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“Relax” is the debut single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in the UK by ZTT Records in 1983. The song was later included on the album Welcome to the Pleasuredome (1984).

Although fairly inauspicious upon initial release, “Relax” finally reached number one on the UK singles chart on 24 January 1984, ultimately becoming one of the most controversial and most commercially successful records of the entire decade. The single eventually sold a reported 2 million copies in the UK alone, making it the seventh best-selling single in the UK Singles Chart’s history. Following the release of the group’s second single, “Two Tribes”, “Relax” rallied from a declining UK chart position during June 1984 to climb back up the UK charts and re-attain number-two spot behind “Two Tribes” at number one, representing simultaneous chart success by a single act unprecedented since the early 1960s.

Upon release in the United States in late 1984, “Relax” repeated its slow UK progress, reaching number 67 upon initial release, but eventually reaching number 10 in March 1985.

The song won Best British Single at the 1985 Brit Awards.

The song was used in the films Body Double, Police Academy, Gotcha!, Bony a klid, Zoolander and The Proposal. It was featured in an episode of Miami Vice, in The Simpsons episode “Homer the Smithers” and in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Saints Row: The Third, and a 2009 television advertisement for Virgin Atlantic, marking 25 years since the company’s foundation.


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  • hf1809

    pperfect it song****

    15 May 5:54pm Reply
  • fattestpigeon

    this song reminds me of vh1

    14 Sep 2014 Reply
  • GraffMaster

    I'm off to kill the Malaysian prime minister.

    26 Aug 2014 Reply
  • eliacersoltero

    RELAX! Ow Ow Ow !

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • thierrydesmet

    Keep calm if you wanna come !!! RELAX MAN......

    21 May 2014 Reply
  • Wykenboy

    Just don't do it. Ok.

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • AnarchyKM

    nice; almost as good as Zappa's Bobby Brown

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • riverliffey


    9 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Rubvo

    frankie says relax!

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • rockopa53

    best what you can do - relax

    18 Mar 2014 Reply
  • rabbitfittz


    27 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Irisu-chan

    Frankie is just saying... Don't come before Frankie. It is necessary Frankie is pleasured first. [2] epic

    9 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Kevingreen903

    Got to be one of the most recognised intros thanks to Radio 1-teriffic

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • negativegirl0

    Better than "Keep calm & ..." by far

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • uwebausd1

    Hot Stuff

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Monade2010

    ♥ ♫¸¸.• ( still SO timeLESS brilliant ) •.¸¸♫ ♥ ♫

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    I remember those "Frankie Says Relax" shirts unfortauntly i never had one though..

    17 Mar 2013 Reply
  • RihoUibo

    PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. say your name 10 times 2. say your mom's name 5 times 3. say your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this to 4 other songs. if you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday. but if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck. SEND THIS TO 5 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN. THIS IS SO FREAKY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORK

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
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  • tripodthunder

    Love the Zoolander puns!

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
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