Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home

This was as good a debut song as there was in the 80s.  It entered the UK singles chart on 8 June 1985 and I bought it on 21 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.  In terms of songwriting credits, things look pretty equitable – on this one, Steele and Gift get the credit for the A side, whilst Cox gets the plaudits for the B side Good Times And Bad.

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