Simply Red


Simply Red is a British soul/pop band from Manchester formed in 1983. They topped the charts in 1986 with "Holding Back The Years" and "If You Don't Know Me By Now." Original member Mick Hucknall served as lead singer to 2010.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Holding Back The Years (1986)
  • Money's Too Tight To Mention (1986)
  • The Right Thing (1987)
  • If You Don't Know Me By Now (1989)
  • It's Only Love (1989)
  • Something Got Me Started (1991)
  • Stars (1992)

Pop charts debut year: 1986

Years active: 1985-2010, 2015-present

Genres: Pop, soul, blue-eyed soul, sophisti-pop

Labels: Elektra, East West Records



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