Frankie Goes to Hollywood discography

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Frankie Goes to Hollywood discography
Studio albums 2
Compilation albums 10
Video albums 3
Music videos 10
Singles 7

Frankie Goes to Hollywood were a British band who released two studio albums and seven singles before disbanding in 1987. Since then, almost all of their tracks have been rereleased on compact disc, including various compilation albums and CD singles. In recent years, their record company have also released original material that was never released at the time.

In 1983, they released their debut single, "Relax", which was highly controversial, due to its sexually explicit lyrics and highly suggestive music video. The video, which was shot in a gay nightclub, was banned by the BBC and MTV. After an extremely slow climb, including one week where the song actually went down the chart, Relax eventually topped the UK Singles Chart for five weeks, and still stands today as one of the best selling UK singles of all time. It also gained success in the United States, where it peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their debut album, Welcome to the Pleasuredome, was released in October 1984 and reached the top of the UK Albums Chart. Three more singles were released from the album: "Two Tribes", "The Power of Love" and "Welcome to the Pleasuredome". "Two Tribes" and "The Power of Love" both reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, while "Welcome to the Pleasuredome" peaked at number 2.

Their second and final studio album, Liverpool, was released in 1986. It failed to reach the same success of its predecessor, with only one of its three singles reaching the top 10 of the UK chart. The album peaked at number 5 on the UK Albums Chart, and was certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry, whereas Welcome to the Pleasuredome was certified triple platinum.

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
AUS
[1]
AUT
[2]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
NL
[6]
NOR
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[11]
US
[12]
Welcome to the Pleasuredome 7 3 9 7 4 2 8 1 7 5 1 33
Liverpool
  • Release date: 20 October 1986
  • Label: ZTT
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
72 7 72 9 5 5 8 12 13 7 5 88

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
AUS
[1]
AUT
[2]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
NL
[6]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[11]
Bang!
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: ZTT/Island Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
Bang!... The Greatest Hits of Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  • Release date: 18 October 1993
  • Label: ZTT/Island Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
5 15 15 8 20 38 21 11 4
Reload! Frankie: The Whole 12 Inches
  • Release date: May 1994
  • label: ZTT Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Maximum Joy
  • Release date: 25 October 2000
  • Label: ZTT Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
54
The Club Mixes 2000
Twelve Inches
  • Release date: 16 August 2001
  • Label: ZTT Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Rage Hard: The Sonic Collection
Frankie Say Greatest
  • Release date: 2 November 2009
  • Label: ZTT Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
27
Sex Mix
  • Release date: 3 August 2012
  • Label: Salvo
  • Formats: CD
61
Frankie Said
  • Release date: 5 November 2012
  • Label: ZTT Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
87

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
AUS
[1]
AUT
[17]
FRA
[18][19]
GER
[20]
NL
[21]
NOR
[22]
NZ
[23]
SWE
[24]
SWI
[25]
UK
[11]
US
[26]
1983 "Relax" 5 4 1 1 5 2 10 4 1 1 10 Welcome to the Pleasuredome
1984 "Two Tribes" 4 16 48 1 1 4 1 9 4 1 43
"The Power of Love" 4 8 20 4 10 2 14 2 1
1985 "Welcome to the Pleasuredome" 46 20 9 14 9 20 2 48
1986 "Rage Hard" 45 12 32 1 6 8 12 19 5 4 Liverpool
"Warriors of the Wasteland" 2 7 26 30 13 19
1987 "Watching the Wildlife" 23 47 28
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Re-issued singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[30]
AUT
[17]
FRA
[18]
GER
[5]
NL
[21]
SWI
[25]
UK
[11]
1993 "Relax" 22 10 21 13 12 6 5 Bang!... The Greatest Hits of
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
"Welcome to the Pleasuredome" 74 18
"The Power of Love" 80 10
1994 "Two Tribes" 16
2000 "The Power of Love" 65 6 Maximum Joy
"Two Tribes" 17
"Welcome to the Pleasuredome" 45
2001 "Relax" Twelve Inches
2009 "Relax" 191 Frankie Say Greatest
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Promotional singles[edit]

  • 2013: "Maximum Joy"

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Year Title Format
1987 From a Wasteland to an Artificial Paradise Laserdisc
1993 Shoot! The Greatest Hits of Frankie Goes to Hollywood Laserdisc, VHS
2000 Hard On DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director[31]
1983 "Relax" Bernard Rose
1984 "Relax" Godley & Creme
"Relax" David Mallet, Brian De Palma
"Two Tribes" Godley & Creme
"The Power of Love"
1985 "Welcome to the Pleasuredome" Bernard Rose
1986 "Rage Hard" Paul Morley, David Bailey
"Warriors of the Wasteland" Nick Burgess-Jones
1987 "Watching the Wildlife" Mike Perterly, Josh Thorne
2009 "Relax" n/a

References[edit]

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