On this day in 1986: 'West End Girls' by Pet Shop Boys hits No. 1
Pet Shop Boys scored their only No. 1 hit in the U.S. on this day in 1986, West End Girls. The tune was also a chart-topper in the UK and Canada (and top five in every other civilized country).
Reviews of the song from critics were generally positive, with one exception being Rolling Stone. The magazine's review said any positive feelings about the tune were "nullified by peevish spoken asides and the cryptic posturing of the duo's lyrics."
The song lives on today as newer (and older) artists sample it. Listen for it in Madonna's 2006 song Jump.