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Bananarama
Bananarama: Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward on the cover of their 2005 album Drama.
Bananarama: Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward on the cover of their 2005 album Drama.
Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) New Wave, Pop, Synthpop, Dance
Years active 1979-present
Label(s) London Records (1981-1993)

ZYX Records (1994-1996)
M6 Interactions (2000)
A&G Productions (2004-2006) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Synthpop is a subgenre of New Wave in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... London Records is a record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, originally marketing records in the United States, Canada and Latin America from 1947 through the 1980s. ... ZYX Music is a German record label which was founded in 1971 by Bernhard Mikulski. ...

Website http://www.bananarama.co.uk/
Members
Keren Woodward
Sara Dallin
Former members
Siobhan Fahey (1979-1988)

Jacquie O'Sullivan (1988-1991) Keren Woodward in musical clip Nathan Jones Keren Woodward (born Keren Jane Woodward on 2 April 1961, in Bristol, England) is an English pop singer and songwriter from the girl-group Bananarama. ... Sara Elizabeth Dallin (born 17 December 1961 in Bristol, England) is an English singer and songwriter from the pop group Bananarama. ... Siobhan Fahey (born Siobhan Máire Deirdre Fahey on September 10, 1958) was a founding member of the 1980s British girl group Bananarama, and later founded the musical outfit Shakespears Sister. ... Jacquie OSullivan (born August 7, 1960, London, England) is a British singer and songwriter. ...

Bananarama are a British girl group who have had success on the pop and dance charts since 1982. The group have had ten Top 10 singles in the UK singles chart to date, as well as three U.S. Top 10 hits, one of which hit number one. Some of their biggest international hits include "Cruel Summer", "Venus", "Love in the First Degree" and "I Heard a Rumour". They are known for their unique vocal style which features all members singing in unison (rather than three-part harmonies). Lead vocals and background vocals were recorded in this way, and much of Bananarama's early material was recorded with all three members at the same microphone at the same time. Girl group UC3 sing The Star-Spangled Banner for U.S. troops in Afghanistan A girl group is a musical group featuring several young female singers who generally harmonize together. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Alternate cover Cruel Summer 89 cover Cruel Summer, a song by British girl group Bananarama, was a U.K. number eight hit in 1983 and a U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number nine hit in 1984. ... For other songs of the same title, see Venus (disambiguation). ... Love in the First Degree is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. ... I Heard a Rumour is a song by Bananarama featured on their Wow! album. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity, and therefore chords, actual or implied, in music. ...

Contents

Career

Early years

The group was founded in London in September 1979 by friends Siobhan Fahey, Sara Dallin, and Keren Woodward. Dallin and Woodward had been friends since the age of 4. The trio were ardent followers of the punk rock and post-punk music scene during the late 1970s and early 1980s and often performed impromptu sets or backing vocals at gigs for such bands as The Monochrome Set, Iggy Pop, The Jam, Department S[1] and The Nipple Erectors[2] Siobhan Fahey (born Siobhan Máire Deirdre Fahey on September 10, 1958) was a founding member of the 1980s British girl group Bananarama, and later founded the musical outfit Shakespears Sister. ... Sara Elizabeth Dallin (born 17 December 1961 in Bristol, England) is an English singer and songwriter from the pop group Bananarama. ... Keren Woodward in musical clip Nathan Jones Keren Woodward (born Keren Jane Woodward on 2 April 1961, in Bristol, England) is an English pop singer and songwriter from the girl-group Bananarama. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... The band circa 1979 An English art-punk band. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Department S - (L to R) - Tony Lordan, Vaughn Toulouse, John Hasler and Mike Herbage Department S was a British new wave band formed in 1980, who took their stage name from the 1960s TV series. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


