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3,350: Two Tribes

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Two Tribes, Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s second single, was released on the fourth of June 1984. It was quite a thrilling time. My memory is that it was a good hot summer, we were wearing t-shirts asking/telling people to Choose Life, Relax Don’t Do It, and Arm The Unemployed.

I was 13 years old, so it’s slightly difficult to remember exactly how nuclear war seemed like it was just around the corner. But that’s how it felt. More thrilling than everyone dying, though, was this song, its video (and staying up late, I seem to remember, to watch its first unedited showing on Channel 4), and the fact that their debut single was climbing back up the charts.

It was a good time for music, looking back. There are five songs that I still listen to fairly regularly in the top ten from the week that Two Tribes entered the charts at number one (still quite a rare thing in those days): Two Tribes, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Smalltown Boy, High Energy, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now.

I did a chart about this in 2013. Worth another look, maybe. Bigger here.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever by Zayn and Taylor Swift

On this day
London 2012, 4 June 2007

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article

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Written by Craig

June 4th, 2017 at 2:47 am

Posted in Infographics,Music

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