Banned ! = Relax & Cash In

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Saturday 27 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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“Banned by the BBC !”

I remember the time well. It was 1984 and the perceived sexual controversy surrounding Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and the lyrics to their song ‘Relax‘.

Like all young rebel teenagers, of course we all rushed immediately out to buy a copy of the then ‘banned’ single, and of course it rocketed to No.1

And they say there’s no such thing as bad publicity 🙂

After almost a year, the BBC lifted the ban; mainly I guess due to embarrassment, as all the commercial stations had continued to air the track, and the BBC’s actions only real effect was to add rocket fuel to their sales.

This is their performance on Top of the Pops (the weekly BBC chart rundown) at the end of 1984.

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“Relax”
Oh oh
Wee-ell-Now!
.
Relax don’t do it
When you want to go to it
Relax don’t do it
When you want to come
Relax don’t do it
When you want to come
When you want to come
.
Relax don’t do it
When you want to to go to it
Relax don’t do it
When you want to come
Relax don’t do it
When you want to suck to it
Relax don’t do it
When you want to come
Come-oh oh oh
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But shoot it in the right direction
Make making it your intention-ooh yeah
Live those dreams
Scheme those schemes
Got to hit me
Hit me
Hit me with those laser beams
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I’m coming
I’m coming-yeah
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Relax don’t do it
When you want to go to it
Relax don’t do it
When you want to come
.
Relax don’t do it
When you want to suck to it
Relax don’t do it (love)
When you want to come
When you want to come
When you want to come
Come-huh
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Get it up
The scene of love
Oh feel it
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Relax
Higher higher
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Hey-
Pray

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One thought on “Banned ! = Relax & Cash In

  1. janegundogan says:

    Holy moly. I never knew the words!

    Liked by 1 person

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