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It was the band's debut single. The hit version, produced by Trevor Horn and featuring the band along with other musicians, entered the UK Top 75 singles chart in November but did not crack the Top 40 until early January Three weeks later it reached number one, in the chart dated 28 January , replacing Paul McCartney 's " Pipes of Peace ". In June , bolstered by the instant massive success of the band's follow-up single " Two Tribes ", the single re-entered the Top Ten for a further nine weeks including two spent at number two behind "Two Tribes".
At that time Frankie Goes to Hollywood were the only act apart from the Beatles and John Lennon to concurrently occupy the top two positions on the chart. Several inch single versions and the "Frankie Say Relax" t-shirt craze fed the "Relax" phenomenon. The single re-entered the UK Top 75 in February , and, more successfully, in October , when it spent three weeks in the Top Ten.
In the United States "Relax" was also comparatively slow in reaching its chart peak. Released in March , albeit with a different mix and nearly a minute shorter in length, the single stalled at no. In January , a release of "Relax" that was far more similar to the UK hit version entered the Hot at no. A version of the song features on Frankie Goes to Hollywood's debut album Welcome to the Pleasuredome , released in October Horn described the original version of "Relax" as "More a jingle than a song", but he preferred to work with songs that were not professionally finished because he could then "fix them up" in his own style.
Morley opted to tackle the biggest possible themes in the band's singles "sex, war, religion" , of which "Relax" would be the first, and emphasized the shock impact of Frankie members Holly Johnson's and Paul Rutherford 's open homosexuality in the packaging and music videos. Horn dominated the recording of "Relax" in his effort for perfectionism.
Initial sessions with the group were held at The Manor Studio :  the band were overawed and intimidated by Horn's reputation, and thus were too nervous to make suggestions. Johnson said in his autobiography, "Whatever he said we went along with". Those sessions were later deemed to be not modern-sounding enough.