Frankie Goes To Hollywood T-shirts
So should your T-shirt display "Frankie Say Relax" or "Frankie Says Relax". Well, let's put a stop to the confusion right now.
The original, official 80s T-shirts were used to promote the band Frankie Goes To Hollywood which included Frankie Say Relax Don't Do It, Frankie Say Relax, Frankie Say War Hide Yourself and Frankie Say Arm The Unemployed. The band's PR manager Paul Morley designed the slogans, which borrowed heavily from Katharine Hamnett's block slogan designs - she designed the Choose Life for 80s pop band Wham!
Therefore, "Frankie Say" is the officially correct term as this refers to the band, not a person. Frankie Say Relax was, by far, the most popular official T-shirt design, and referred to the chart-topping, controversial song "Relax", which was banned by the BBC (for a while) for it's explicit lyrics. The accompanying video was also banned. Official shirts featured the band's logo on them underneath the slogan.
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