When we first heard the sound of Right Said Fred in the 90’s it was a breath of fresh pop sensibility air that stood out from the crowd and was great fun too.
Their debut single “ I’m Too Sexy” was a great massive hit and their second single “Don’t talk just kiss” really got us going, what a pop gem that has stood the test of time and with a classic melody that stuck in your head and got you straight onto the dancefloor. Not to mention the timeless ‘Deeply Dippy’ and that amazing brass section.
FRED POP FACTS AND HISTORY
In July 1991, the group released its début single, “I’m Too Sexy”, on the independent London-based record label Tug Records. The track is a distinctive dance song which takes a gentle swipe at the fashion industry.
It was a huge hit in the United Kingdom, spending six weeks at number two in the charts behind Bryan Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” and three months in the Top 10. The song also went to number one in 32 countries including the United States where it topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The song earned the band its first Ivor Novello award. The single also went to number four on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. “I’m Too Sexy” has been used in over 40 television shows and movies, including My Wife and Kids, The Simpsons, The West Wing and EastEnders.
Their second single, “Don’t Talk Just Kiss” with background vocals by soul singer Jocelyn Brown, was released in October 1991. It made number 3 in the United Kingdom Christmas charts, entered the top five in many countries, and reached number eight in the United States dance chart.
In February 1992, the band released its third single, “Deeply Dippy”. This was number one in the United Kingdom for three weeks, and peaked at number nine in the United States dance chart.
The success of the singles resulted in the band’s multi-platinum debut album, Up, reaching number one in the United Kingdom album charts as well as charting worldwide. The album remained in the Top 40 for almost a year.
In 1992, Heavenly Records released an EP that featured the label’s acts covering Right Said Fred songs for charity. The Fred EP contains Saint Etienne (performing “I’m Too Sexy”), The Rockingbirds (“Deeply Dippy”) and Flowered Up (“Don’t Talk Just Kiss”).
NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO – SWEET TREATS – 2017
The first track from their hotly anticipated album ‘Exactly’ is helping to support a charity close to Fred and Richard Fairbrass’ hearts.
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TOP HITZ – OUR REVIEW
Sweet Treats is an exceptional comeback and well worth the wait. It has the usual FRED pop sensibility and warm catchy sound with a classy sophisticated production, sexy guitars, killer bass and a dynamite chorus that sticks in your head after the first listen. Low budget or not the video is colourful, fun, uplifting and great, these boys have not lost their charm and charisma this a jubilant return.
The video was filmed in The Wheatsheaf pub in Slough.