Remembering Mark Hollis of Talk Talk

Mark Hollis, the frontman of the British band Talk Talk, died on Monday (February 25, 2019) after a short illness.  He was 64).

Hollis formed Talk Talk in 1981 with Lee Harris, Paul Webb and Simon Brenner, releasing their first album, The Party's Over, the following year.

While in the U.S., they only charted four hits, peaking at 31 in 1984 with "It's My Life", they had eighteen top 100 songs in Britain, three of which hit the teens.

Here are Talk Talk's ten biggest hits in Britain:

10. I Believe in You (1988 / #85)


9. Dum Dum Girl (1984 / #74)


8. Give It Up (1986 / #59)


7. My Foolish Friend (1983 / #57)


6. Such a Shame (1984 / #49 / #89 U.S.)


5. Living in Another World (1986 / #48)


4. Talk Talk (1982 / #23 / #75 U.S.)


3. Life's What You Make It (1986 / #16 / #90 U.S.)


2. Today (1982 / #14)


1. It's My Life (1990 reissue / #13 // 1984 / #31 U.S.)


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