1984 – Two Tribes – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
The 80′s are full of great songs, 1984 is no exception, but there is only one song that represents that year for me. Two Tribes, by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
The song was number one for nine consecutive weeks, and to this day, whenever I hear it, it reminds me of that London. A time when Carnaby Street was still cool, and punks used to hang around Oxford Street in groups, whilst tourists would stop to snap their photograph as if they were exotic birds on display.
There were neon socks, in hideous yellow, green and pink, and everyone was wearing the Frankie Says white t-shirts with large black letters. The music on the radio was a mix of the usual pop rubbish that’s always been around, but you also heard bands like The Cure, The Smiths and many others.
P.S 1984 was also the year Bandaid came out and of course, everyone was talking about George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four
I remember this video well…