In 1981, Bananarama's members were living above the rehearsal room which was used by former Sex Pistols members Steve Jones and Paul Cook. With their help, Bananarama recorded their first demo "Aie a Mwana" (a cover of a song by Black Blood, sung in Swahili). The demo was heard at Demon Records, who offered the girls their first deal. The song was an underground hit and the girls were subsequently signed by Decca (later London Records). They remained on this label until 1993. Bananarama's previous experience in a recording studio was as background vocalists on the Department S b-side "Solid Gold Easy Action", a T. Rex cover in early 1981. Sex Pistols are an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... Stephen Phillip Jones (b. ... Paul Cook, born on July 20, 1956, is an English drummer and former member of the Sex Pistols. ... For other uses, see demo. ... Aie a Mwana is the first single released by English girl group Bananarama. ... This article is about the language. ... After Jake Rivera previously started Stiff Records, Radar Records and F-Beat Records, he founded Demon Records with Andrew Lauder and Elvis Costello in 1980. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... London Records is a record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, originally marketing records in the United States, Canada and Latin America from 1947 through the 1980s. ... Department S - (L to R) - Tony Lordan, Vaughn Toulouse, John Hasler and Mike Herbage Department S was a British new wave band formed in 1980, who took their stage name from the 1960s TV series. ... T. Rex (originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, also occasionally spelled T Rex or T-Rex), were an English rock band fronted by Marc Bolan. ...


UK fashion magazine The Face featured an article on Bananarama after their first single, and it caught the attention of ex-Specials member Terry Hall, who invited them to collaborate with his new vocal group Fun Boy Three on the track "T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)". In 1983, the song hit the Top 5 in the UK and gave the girls their first significant mainstream success. Fun Boy Three then guested on Bananarama's song "Really Saying Something" later that year. For other uses, see The Face (disambiguation). ... Specials album cover The Specials were a British band formed in 1977 in Coventry (see 1977 in music). ... Terry Hall (born 19 March 1959, in Coventry, England) was the lead singer of The Specials, the Fun Boy Three, The Colourfield, Terry, Blair & Anouchka and Vegas. ... Fun Boy Three The Fun Boy Three were a short-lived but successful multi-racial English band which ran from 1981 to 1983 and was headed by singer Terry Hall after he left The Specials. ... Taint What You Do (Its the Way That You Do It) is a song recorded by Fun Boy Three and Bananarama. ... He was Really Sayin Somethin is a soul song written by Motown Records songwriters Norman Whitfield, William Mickey Stevenson, and Edward Holland, Jr. ...


Debut and follow-up albums

Bananarama experienced their greatest success during the period from 1982 to 1989. Their first three albums were primarily produced and co-written with Jolley & Swain. Their debut album, Deep Sea Skiving (1983) contained several hit singles — "Really Saying Something" (#5 UK) and "Shy Boy" (#4 UK) — and included a cover version of "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" (#5 UK). The band recorded a version of the Sex Pistols song "No Feelings" in late 1982 for the soundtrack of the British film Party Party. Steve Jolley (1950) and Tony Swain (January 20, 1952) were a successful pop musician, songwriting and record production duo in the United Kingdom in the early to mid-1980s, producing some of the top artists and songs of the era. ... Deep Sea Skiving is the debut album by Bananarama, released in 1983. ... Shy Boy is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye was a song written and recorded by Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, and Paul Leka; attributed to a then fictitious band Steam, it was released under the Mercury subsidiary label Fontana. ...


The next album, Bananarama (1984) was a more serious and socially conscious effort. The songs tackled heavier topics: "Hot Line to Heaven" is a stand against the drugs-are-cool culture; and "Rough Justice" dealt with social apathy. The album contained the hit singles "Robert De Niro's Waiting" and "Cruel Summer" (1983), which was included in the movie The Karate Kid. The trio also recorded the single "The Wild Life" for a 1984 American film of the same name. Their music videos from this period often contained a feminist or self-empowerment stance, such as learning how to box in order to scare off neighbourhood bullies ("Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"). Bananarama is the second album released by British girl group Bananarama. ... Hot Line to Heaven is a song written and performed by English girl group Bananarama. ... Rough Justice is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. ... Robert De Niros Waiting. ... Alternate cover Cruel Summer 89 cover Cruel Summer, a song by British girl group Bananarama, was a U.K. number eight hit in 1983 and a U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number nine hit in 1984. ... The Karate Kid is a 1984 John G. Avildsen film starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. ... The Wild Life is a song written and performed by English girl group Bananarama. ... The Wild Life is a 1984 comedy-drama film, written by Fast Times at Ridgmont High writer Cameron Crowe, and directed by Art Linson. ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... Feminism is a social theory and political movement primarily informed and motivated by the experience of women. ...


