It's a Sin

It's a Sin by Pet Shop Boys was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, July 4, 1987 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant was raised Catholic and the lyrics reflect his unfavorable view of the church. This caused a lot of controversy, but got the group plenty of attention and helped make the song a huge hit in the UK. The ending stanza is sung in Latin and loosely translated it reads: "Father my father, please forgive me for I have sinned, it is my fault, it is my fault." The Pet Shop boys won a lawsuit against TV presenter Jonathan King after he accused them of stealing the melody from Cat Stevens' 1971 song "Wild World." King even recorded his own cover of that track to prove his point, but it flopped. The duo donated their out-of-court damages to charity.

It's a Sin FAQs

Who sang It's a Sin?

It's a Sin was performed by Pet Shop Boys

What year did It's a Sin get to the UK number 1 spot?

It's a Sin first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, July 4, 1987

How long was It's a Sin at number 1 in the UK?

It's a Sin spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.