It's A Sin

COVER vs ORIGINAL: ‘It’s A Sin’

The song, “It’s A Sin”, was originally recorded by Pet Shop Boys in 1987

“It’s A Sin” was written and recorded by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of the Pet Shop Boys for their second studio album, “Actually”. It was released as the lead single in June 1987 and topped the UK singles chart as well as in thirteen other countries around the world. It reached No.9 in America and No.3 on the dance chart.

A new version of the song was recorded and released in 2021 by the UK synth-pop group Years & Years for the TV series It’s A Sin, which starred the lead singer, Olly Alexander. Alexander had previously performed the song “Dreamland” with the Pet Shop Boys at the Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park event in 2019.

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But which version is the best? the PET SHOP BOYS’ original or YEARS & YEARS’ cover?

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