Bananarama were one of the few female groups featured on the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?", and were the only artists to appear on both the original 1984 Band Aid and the 1989 Band Aid II versions. They did not, however, participate in 2004's Band Aid 20 twentieth anniversary version. Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia by releasing the record Do They Know Its Christmas? for the Christmas market. ... Cover art for the original Do They Know Its Christmas? release – artist Peter Blake Do They Know Its Christmas? is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 specifically to raise money for Ethiopian famine relief. ... Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia by releasing the record Do They Know Its Christmas? for the Christmas market. ... Cover art for the original Do They Know Its Christmas? release – artist Peter Blake Band Aid is a British and Irish charity supergroup founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia by releasing a record Do They... Cover art for the original Do They Know Its Christmas? release – artist Peter Blake Band Aid is a British and Irish charity supergroup founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia by releasing a record Do They...


True Confessions

In 1986, some of the group's production duties on the album True Confessions were taken up by Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW). This move resulted in the international number one hit "Venus" (a remake of Shocking Blue's number one hit from 1970). The dance-oriented beats on the song typified the SAW approach to pop production. Bananarama were said to have been put in contact with SAW after hearing and expressing a fondness for "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive. Also in 1986, Dallin and Woodward were featured as backing vocals on two songs on Family Album, produced by John Lydon). True Confessions is the third album released by Bananarama. ... Stock, Aitken & Waterman, sometimes known as SAW, are a British songwriting and record producing trio who had great success during the mid-late 1980s and early 1990s with many of their productions. ... Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from The Hague that existed from 1967 to 1974. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) is a song originally released by Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake. ... Dead or Alive is a British New Wave band from Liverpool that rose to popularity during the 1980s. ... John Joseph Lydon (born January 31, 1956), also known as Johnny Rotten, is an English rock musician. ...


The music video for "Venus" received heavy airplay on MTV in the U.S. It featured the group in various costumes including a devil, a French temptress, a vampire and a Greek goddess. The video marked a pivotal shift towards a more glamorous and sexual image which contrasted with the tomboyish style of their earlier work. It was also the start of their use of male boy-toys as backup dancers which would become a hallmark of their videos. This visual iconography and Hi-NRG-influenced sound drew heavily from gay culture and accordingly attracted a gay fan-base. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... This is an overview of the Devil. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings that subsist on human and/or animal lifeforce. ... Hi-NRG (High Energy) is a type of electronic dance music which emerged and then became popular in nightclubs in the early 1980s. ... Christopher Street Parade Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures concern the culture, knowledge, and references shared by members of sexual minorities or transgendered people by virtue of their membership in those minorities or their state of being transgendered. ...


Wow! to Pop Life

WOW! was released internationally in March 1988.

In the wake of the success of "Venus", all production and co-writing responsibilities for their next album, 1987's Wow!, were transferred from Jolley & Swain to SAW. Consequently, the group's sound also morphed from rock-influenced and New Wave pop to dance-oriented, bubblegum Europop. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Wow! is the fourth album released by Bananarama. ... Wow! is the fourth album released by Bananarama. ... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... Europop refers to a style of pop music that developed in Europe throughout the 1970s which emphasized catchy beats, slick songs and frothy lyrics. ...


"I Heard a Rumour" was their strongest performing international hit from this album. "Love in the First Degree" was one of their biggest UK hits, and the disco-oriented "I Can't Help It" (which boasted a semi-controversial video featuring the group in a milk bath filled with fruit and half-naked men) was a minor hit. I Heard a Rumour is a song by Bananarama featured on their Wow! album. ... Love in the First Degree is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. ... This article is about the music genre. ... I Cant Help It is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. ...


