Upbeat from the start, it actually tells the story of a runaway, with his parents’ exhortations that he come home. The title was possibly inspired by a 1975 film by Yorkshire TV called Johnny Go Home which was about runaways on the mean London streets.
It entered the UK singles chart on 8th June 1985 and I bought it on 21st June the Saturday before it climbed to number 15 on its journey to a high of number 8 three weeks later.
FYC were as cool as. The band consisted of Roland Gift on vocals with Andy Cox and David Steele, formerly of The Beat, providing the rest.