Right Said Fred celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their 1991 chart topping hit single I’m Too Sexy this year. To celebrate the release, brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass are releasing a 25th Anniversary EP of I’m Too Sexy plus a brand new album via Pledge.
You can watch the classic track on the EMI YouTube channel or from the embed below.
As part of their Pledge campaign, they’re inviting fans to join them in the studio and record a new track for the album as well as an opportunity to perform on a new recording of I’m Too Sexy, both of which will be filmed. The anniversary marks an important milestone for the brother’s career - not only is this a celebration of the single but also 25 years of global success.
I’m Too Sexy spent in excess of 6 weeks at the top of the charts and then a further incredible 4-months in the UK top 10, charting at No.1 in 32 countries around the world including the US. Following this, their second single Don’t Talk Just Kiss reached number 3 in 1991 at Christmas time and number 1 on the US dance chart. It was their third single though, Deeply Dippy, that would earn them their first UK number 1 with their debut album Up landing in at the top spot as well.
In the 25 years since I’m Too Sexy’s release, the brothers have reached fans all across the globe, selling in excess of 7 million copies of Up worldwide, receiving two Ivor Novello’s for I’m Too Sexy and Deeply Dippy as well as a Brit Award nomination for Best British Act.
Fred and Richard have also played The Royal Variety Performance, met the Queen, released a track for Comic Relief (Stick It Out) and, most importantly, Richard was voted Rear of the Year by Smash Hits Magazine.
By the dawn of the noughties, the brothers showed no signs of stopping and their success continued with various chart hits around the world including their first number 1 in Japan for album Stand Up, with the single Stand Up (For The Champions) consequently used by a number of NFL teams en route to Super Bowl glory. This wasn’t their first foray with the sports world, You’re My Mate was also the official song for the South African Rugby team in 2000.
Probably one of the most hardworking and enduring duos in pop, Right Said Fred continue to appear at various special events and TV shows all over the world performing in front of 200,000 people at the 2006 World Cup opening ceremony and 300 million people for the Bollywood Awards plus guest appearances on Good Morning America, Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, The Wright Stuff, Lorraine Kelly, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Pointless and Jamie Oliver’s Last Week Tonight.
However, after 25 years, the brothers remain true to their spirit - they don’t follow trends, they follow their instincts and have fun along the way. Doing music the ‘Right Said Fred’ way has always been the right way and their track record and continued success is testament to that. Long live Right Said Fred!