Knockouts from the past…
19 December 2019
Dance-pop duo PET SHOP BOYS topped the UK singles chart 32 years ago, on 19 December 1987 with ‘ALWAYS ON MIND‘. The song has a long history. It was written
by a trio of professional songwriters: Johnny Christopher, Mark James, and Wayne Carson.
and was first recorded by B.J. Thomas in 1970. Over the years countless artists covered
the song resulting in a total of 300 registered versions. The most famous interpretation was the one by The King, by Elvis Presley in 1972.
It was in 1987 that Pet Shop Boys picked ‘Always On My Mind‘ to perform on a TV special commemorating the tenth anniversary of Elvis‘s death. Their version had such an impact that the duo decided to record and issue it. And the rest is number one history.
Here’s the original clip…
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