Question: What was the longest-running number one U.K. pop hit of the '80s?
Many pop music milestones of the '80s belong to major artists like Madonna and Michael Jackson. However, it may surprise some to learn the artist responsible for the decade's longest-running number one British pop song.
Answer: British dance-pop group Frankie Goes to Hollywood enjoyed some significant American pop success with the iconic "Relax," a tune that certainly remains its most well-known in the States. However, in the Liverpool band's homeland, "Relax" paled in chart success next to "Two Tribes," which holds the distinction of Britain's longest-running Number One hit of the '80s. Beyond its nine consecutive weeks at the top of the U.K. charts, the summer 1984 "Two Tribes" also provided its single predecessor with a second life as a major hit. At one point, in fact, "Two Tribes" and "Relax" held the top two spots on the U.K. chart simultaneously.