Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood



Frankie Goes to Hollywood (FGTH), formed in 1980, were a British band popular in the mid-1980s. The group was fronted by Holly Johnson (vocals), with Paul Rutherford (vocals), Peter Gill (drums, percussion), Mark O'Toole (bass guitar), and Brian Nash (guitar).

The group's 1983 debut single "Relax" was banned by the BBC in 1984 while at number six in the charts and subsequently topped the UK singles chart for five consecutive weeks, going on to enjoy prolonged chart success throughout that year and ultimately becoming the seventh best-selling UK single of all time.[7] It also won the 1985 Brit Award for Best British Single.[8] After the follow-up success of "Two Tribes" and "The Power of Love," the group became only the second act in the history of the UK charts to reach number one with their first three singles; the first being fellow Liverpudlians Gerry & the Pacemakers. This record remained unbeaten until the Spice Girls achieved a six-single streak in 1996-1997. In 1985, Frankie Goes to Hollywood won the Brit Award for Best British Newcomer, and the band also received Grammy Award and MTV Video Music Award nominations for Best New Artist.[9][10]

Songwriters Johnson, Gill and O'Toole received the 1984 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for Two Tribes. In 2015 the song was voted by the British public as the nation's 14th favourite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV.



"Relax" is the debut single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in the United Kingdom by ZTT Records in 1983.
The Power of Love
"The Power of Love" is a song originally recorded and released by English band Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
Two Tribes
"Two Tribes" is the second single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in the UK by ZTT Records on 4 June 1984.
Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Welcome to the Pleasuredome is the debut studio album by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, first released by ZTT and Island Records on 29 October 1984.

Photos - Frankie Goes to Hollywood42

Popular Albums24

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Popular Songs10

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Spotify - Albums & Singles52


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News Articles12

Enjoy great night of music to help raise money to build a disabled toilet
  –  March 27, 2017
A nostalgic night out were you could be dancing to the sounds of the Bee Gees’ Staying Alive, Abba’s Dancing Queen, Bon Jovi’s Livin' On A Prayer and Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Relax or All That She Wants from the Ace of Bass and Britney Spears ...
“Grabbing hands, grab all they can”: Depeche Mode’s “Spirit” is a reminder of how political the band can be
  –  March 24, 2017
Industry’s “State of the Nation” condemns needless (and deadly) wars, as does Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Two Tribes.” The Human League’s monstrous “Dare” LP features “Seconds,” a song about the assassination of John F. Kennedy from ...
Conan O'Brien and Scientists Say That You Should 14/10 Not Trust Puppers
  –  March 24, 2017
This news caught the eye of Conan O’Brien. He had his doubts, but decided to conduct his own experiment: Know that if you ever hear Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “Relax,” forget it, dude. It’s already too late.
Movie Review – T2 Trainspotting (2017)
  –  March 23, 2017
Naturally, the songs are also skillfully utilized (Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood is inserted during a ridiculous action scene that just works on every level); Danny Boyle has certainly given a soundtrack that can compare to the original. However ...
  –  March 23, 2017
11 Views, N/A Watching, Good amount of views. 1 Sold, 0 Available. The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
T2 Trainspotting
  –  March 21, 2017
We also hear Queen (Radio Ga Ga), Blur, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and The Clash (White Man in Hammersmith). A David Bowie album is shown, but no Bowie this time. Of course we got a remix of “Lust for Life” (by The Prodigy). A number of times in the ...
reDiscover Paul McCartney’s ‘Flowers In The Dirt’
  –  March 20, 2017
The sessions eventually stretched from the autumn of 1987 through to February ’89, during which time McCartney teamed up with high-profile producers such as Trevor Horn (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) and Crowded House deskman Mitchell Froom, in addition to ...
Logic be damned: 'T2 Trainspotting' casts a profane, exuberant spell
  –  March 17, 2017
There's a cameo for Renton's crush Diane (Kelly Macdonald), a reprise of songs like Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax," even a reconfiguration of Renton's celebrated "Choose Life" monologue. But there is lots of new stuff too, including a government ...
Frankie goes to Hollywood
  –  March 16, 2017
When you spend five years in Ferndale, there's not much you don't end up dealing with. For Frankie Adams, her time on Shortland Street saw her character Ula Levi go through everything from murder to kidnapping to unwanted pregnancies. Yet those storylines ...
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Ferry cross the mersey MP3 Download and Lyrics
  –  March 15, 2017
So I'll continue to say here's where I always must stay, So ferry cross the Mersey, 'cause this lands the place I love, Ferry cross the Mersey, 'cause this lands the place I love and here I'll stay. And here I'll Stay, stay, stay, Ferry cross the Mersey ...
Snoop Dogg Joins the Ranks of Eminem, Madonna & More With Presidential Parody Music Video
  –  March 13, 2017
Snoop Dogg hopped into the game Sunday with his new Donald Trump-trashing "Lavender" collabo with BADBADNOTGOOD, which puts him in league with Eminem, Madonna, Green Day, Genesis, "Weird Al" Yancovic and Frankie Goes to Hollywood in taking their ...
Frankie Goes To Hollywood In Session – 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth
  –  February 17, 2017
Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Further evidence the 80s were all over the place musically, They began life as a New Wave band from Liverpool in 1980, after emerging from the Punk scene in the late 70s. But as the decade wore on, New Wave slowly morphed into ...


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