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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
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Drama

1. Move In My Direction

2. Look On The Floor (Hypnotic Tango)

3. Waterfall

4. Frequency

5. Feel For You

6. Don't Step On My Groove

7. Middle Of Nowhere

8. I Love The Way

9. Lovebite

10. Rules Of Attraction

11. Your Love Is Like A Drug

12. Venus (Marc Almond's Hi Nrg Showgirls Mix)

13. Really Saying Something (Solasso Mix)

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Track List: The Greatest Hits Collection

1. Venus

2. I Heard A Rumour

3. Love In The First Degree

4. I Can't Help It

5. I Want You Back

6. Love, Truth And Honesty

7. Nathan Jones

9. Shy Boy

10. Robert De Niro's Waiting

11. Cruel Summer

12. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)

13. Trick Of The Night

14. Aie A Mwana

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Track List: Bananarama

1. Cruel Summer

2. Rough Justice

3. King Of The Jungle

4. Dream Baby

5. Hot Line To Heaven

6. State I'm In

7. Robert DeNiro's Waiting

8. Through A Child's Eyes

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Track List: The Very Best Of Bananarama

1. Venus

2. Love In The First Degree

3. Robert De Niro's Waiting

4. Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

5. Really Saying Something (Feat. The Fun Boy Three)

6. Cruel Summer

7. Shy Boy

8. I Want You Back

9. Nathan Jones

10. I Heard A Rumour

11. More, More, More

12. Only Your Love

13. I Can't Help It

14. Love, Truth & Honesty

17. Last Thing On My Mind (7" Mix)

19. Preacher Man (7" Mix)

20. Movin' On (7" Mix)

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moleculematt
I love you so much Bananaramama . I never have seen the karate kid but I hear that one of your songs in in there. Hope to hear that song and watch the karate kid soon. Hope you release more songs soon. Love you bananaramana .
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The Karate Kid....great movie with Cruel Summer song
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its sad the 80s are gone good music was invented every day then
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When my aunt uncle nd grand parents was alive
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Bring back so many memories
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Reminds me simpler days. In life �� love THEM 80s
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The 'music' of today is garbage. The music of the 80's was upbeat. It make you happy, made you WANT to dance, laugh, and have fun. It was not bitter, angry, full of crude language, sex, violence, etc.

The 80's inspire modern parties. People dress like they did then, (not the hipsters) and listen to this music.

I listen to modern hatecoreangr y e m o t r a s h when I work out...but will always love this era. Fond memories, all around...esp e c i a l l y women before plastic surgery!
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Love cruel summer !!!
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Yeah man�� cruel summer 2015 I loved the 80's! Karate kid rulez
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I don't miss the 80's.....I don't want to re live it. The music will always be the best.
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Oh how I miss the 80s
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80's fashion may be a bit out there, but the music ROCKS
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The Karate Kid.
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Love this song
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Love it's a Cruel Summer !!!!
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Awesome band !!!!
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Its a got fuken summer..... Just saying
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Bananarama It's a Cruel Summer.. one of my favorite song ♥
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It's a cruel cruel summer!!!
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rosalvavelas c o 6 5
It's such an 80's song, good memories!!!! ! ! ! !
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Cruel summer
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3 Hot Bananarama summer
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Eighties those were the awesome days can't forget don't want to
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Always hot
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Yeah baby she's got it!
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My girls...luv them!!!-MTB
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I always think of Karate Kid when I hear this song.
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you like bananarama, you should check out my all-girl group called chicks with dicks
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Too much of cruel summer right here
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;)
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Miss the 80s and being in high school la habra high
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NICE SONG
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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!
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give me a thumbs up if you miss the 80's.
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Uh, smoking hot, oh and they can sing too.
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With this Climatic Change perpectual summer! Hahaha I crack myself up.
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Love the 80s
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On the soundtrack of movie "Romy and Michelles High School Reunion" great movie!
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Would like to step into a time machine and go back to the 80's just for the music. Happier and better always.
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Love banarama
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Aye... Daniel Son.. .Every time I hear this song I think about Karate Kid (the O.G. one) or Blue Crush.
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Bananarama.. . Lotta syllables.
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Yeah I got it !!
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