It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Bananarama

The most successful British girl group in pop history, Bananarama formed in London in late 1981. Drawing equal inspiration for their name from the children's television program The Banana Splits and the Roxy Music song "Pyjamarama," the trio was comprised of lifelong friends Keren Woodward and Sarah Dallin along with Siobhan Fahey, whom Dallin befriended at the London College of Fashion. After getting their start singing at friends' parties and at nightclubs (where they performed accompanied by backing tapes -- none of the women played her own instrument), they came to the attention of ex-Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook, who produced Bananarama's first single, a cover of Black Blood's "A.I.E. (A Mwana)." After the group backed Fun Boy Three on the single "It Ain't What You Do, It's the Way You Do It," the Three returned the favor for 1982's "He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'," a cover of the 1965 Velvelettes song that was the first of Bananarama's 26 U.K. chart smashes.

While their initial hits, including "Shy Boy," "Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)," "Cruel Summer" (their first U.S. smash), and a cover of the Shocking Blue's "Venus," were roundly dismissed as fluffy pop fare, the success of 1984's rape-themed release "Robert DeNiro's Waiting" convinced the group to tackle more serious topics; however, the follow-up single, "Rough Justice" -- a song protesting political tensions in Northern Ireland -- bombed, and the trio's career stalled. In 1986, Bananarama's fortunes improved considerably when they joined forces with the production team of Stock, Aitken & Waterman, who produced the album Wow!; the group's most successful outing to date, it featured "Love in the First Degree" and "I Heard a Rumour," both of which were major hits.

In 1987, Fahey left the group after marrying Eurythmics' Dave Stewart; she later resurfaced as one half of the duo Shakespear's Sister. Woodward and Dallin, meanwhile, enlisted pal Jacquie O'Sullivan, formerly of the Shillelagh Sisters, to fill the void. After a long layoff, the revamped group teamed with new producer Youth to issue the 1991 album Pop Life, which featured a cover of the Doobie Brothers' "Long Train Running." Shortly after the album's release, O'Sullivan too exited, and Woodward and Dallin forged on as a duo for 1992's Please Yourself and 1995's Ultra Violet. After a brief hiatus, the group returned with 2005's Euro-dance-friendly Drama and 2009's similar Viva. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