By the time the third single from Wow! was released in early 1988, Fahey — who had married Eurythmics' Dave Stewart — left the group. She would later resurface as the front runner of the pop duo Shakespears Sister with Marcella Detroit. For the approach to music education, see Eurhythmics. ... David Allan Stewart, often known as Dave Stewart (born September 9, 1952 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear), is an English musician and record producer best known for his work with Eurythmics. ... Shakespears Sister (originally Shakespears Sister) was a band formed by Irish-born former Bananarama singer/songwriter Siobhan Fahey and American musician Marcella Detroit. ... Marcella Detroit (born Marcella Levy on June 21, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan) is a singer, musician and songwriter. ...


In Fahey's absence, Jacquie O'Sullivan (formerly of the Shillelagh Sisters) joined the ranks. The single "I Want You Back" was re-recorded with O'Sullivan, as was the The Supremes cover "Nathan Jones" which was released as a single from their 1988 retrospective compilation Greatest Hits Collection. At the same time, Bananarama entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the all-female group who have the most chart entries in history, a record they still hold. Jacquie OSullivan (born August 7, 1960, London, England) is a British singer and songwriter. ... now. ... This article is about the song by Bananarama. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... Nathan Jones is a hit single recorded by The Supremes, and released in spring 1971 (see 1971 in music) on the Motown label. ... Greatest Hits Collection is a complilation album released by Bananarama which features their single releases and greatest hits. ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ...


As as a fund-raising charity single for Comic Relief in 1989, Bananarama recorded a cover of the Beatles' song "Help!" with Lananeeneenoonoo, a mock girl group created by British female comedy duo French & Saunders with fellow comedienne Kathy Burke. 1989 also saw the band's first world tour, which hit North America, east Asia and the UK. Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Help! is a song by The Beatles. ... French & Saunders is a British sketch comedy television show written by and starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, and also the name by which the performers are known on the rare occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act. ... Kathy Burke (born June 13, 1964) is a British actress. ...


Bananarama's 1991 album Pop Life saw the group working with a variety of producers including Youth, Shep Pettibone, and Steve Jolley of Jolley & Swain. They also incorporated a wider range of musical genres including reggae, flamenco guitar, and acid house. After the release of the fourth and final single from the album, however, O'Sullivan left the band to form the short-lived Slippery Feet. Pop Life is the fifth studio album released by British girl group Bananarama in 1991 and is the only album released which features Jacquie OSullivan, who replaced Siobhan Fahey in Bananarama upon her departure in 1989. ... Martin Youth Glover (born December 23, 1960) is an influential record producer and a founding member and bassist of the UK band Killing Joke. ... Robert E. Pettibone, Jr. ... Steve Jolley (born October 15, 1975 in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is an American soccer defender, who currently plays for F.C. Dallas in Major League Soccer. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Flamenco is a Spanish musical genre with strong, rhythmic undertones and is often accompanied with a similarly impassioned style of dance characterized by its powerful yet graceful execution, as well as its intricate hand and footwork. ... For the 1994 novel by Irvine Welsh, see The Acid House. ...


As a duo

In 1993, Dallin and Woodward returned as a duo with a new album called Please Yourself, which also marked the return of production duties back to the remaining members of SAW, Stock and Waterman. Ironically, though the lead single was titled "Movin' On", the album was a regression to their previous Eurodisco sound as illustrated by their cover of Andrea True Connection's "More, More, More". It was to be their last album on London Records. Please Yourself is the sixth studio album by British girl group Bananarama. ... Movin On is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. ... Andrea True Andrea True (born July 26, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a former porn film star who was also a disco era singer. ... More, More, More was the signature song of Andrea True, who performed under the name Andrea True Connection. ...


