Song / F.L.M.
Mel & Kim / F.L.M.
"F.L.M." is a 1987 hit song that became the third single released by British pop duo Mel and Kim. The song was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, and peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart. The song was the title track to F.L.M., their debut album.
The song title is an acronym for "fun, love and money", but was actually a play on the sisters' frequent use of the expression "fucking lovely mate" during the recording sessions for the album.
Due to Mel being diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer in June 1987, the duo did not appear in the promotional music video for the song. Instead, a clip was compiled using footage of the sisters' live performance of "F.L.M", the music videos for "Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)" and "Respectable", a male actor playing the role of a detective, and string puppets resembling the duo.