Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Eligible since: 2008 (The 2009 Induction Ceremony)
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Posted by Elwood on Tuesday, 10.17.06 @ 23:51pm
Relax has a better chance at getting in than the band itself, no offense. You gotta admit, the song kicks ass.
Posted by Seth on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 15:41pm
Just got word from the HOF CEO, he wanted me to tell the Members of FG2H to RELAX-we've got bigger fish to fry.
Posted by Jason on Saturday, 05.26.07 @ 14:32pm
Frankie may go to Hollywood, but he may not go to Cleveland.
Posted by Rick Jones on Friday, 03.14.08 @ 19:28pm
"Relax has a better chance at getting in than the band itself, no offense. You gotta admit, the song kicks ass."--Seth.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 19:05pm
"No. No it does not. It kicketh ass not. (Relax) doth indeed sucketh ass." -P
Posted by shawn on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 23:17pm
Actually, I was gonna lay into I Ran So Far Away next, but we can do this in any order you want, really. I'm not picky about the sequence.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 23:48pm
Alrighty, top 20 stupidest songs of the 80's:
Posted by shawn on Sunday, 05.4.08 @ 01:14am
Ok, I can't believe you didn't include the very worst song ever recorded of ALL TIME! That song, would of course be Olivia Newton-John's "Physical."
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 05.4.08 @ 01:37am
"We built this city..
Posted by Liam on Sunday, 05.4.08 @ 06:31am
Why Liam I must have upset you about my Roxette remark about the Cocteau Twins. Hey I tired several times listening to them...gotta give me some credit. That's more than I can say for most headbangers.
Posted by dano on Sunday, 05.4.08 @ 07:05am
The two songs that send me running for the Bromo-Seltzer
Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 05.4.08 @ 07:10am
"Frankie may go to Hollywood, but he may not go to Cleveland.
Posted by Ricky on Saturday, 08.30.08 @ 16:56pm
Yeah, it's a great song... on OPPOSITE DAY!
Posted by Philip on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 13:17pm
Yes I am. Personally, I believe Europe should be taken out and flogged while their instruments are burned right in front of them. They are my pick for the worst band of all f'n time.
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 16:49pm
FRH, please tell us your 27% chance of induction for this POS band (if you want to call it that) is a typo. You mean 2%, don't you?
Posted by prognosticator on Tuesday, 11.18.08 @ 12:31pm
frankie goes to JAIL
Posted by akeem on Tuesday, 12.30.08 @ 20:13pm
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, but they won't go to Cleveland.
Posted by sookie on Tuesday, 08.11.09 @ 13:10pm
Rajiv Goes to Bollywood
Posted by Joker on Wednesday, 12.30.09 @ 13:40pm
I agree with what's been said, put Frankie and all his friends in jail along with the Jonas Brothers, KeSha, Justin Bieber, the Black Eyed Peas, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashian sisters.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 03.6.11 @ 11:41am
Oh and add to that list New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys and Insane Clown Posse...I think I need to go take a shower now
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 03.6.11 @ 11:59am
Been on an '80s kick recently and although I'd never argue for Frankie Goes to Hollywood's induction into the RRHOF (or any music HOF, for that matter), they did cut some pretty fun singles during their mid-'80s heyday. Relax is a kick-ass workout song (Yeah, yeah, I know all about the homoerotic lyrics, but I'm not a homophobe, so that doesn't bother me). The Power of Love (not to be confused with Huey Lewis and the News's song from the Back to the Future soundtrack) is a bit sappy, but I give them credit for attempting a more traditional ballad, as opposed to the Hi-NRG stuff that was their forte. Speaking of which, the title track off Welcome to the Pleasuredome is a pretty interesting piece of synthpop with science fiction overtones
Posted by Zach on Wednesday, 08.5.15 @ 12:39pm
No worries Zach. My hatred of the style is somewhat abated by my departure from commercial radio and not having songs I don't care for shoved down my throat as the man behind the mic. That said, I'm still opposed to Simple Minds, Thompson Twins, Human League, Bad English, Gary Numan and Tears For Fears being inducted (and still iffy on the Eurythmics). I would like to see Duran Duran get in, and while I don't support Dead Or Alive, I do love their stuff. It was so over the top that it was awesome. I have "Brand New Lover" on my MP3 player that I listen to at work. As for Frankie Goes To Hollywood... "Two Tribes" is a better song.
Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 08.5.15 @ 18:40pm
Thanks for clarifying, Philip. Just for the record, Bad English was not a new wave/synthpop band, but rather a very bland AOR supergroup comprised of former members of Journey and John Waite (of Missing You fame). They had a hit with the godawful When I see You Smile in 1989 (A horrendous year for music in general, and.one that was a far cry from the glories of the first half.of the 1980s). Perhaps you were thinking of Modern English (the band that did I Melt with You, which is a fantastic song, helped in no small part by its usage on the soundtrack to the 1983 flick Valley Girl), which was part of the new wave scene.
Posted by Zach on Thursday, 08.6.15 @ 01:44am
Yeah, I meant Modern English. Hate "I Melt With You."
Posted by Philip on Thursday, 08.6.15 @ 02:39am
At last, my belated reply (You are aware I've mostly abandoned FRL because of my distaste for any and all aspects of the Hall of Shame, right?).
Posted by Zach on Thursday, 09.24.15 @ 14:35pm
Posted by Philip on Friday, 09.25.15 @ 00:22am
Finally someone mentioned doo wop! Thank you Philip.
Posted by Annamaria on Friday, 09.25.15 @ 11:51am
Posted by Nick on Friday, 09.25.15 @ 18:07pm
Posted by Annamaria on Friday, 09.25.15 @ 18:56pm
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