Sunday, April 24, 2011

Frankie Goes To Hollywood- Relax

Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Relax is an infamous song, causing much controversy during the 1980s, mainly for the homoerotic overtones of the original video as well as BBC banning it after Radio 1 DJ Mike Read had a rant on air about the record sleeve and the lyrics. The controversy helped drive the song to the top of the charts, where it stayed for 5 weeks straight. Also the song became on of the most commercially successful songs of the 1980s, and is the seventh most successful single in US chart history.
Below is the original video that got banned. after you watch it you'll understand why.


7 comments:

  1. Never actually listened to this song before even after seeing all those t-shirts saying "Frankie says relax".

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  2. Really weird video and the "homoerotic" lyrics are too much. I see why it got banned.

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  3. The video was shot in a leather club in England somewhere, and got banned off of MTV

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  4. Heard about this. Fascinating.

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