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"Absolutely Fabulous" is a song produced by British electronic music group Pet Shop Boys. The song was released as a single for 1994's Comic Relief, under the artist name "Absolutely Fabulous". The song is based on the BBC comedy show of the same name and features sound bites taken from the first series of that show. The single peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart and number seven on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. The single was more successful in Oceania, debuting and peaking at number two in both Australia and New Zealand; in the former country, it is the band's highest-charting single, and in both, it was their last top-ten hit.

"Absolutely Fabulous"
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Single by Pet Shop Boys
B-side"Absolutely Dubulous", "This Wheel's on Fire"
Released30 May 1994
Format7" Single, 12" Single, CD single, cassette single
Recorded1994
GenreElectronic, Eurodance, techno
Length3:46
LabelParlophone / Spaghetti
Songwriter(s)Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s)Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Liberation"
(1994)
"Absolutely Fabulous"
(1994)
"Yesterday, When I Was Mad"
(1994)

Contents

Music videoEdit

The accompanying video features the Pet Shop Boys performing while Absolutely Fabulous characters Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) dance around them. Clips from the first two original TV series are interspersed throughout the video.

ReleasesEdit

Apart from its release as a single, the song "Absolutely Fabulous" also appears on the "Further Listening" disc that came with the 2001 re-issue of the Pet Shop Boys album Very. The music video clip of the song features on Pet Shop Boys' video compilation Various, available on VHS, as well as on the AbFab DVD collection of series one through three. The Our Tribe Tongue-In-Cheek Mix version of the song features on the band's Disco 2 album.

Track listingEdit

UK 4-track CD single: Parlophone CDR 6382

  1. "Absolutely Fabulous" (7" mix)
  2. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Our Tribe Tongue-in-Cheek Mix)
  3. "Absolutely Dubulous"
  4. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Dull Soulless Dance Music Mix)

UK CD single/CDRS 6382

  1. "Absolutely Fabulous" (7" mix)
  2. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Our Tribe Tongue-in-Cheek Mix)
  3. "Absolutely Dubulous"
  4. "This Wheel's on Fire"
  • This CD was withdrawn due to copyright legalities for the song "This Wheel's on Fire"[1]

UK cassette single TC-R 6382

  1. "Absolutely Fabulous" (7" mix)
  2. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Dull Soulless Dance Music Mix)

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[10] Gold 35,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[11] Gold 5,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Absolutely Fabulous" at Sopetshopboys.co.uk
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Absolutely Fabulous – Absolutely Fabulous". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  3. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Absolutely Fabulous". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Charts.nz – Absolutely Fabulous – Absolutely Fabulous". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Absolutely Fabulous – Absolutely Fabulous". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Pet Shop Boys Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  10. ^ a b "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1994". Australian Record Industry Association Ltd. Archived from the original on 25 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  11. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Pet Shop Boys – Absolutely Fabulous". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 16 July 2019.