Frankie Goes to Hollywood
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Frankie Goes To Hollywood (FGTH) was one of the most controversial and commercially-successful U.K. pop acts of the mid-80s. The Liverpool-based new wave group was fronted by vocalist Holly Johnson and supported by Paul Rutherford (backing vocals), Peter Gill (drums), Mark O'Toole (bass) and Brian Nash (aka Nasher, guitar).Read More...
The group's debut single, titled "Relax", was famously banned by the BBC and subsequently topped the U.K. singles chart for five weeks, enjoying prolonged chart success throughout 1984. Following the phenomenal follow-up success of "Two Tribes" and "The Power of Love", the latter being an emotional ballad experiencing seasonal resurgence over the years, FGTH became only the second act in the history of the UK charts to reach number one with their first three singles.
Things began to unravel in 1985 when their fourth single, "Welcome To The Pleasuredome", stalled at number two (success that many other groups would deeply envy, but they faced massive expectations). Their second (and final album), called 'Liverpool', took over a year to complete, reportedly at huge expense. The lead-off single, "Rage Hard", peaked at number four, and it was clear that the public had began to move on. 'Liverpool' sold poorly, despite critical acclaim and underground song plays, and conflict between lead singer Holly Johnson and the rest of the band led to an acrimonious split.
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- LyricsGuess what's happening now?
Hey hey, whoa, oh
Relax don't do it
- LyricsI'll protect you from the hooded claw
Keep the vampires from your door
I, feels like fire
I'm so in love with you
Dreams are like angels
When two tribes go to war
One is all that you can score
(Score no more, score no more)
- LyricsThe world is my oyster,
Ha ha ha ha ha
Life goes on day after day
In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin' out over the line
- War - 102,281 plays
- Bang - 73,754 plays
- Rage Hard - 84,148 plays
- The World is My Oyster - 59,251 plays
- Warriors of the Wasteland - 63,115 plays