Comments

Report as inappropriate
80's fashion may be a bit out there, but the music ROCKS
Report as inappropriate
The Karate Kid.
Report as inappropriate
Love this song
Report as inappropriate
Love it's a Cruel Summer !!!!
Report as inappropriate
Awesome band !!!!
Report as inappropriate
Its a got fuken summer..... Just saying
Report as inappropriate
Bananarama It's a Cruel Summer.. one of my favorite song ♥
Report as inappropriate
It's a cruel cruel summer!!!
Report as inappropriate
rosalvavelas c o 6 5
It's such an 80's song, good memories!!!! ! ! ! !
Report as inappropriate
Cruel summer
Report as inappropriate
3 Hot Bananarama summer
Report as inappropriate
Eighties those were the awesome days can't forget don't want to
Report as inappropriate
Always hot
Report as inappropriate
Yeah baby she's got it!
Report as inappropriate
My girls...luv them!!!-MTB
Report as inappropriate
I always think of Karate Kid when I hear this song.
Report as inappropriate
you like bananarama, you should check out my all-girl group called chicks with dicks
Report as inappropriate
Don't read this because it actually works.You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life.Tomorro w will be the best day of your life.However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days.Now you've started reading it so dont stop.This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes.When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters.This is so scary because it actually works
Report as inappropriate
Too much of cruel summer right here
Report as inappropriate
scoshewolf7
;)
Report as inappropriate
Miss the 80s and being in high school la habra high
Report as inappropriate
NICE SONG
Report as inappropriate
I really miss the 80's although i was just a kid in the 80'sand i was a teenager in the 90's i still remember all the cool songs and music videos that aired on mtv before they aired real world and then all the other crappy reality shows that air now..mtv is no longer mtv without music videos...its a shame that the kids and teenagers today cant enjoy the music videos we enjoyed and looke forward to seeing the new video by a favorite band!
Report as inappropriate
give me a thumbs up if you miss the 80's.
Report as inappropriate
Uh, smoking hot, oh and they can sing too.
Report as inappropriate
With this Climatic Change perpectual summer! Hahaha I crack myself up.
Report as inappropriate
vic_dlg
Love the 80s
Report as inappropriate
On the soundtrack of movie "Romy and Michelles High School Reunion" great movie!
Report as inappropriate
Would like to step into a time machine and go back to the 80's just for the music. Happier and better always.
Report as inappropriate
vic_dlg
Love banarama
Report as inappropriate
michaelmelli n g e r
Aye... Daniel Son.. .Every time I hear this song I think about Karate Kid (the O.G. one) or Blue Crush.
Report as inappropriate
Bananarama.. . Lotta syllables.
Report as inappropriate
nycgurl77xo1
Yeah I got it !!
Report as inappropriate
Omg ....the Karate kid
Report as inappropriate
johangela0
Karen is with Andrew Ridgely from Wham...I think they are married
Report as inappropriate
Reminds me of Laruso's s**tty dance moves. lol
Report as inappropriate
I love that movie, I forgot about it till now. THX
Report as inappropriate
I will always relate this song with the movie The Karate Kid.
Report as inappropriate
Really brings me back in the nicest way
Report as inappropriate
middlesexnj
cbcito is correct about the bio being out of order. I also think it's inaccurate. Bananarama was taken more seriously by critics and music afficianados in its early days. With Stock, Aitken & Waterman and Venus they were considered have to become dance club fluff.
Report as inappropriate
yeti30312
i lusted after these girls for years...musi c is twee but they are hot so i can deal with it from time to time.
Report as inappropriate
cruel summer always reminds me of the karate kid
Report as inappropriate
This bio is a little out of order. Venus came out in 1986, and that was when they started working with Stock, Aitken & Waterman. (They wanted another You Spin Me Round). True Confessions was the album. Wow! came out a year later. Siobhan didn't leave until the Greatest Hits.
Report as inappropriate
A teenage boys wet dream.
Report as inappropriate
Always felt their songs and albums got better with time. They don't get enough credit for the 1990s and new millenium output! Thier 2010 single Baby It's Christmas was a very pleasant surprise too!
Report as inappropriate
Great studio production and harmonies. Used to crush on these babes collectively .
Report as inappropriate
Greate Music!!!
Report as inappropriate
cjmorales03
Just good stuff!! ;)
Report as inappropriate
GOOD SOUND--- HOT
Report as inappropriate
erintotosz
WOW! dchockeyguy has amassed an impressive amount of Bananarama trivia. How does one do that? J/K - I think it's pretty cool!!
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[124, 124, 99, 109, 68, 76, 84, 64, 127, 116, 87, 102, 69, 86, 83, 81, 84, 96, 99, 106, 97, 114, 114, 72, 90, 125, 115, 122, 69, 73, 126, 121, 124, 73, 78, 87, 99, 113, 123, 108, 124, 73, 126, 109, 92, 87, 95, 88, 85, 123, 79, 117, 114, 127, 110, 99, 120, 126, 107, 101, 114, 86, 94, 124, 105, 113, 119, 104, 83, 64, 108, 127, 107, 83, 80, 97, 112, 112, 126, 99, 80, 71, 106, 78, 64, 106, 109, 114, 80, 119, 118, 120, 117, 75, 87, 113, 108, 103, 84, 66, 102, 114, 93, 112, 97, 100, 125, 88, 95, 104, 93, 115, 100, 125, 93, 109, 85, 91, 117, 77, 116, 102, 112, 83, 80, 86, 83, 80, 104, 83, 90, 85, 89, 117, 124, 113, 125, 96, 109, 83, 99, 66, 98, 98, 96, 83, 86, 115, 113, 117, 89, 113, 117, 104, 95, 109, 95, 121, 67, 109, 100, 103, 73, 109, 114, 92, 77, 123, 120, 99, 89, 64, 100, 101, 85, 75, 117, 82, 126, 69, 122, 121, 94, 77, 126, 100, 94, 122, 82, 88, 122, 115, 80, 101, 91, 70, 81, 87, 96, 66, 83, 78, 84, 93, 80, 124, 108, 64, 83, 123, 104, 112, 126, 67, 83, 75, 95, 96, 68, 114, 112, 85, 126, 72, 67, 74, 115, 107, 96, 95, 83, 126, 66, 80, 81, 97, 90, 106, 106, 68, 72, 85, 71, 126, 87, 71, 65, 123, 100, 107, 90, 66, 77, 67, 117, 123, 68, 102, 109, 97, 126, 104, 117, 97, 120, 84, 90, 70, 115, 120, 106, 82, 70, 64, 92, 82, 96, 101, 73, 127, 90, 113, 85, 92, 83, 110, 87, 81, 85, 83, 106, 97, 65, 71, 108, 91, 112, 113, 76, 89, 103, 80, 115, 95, 118, 121, 116, 113, 80, 68, 95, 80, 98, 109, 96, 105, 68, 126, 111, 99, 79, 107, 70, 83, 114, 99, 67, 77, 84, 114, 125, 107, 69, 115, 121, 117, 100, 93, 77, 81, 96, 66, 107, 73, 118, 127, 97, 100, 64, 99, 97, 95, 115, 71, 127, 101, 103, 79, 119, 83, 98, 114, 102, 68, 90, 69, 111, 68, 66, 96, 89, 95, 96, 100, 80, 76, 122, 92, 85, 78, 78, 100, 78, 77, 86, 75, 77, 88, 86, 120, 111, 111, 112, 66, 122, 126, 125, 73, 124, 71, 126, 69, 99, 67, 77, 102, 91, 107, 118, 107, 104, 87, 103, 120, 108, 64, 125, 123, 110, 110, 125, 123, 114, 81, 108, 100, 67, 96, 118, 120, 69, 101, 113, 65, 83, 88, 89, 68, 72, 110, 103, 118, 94, 81, 64, 125, 127, 79, 86, 86, 88, 80, 79, 76, 70, 69, 66, 91, 102, 89, 101, 72, 97, 104, 104, 109, 86, 106, 125, 95, 64, 84, 124, 74, 126, 96, 97, 124, 82, 110, 97, 125, 105, 80, 111, 74, 77, 119, 114, 69, 117, 71, 82, 79, 84, 103, 119, 91, 90, 102, 111, 105, 103, 124, 88, 106, 77, 121, 108, 75, 67, 89]