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Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This (1987)

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"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" is a song by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys and soul singer Dusty Springfield, taken ...

"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" is a song by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys and soul singer Dusty Springfield, taken from the duo's second studio album, Actually (1987). The song was released as the second single from the album on 10 August 1987.

A commercial success in both the United Kingdom and United States, the song helped revive Springfield's career and led to a resurgence of interest in her music. Following the single, the Pet Shop Boys wrote and produced the singles "Nothing Has Been Proved" and "In Private" for Springfield, both included on her album Reputation (1990).

Music video

The music video was filmed at the O2 Brixton Academy in London, featuring a female chorus line and male members of the pit orchestra. It made significant use of the theatre drapes and stage curtains for dramatic effect. Like all the singles taken from the album Actually (1987), the song also appears on the film It Couldn't Happen Here (1988), where it is briefly played in instrumental form, without vocals.

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