Phenomenal: Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Barney Hoskyns, New Statesman, 1984
THAT A GROUP should make the fourth-best selling British single of all time with their first release is remarkable; that they should follow it up with the eleventh-best selling British single of all time is freakish. Phenomenon is the only word for it: Liverpools Frankie Goes to Hollywood, like Michael Jackson, have made people buy records again.
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