi-award-winning recording artists, the Pet Shop Boys have won many awards including three Brits, two Ivor Novello’s, one MTV Europe Music, one Music Week, one NME, two Q and one World Music Award. They have also been nominated for eight Grammy Awards.
Behaviour. Track Listing:
1. Being Boring
2. This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave
3. To Face The Truth
4. How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously
5. Only The Wind
6. My October Symphony
7. So Hard
9. The End Of World