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Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe , the song was released twice as a single. Eliot 's poem The Waste Land. It was generally well received by contemporary music critics and has been frequently cited as a highlight in the duo's career. The first version of the song was produced by Bobby Orlando and was released on Columbia Records ' Bobcat Records imprint in April , becoming a club hit in the United States and some European countries. After the duo signed with EMI , the song was re-recorded with producer Stephen Hague for their first studio album, Please. In October , the new version was released, reaching number one in the United Kingdom and the United States in In , 20 years after its release, the song was awarded Song of The Decade between the years and by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. In the song was voted by the British public as the nation's 12th favourite s number one in a poll for ITV. After listening to some demos , Orlando offered to produce for the duo. Orlando played most of the instruments on "West End Girls", including the jazz riff at the end.