Their next offering was 1995's Ultra Violet (titled I Found Love in Japan) on a new label. The album and its two singles "Every Shade of Blue" and "Take Me To Your Heart" were only released in some European countries, North America, Japan and Australia, and not in their home country. This page refers to the 1995 album by Bananarama. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


In 1998, Dallin and Woodward recorded the track "Waterloo" (a cover of the classic ABBA song) together with Fahey for the Eurovision celebration A Song For Eurotrash on Channel 4. In 2001, they released the album Exotica. Collaborators included Pascal Caubet and Dallin's partner Bassey Walker. The album also included Latin and R&B influenced dance songs, as well as reinterpreted versions of their earlier hits. Only two promotional singles would be released from the album: one of those was a cover of George Michael's ballad "Careless Whisper" (which was cowritten by Woodward's partner — and Michael's ex-Wham!-bandmate — Andrew Ridgeley. Audio sample Info (help· info) Waterloo was the first single from ABBAs second album Waterloo, their first for Epic and Atlantic. ... Abba redirects here. ... Eurovision redirects here. ... Eurotrash is a Rapido TV production in English. ... This article is about the British television station. ... Exotica is the eighth studio album released by British girl group Bananarama. ... This article is about the musician. ... Careless Whisper was a worldwide number-one hit song for George Michael in 1984. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Andrew Ridgeley (born Andrew John Ridgeley, 26 January 1963, in Windlesham, Surrey), is an English pop singer, guitarist and environmentalist. ...


As of 2002, Bananarama had sold 40 million albums worldwide. That year, they released another greatest hits album, The Very Best of Bananarama, in the UK. They also recorded the song "Love, Leave, Forget" for Sky TV's show Is Harry On The Boat? as well as the song "U R My Baby" for a German disco project. That same year, Bananarama (with Siobhan Fahey as special guest) celebrated their 20th anniversary at the London Astoria in London. 3,000 people participated in this event. The Very Best of Bananarama is one of several greatest hits collections by English girl group Bananarama. ... British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB - formerly two companies, Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting, which merged) is a company that operates the most popular subscription television service in the UK and Ireland. ... The London Astoria is a music venue at 157 Charing Cross Road in London. ...


With 80's retro in vogue, Bananarama attempted a comeback in the British charts in 2005. Solasso remixed their early hit "Really Saying Something" and re-released it as a single. "Move in My Direction", released in July, hit the charts at #14, making this song the group's 24th Top 40 UK hit, and their first Top 20 hit since their 1991 single "Preacher Man". Follow-up single "Look on the Floor (Hypnotic Tango)", however, peaked at a relatively disappointing #26 and the Drama album flopped at #169. In June 2006 the group's contract with A&G Productions expired and was not renewed. Move in My Direction is a pop–dance song written by British duo Bananarama, David Clewett and Ivar Lisinski for Bananaramas ninth studio album Drama (2005). ... Preacher Man is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama. ... Look on the Floor (Hypnotic Tango) is a pop–dance song written by Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward, David Clewett and Ivar Lisinski for Bananaramas album Drama (2005). ... Drama is an album by British girl group Bananarama. ...


Nevertheless, in the same year, the duo's fortunes were reversed. Drama was released in the U.S. on May 16 and after a fourteen year absence, Bananarama was back on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play and the Hot Dance Airplay charts with an import version of "Look on the Floor (Hypnotic Tango)". "Look on the Floor" became their first U.S. hit since 1992, when they scored with "Tripping on Your Love". "Move In My Direction" was released as a second single in the U.S. is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... Hot Dance Airplay is a monitored dance music radio chart that is featured weekly in both Billboard Magazine and its sister publication Billboard Radio Monitor. ... Look on the Floor (Hypnotic Tango) is a pop–dance song written by Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward, David Clewett and Ivar Lisinski for Bananaramas album Drama (2005). ... Tripping on Your Love is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama. ...


Summer 2006 saw the Warner Bros. Records release of The Twelve Inches of Bananarama, a compilation of twelve remixes on CD for the first time. The collection features the rare George Michael remix of "Tripping on Your Love", among others. Warner Bros. ... The Twelve Inches of Bananarama is a compilation album by English girl group Bananarama, released on October 2, 2006 by Warner Bros. ... This article is about the musician. ...


