Written by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant, influenced by Latin pop, the song was produced by Lewis A. Martinée, the Miami-based producer behind 1980s freestyle groups like Exposé. The song was also recorded at Martinée’s studio in Miami, resulting in a considerably large number of studio musicians for a Pet Shop Boys song being featured on it.
The duo had achieved three number ones in 1987-1988 and “Domino Dancing” was expected to continue this success. But the public reception to the duo’s new Latin sound proved disappointing. Neil Tennant remembers: “…it entered the charts at number nine and I thought, ‘That’s it, then - it’s all over’. I knew then that our imperial phase of number one hits was over.”
The single missed the Top Ten on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #18, and was the duo’s sixth and last Top 20 hit in the USA.
Edited by Abikyogra on 25 Oct 2008, 07:49
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