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Sounds of Pride: Pet Shop Boys, “Go West”

By Randy Slovacek

Writer/Editor of the Award winning LGBT blog, “The Randy Report” 

A “must-have” when it comes to Pride Month play lists is the Pet Shop Boys cover of “Go West.”  Trust and believe this lives on my pool playlist all summer long. BUT – especially during Pride Month.

The track is a 3-time gay-gay-gay play.

Originally recorded by The Village People (do I even have to elaborate here?), the song was covered by the Pet Shop Boys in 1993 and nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Music Video.”  Plus, the tune was featured in the Broadway musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

See? Gay 1, 2, 3. What’s not to love?

On top of the muscular melody, the lyrics offer a positive message totally born for Pride:

(Go West) Life is peaceful there

(Go West) In the open air

(Go West) Baby you and me

(Go West) This is our destiny

(Go West) Sun in wintertime

(Go West) We will do just fine

(Go West) Where the skies are blue

(Go West) This is what we’re gonna do

Check out the music video below.


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Previous posts from theOUTfront series “Sounds of Pride –The Music of Community, Love, and Equality”

Whitney Houston’s “My Love is Your Love,” Jonathan Peters REMIX 

The Flirtations’ “Everything Possible”

Sylvester’s Disco hit, “You Make Me Feel (Might Real)” 

Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing”

“I’m Coming Out” – Diana Ross

Fanfare for Gay Pride 


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