FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD On Top Of The UK Singles Chart With Debut Single ‘RELAX’ 39 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past

10 February 2023

Today 39 years ago, on 10 February 1984, controversial Liverpool gang FRANKIE
topped the UK Singles chart with their dance floor killer RELAX.

The song was released on 24 October 1983, and immediately banned by the BBC, because
the record’s suggestive sleeve and lyrics, yet it reached, after a slow start, the top spot of the charts, staying there for six weeks.

The single sold more than 2 million copies in the UK alone and won Best Single Award
at the 1985 Brit Awards. In the US ‘Relax‘ repeated its slow UK progress. After its first release, it reached #67 in May 1984. But in January 1985, it re-entered the Billboard
Hot 100
at #70 and eventually reached #10.

Relax if you wanna come…


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