BRITISH SALES of the first two Frankie Goes to Hollywood singles now exceed three million.
‘Relax’ has sold 1,685,000, whilst ‘Two Tribes’ has turned in a useful 1,480,000. Consequently ‘Relax’ is now the fourth best selling single of all-time, and ‘Two Tribes’ is ranked eleventh. Further progress for ‘Two Tribes’ is assured, but ‘Relax’ will have a tough job climbing any further, as the third placed single, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s ‘You’re The One That I Want’ is nearly 200,000 sales ahead.
The 12-inch version of ‘Relax’ has now toped 600,000 but seems unlikely to pass New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’. But combined sales of the various 12-inch versions of ‘Two Tribes’ come to 807,000, a staggering total which may never be beaten—
Finally, ‘Two Tribes’ and ‘Relax’ have both sold-out runs of 40,000 cassettes, and retire as joint best selling cassingles ever…