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Encyclopedia > Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? was a UK number one single for three weeks in October 1982 for Culture Club. Culture Club was a popular 1980s British pop group, perhaps most noticeable for their gender-bending frontman Boy George. ...


The third single from the band, the sweet Lover's Rock style proved their commercial breakthrough. Initially picked up by BBC Radio 2 the song became a major hit after their memorable debut performance on Top of the Pops. The song was their breakthrough in America too, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in March 1983. BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and is the most popular station in the UK. It broadcasts throughout the UK on FM radio between 88 and 91 MHz from its studios in Western House, adjacent to Broadcasting House in central London. ... Top of the Pops was a long-running British music chart television programme shown each week on BBC and now licensed for national versions around the world. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...

Preceded by:
"Pass the Dutchie" by Musical Youth
UK number one single
October 17, 1982
Succeeded by:
"I Don't Wanna Dance" by Eddy Grant

 
 

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