On March 19, 2007, Bananarama's first six studio albums were reissued by Rhino Records on CD with bonus material, including alternative versions, remixes and B-sides. On May 7 2007 another best-of collection titled Greatest Hits and More More More was released by Warner Bros. Records.[3] is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Greatest Hits and More More More is a compilation album by English girl group Bananarama, released on May 7, 2007 by Warner Bros. ... Warner Bros. ...


Dallin and Woodward performed a set along with other 1980s acts at Retro Fest on 1st September 2007 at Culzean Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland. Culzean Castle (pronounced cull-ANE: see yogh) is a castle near Maybole, Carrick on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. ... Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir in Scottish Gaelic) is a region of south-west Scotland, located on the shores of the Firth of Clyde. ... This article is about the country. ...


Future plans

In February 2007, Bananarama's official website announced that the band were back in the studio recording new material. A cover version of a French song which was popular in the 1980s which may surface as a single.


Bananarama are also contributing vocals as guest artists on the song "Ultra Violet" by new dance act Block Rocker, a teaming up of producers/remixers Digital Dog and Ashiva. The project was expected to be released in the summer but didn't surface.[4]


In October 2007, Bananarama announced that they would be appearing on 2008's Hear and Now tour which plays at stadiums across the UK. They also announced plans to record a new album of Disco cover versions - one of which is the rumoured French song.


Trivia

  • The band are listed as 189th most successful chart act of all time in the UK by the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and Albums.
  • "Banana" referenced the tropical style of their demo single "Aie a Mwana" (sung in Swahili), while "rama" winked at the Roxy Music song "Pyjamarama".
  • Almost all of their albums feature a minimum of one cover song.
  • In 1983, Bananarama appeared in the Eurythmics video for "Who's That Girl?". The video also featured Jacquie O'Sullivan, who would replace Fahey in the band six years later.
  • "Venus" was featured on an episode of Beavis and Butthead in which the duo watched the video and came to the conclusion that "if these chicks married GWAR, they'd have the coolest kids ever".
  • After her departure, Jacquie O'Sullivan revealed that her membership in the band was purely a business contract and she had no say in creative decisions.
  • Dallin and Woodward made a cameo appearance in Sigue Sigue Sputnik's "Success" video.
  • In an interview with CBC TV's Good Rockin' Tonite during promotions for Pop Life, Woodward revealed that SAW called them the most "awkward act" they had ever worked with. Woodward clarified that this was meant, and taken, as a compliment as the girls were insistent on being active and equal in the song creation process.
  • Famous artists who have remixed or produced Bananarama songs include George Michael, Marc Almond of Soft Cell, and Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates.
  • Acts who have covered or sampled Bananarama songs include Ace of Base, Blestenation, Swedish electronica artist Sophie Rimheden, and Steps.
  • In the novella Darlinghurst Heroes (1998, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada) by Québécois literary and visual artist André Martin, the narrator attends a party in Sydney, Australia thrown to celebrate a visit from Bananarama.
  • In 2005, Dallin and Woodward revealed in an interview that one of Shakespears Sister's biggest hits "You're History" was written about them and their track "Movin On" was their response.
  • Dallin and Woodward once beat up Peter Cunnah of D:Ream after he insulted them at an industry event. Dallin grabbed his face and pushed him to the ground, whilst Woodward kicked his legs as he fell down. [5] [6]

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Discography

For a complete list of Bananarama albums and singles, see Bananarama discography. Below is a list of singles and albums released by English girl group Bananarama. ...


Tours

  • 1989 (March) World Tour
  • 1997 Australian tour
  • 1999 UK tour with Culture Club

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See also

This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ... This is an alphabetical list of popular music performers. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ...

References

  1. ^ Bananarama.co.uk. Chronology
  2. ^ [1] The Shanne Bradley Interview 26/8/2001
  3. ^ http://www.bananaramauk.com/
  4. ^ http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Union/6146/news2007.html
  5. ^ Attitude Magazine, Vol 1, no 135, 2005
  6. ^ http://dancemusic.about.com/od/artistshomepages/a/BananaramaInt_3.htm

External links

  • Official Website: Official Website.
  • Stock Aitken Waterman site: Info and interviews.
  • Media Club Profile: Media Club Profile.

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