Album: Behaviour (1990)
Charted: 12
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  • This song is written from the perspective of a jealous man who stays up all night, tormented, wondering where his lover is and why he's being ignored. Typical of their work, the gender is not specified. Frontman Neil Tennant, who wrote the lyric, came out as gay in 1994.
  • "Jealousy" is the first song the Pet Shop Boys duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe wrote together. They composed it in 1982, a year after they met, but didn't record it until 1990, when they included it on their fourth album, Behaviour. Synthesizer wizard Harold Faltermeyer produced the album with the group.
  • The video is set in an elegant restaurant where a girl and a guy (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - Malko from Game of Thrones, Mr. Eko from Lost) leave their partners, meet in the bathroom, and get it on. When they return, the jilted guy goes into a jealous rage and starts a slow-motion brawl.

    It was directed by Eric Watson, who also did the Pet Shop Boys videos for "What Have I Done To Deserve This?" and "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)."


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