One More Chance (Pet Shop Boys song)

One More Chance (Pet Shop Boys song)
"One More Chance"

The Belgian 12-inch edition.
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Actually
Released June 1984
Format 12-inch, 7-inch
Recorded 1984
Genre Synthpop
Length 3:26 (kordak mix)
5:30 (bobby o. mix)
3:49 (1987 7" mix)
5:30 (album version)
Label Bobcat Records (US)
ChanneL Records (BE)
Planet Records (SE)
ZYX Records (DE)
Unidisc (CA)
Writer(s) Neil Tennant,
Chris Lowe,
Bobby Orlando
Producer Bobby Orlando (1984)
Julian Mandelsohn (1987)
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"West End Girls" (1984) "One More Chance" (1984) "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" (1985)

"One More Chance" is a song by the English electronic music duo Pet Shop Boys, first released as their second single in 1984 and re-recorded for their second album Actually in 1987. The track was originally credited to Neil Tennant and producer Bobby Orlando,[1] before Chris Lowe wrote additional music for the album version.[2]


"One More Chance" was based on an unused backing track Bobby Orlando had recorded for the actor/singer Divine, provisionally titled "Rock Me".[2] Tennant then wrote a lyric for the song while in Broadway, exploring themes of masochism and 'romantic paranoia'.[2] Later, in 1987, the mid-section was added ("You're so extreme / I want to take you home with me").


The Bobby Orlando production was released on 12-inch vinyl in the USA by Bobcat Records;[3] in Germany, Belgium and Canada by ZYX Records, ChanneL Records and Unidisc respectively;[4][1][5] and on 7-inch vinyl in Sweden by Planet Records.[6]

One of the two US singles included an early version of "West End Girls", later their breakthrough single in 1985. The Canadian release featured tracks by Girly and Divine.

The 1987 re-recording was produced by Julian Mendelsohn as a standard 7-inch single and album version. Pet Shop Boys were dissatisfied with the mix so Mandelsohn produced a 12-inch remix, which ultimately ended up on the album. The unused 7-inch mix was eventually released in 2001 on the second disc of Actually / Further Listening 1987–1988.[7]

Track listings

United States 12-inch

  1. "One More Chance" (Kordak Remix) (3:26)
  2. "One More Chance" (Remix) (5:33)

United States 12-inch

  1. "One More Chance" (3:26)
  2. "West End Girls" (7:50)

Belgian 12-inch

  1. "One More Chance" (Remix) (5:33)
  2. "One More Chance" (3:26)

German 12-inch

  1. "One More Chance" (Kordak Mix) (3:26)
  2. "One More Chance" (Bobby O Remix) (5:33)

Swedish 7-inch

  1. "One More Chance" (3:30)
  2. "One More Chance" (Remix) (5:37)

Canadian 12-inch

  1. "One More Chance" (5:34)
  2. "Working Girl (One Way Love Affair)" (by Girly) (5:10)
  3. "Love Reaction" (by Divine) (5:31)


  1. ^ a b Discogs
  2. ^ a b c Actually / Further Listening 1987–1988 booklet (Parlophone, 2001)
  3. ^ Discogs
  4. ^ Discogs
  5. ^ Discogs
  6. ^ Discogs
  7. ^ Rolling Stone

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