The original version of this song was the B-side to The Pet Shop Boys 1986 hit "Suburbia." In 1995 an updated version charted in the UK.
The Pet Shop Boys explained this song to the Mail on Sunday March 8, 2009: "We visited Italy a lot and saw these cool kids, obsessed by music and fashion, called Paninari. We ended up writing a song about them."
Unusually for the Pet Shop Boys, Chris Lowe rather than Neil Tennant is the lead vocalist on this number.