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Frankie Goes To Hollywood

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Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 03:57
The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 05:32
Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 03:28
Rage Hard Frankie Goes To Hollywood 05:07
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Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 07:24
Born To Run Frankie Goes To Hollywood 03:59
Welcome To The Pleasuredome Frankie Goes To Hollywood 13:40
War Frankie Goes To Hollywood 04:15
The World Is My Oyster (Including Well / Snatch Of Fury) Frankie Goes To Hollywood 01:58

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The World Is My Oyster (Including Well / Snatch Of Fury)
Welcome To The Pleasuredome
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One of the most spectacular - and controversial - bands of the 1980s, Frankie Goes To Hollywood hit the UK Number 1 spot with each of their first three singles (the first time anyone had achieved this since Gerry and the Pacemakers in 1964) and launched a fashion trend with their run of Frankie Says... T-shirts. They originally emerged from the Liverpool punk scene, developing an overtly sexual image, high energy dance music and risqué stage show. First single Relax was released late in 1983 and became a club favourite, but didn't break into the mainstream until the following January when, enraged by its sexual innuendo, Radio 1 breakfast DJ Mike Read very publicly banned it. The resultant publicity rocketed the track to Number 1 and Frankie became fashion icons and one of the most influential bands of the decade; they were rarely out of the headlines as, promoted by startling videos, the next two singles Two Tribes and the ballad The Power Of Love also hit Number 1, with an equally successful album, Welcome To The Pleasuredome. However, in the midst of internal wrangles, they disappeared almost as fast as they'd arrived, as Holly Johnson launched a solo career. They briefly reunited in 2003 without Johnson, who concentrated on painting.