Frankie by Sister Sledge was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, June 29, 1985 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was written by Denise Rich, the wife of the controversial American billionaire Marc Rich. After falling asleep on a plane going from the US to Switzerland, she dreamt the song, after which she woke up and started singing it before quickly writing it down. Denise had originally taken up songwriting to address her failing marriage. This was her first major songwriting success and she has gone on to write songs for Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Mandy Moore amongst others.

Frankie FAQs

Who sang Frankie?

Frankie was performed by Sister Sledge

What year did Frankie get to the UK number 1 spot?

Frankie first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, June 29, 1985

How long was Frankie at number 1 in the UK?

Frankie spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.