Bananarama

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Bananarama was formed in London in 1981 by childhood friends Keren Woodward and Sarah Dallin and their friend Siobhan Fahey.
After a debut single produced by former Sex Pistols member Paul Cook that shook the UK pop market to its very foundation (a #92 smash), they teamed up with ex Specials member Terry Hall's new band, Fun Boy Three. "It Ain't What You Do", released in February 1982 entered the UK charts at number 4.
International success came with their self-titled second album produced by Tony Swain and Steve Jolley and the monster hit single "Cruel Summer".

In 1986, the girls teamed up with UK dance music super-producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman and achieved number one all around the world, including the US, with their cover of the Shocking Blue's classic "Venus". In 1988, the trio were named by the Guinness Book of Records as the most successful female group in pop history, beating Supremes. They celebrated by releasing a SAW-produced version of the Supremes' "Nathan Jones". After the single's release however, Fahey decided to leave the trio to form Shakespear's Sister. She was replaced by Jacquie O'Sullivan who had appeared with the original Bananarama line-up in the Eurythmics video for "Who's That Girl", back in June 1983. O'Sullivan left in late 1991.
Sara and Keren have since continued as a duo.

Following a one-off reunion recording of ABBA's "Waterloo" with Siobhan in April 1998 for Channel 4's "Eurotrash" TV series hosted by Jean Paul Gaultier, the duo returned in 2001 with their 8th studio album, Exotica. In February 2002, Bananarama celebrated their 20th anniversary, joined on-stage by Siobhan. Their 2005 club hit "Move In My Direction" is their first UK single release since 1993.

All through their career the girls have, together or individually, married Eurythmics' male half (David A. Stewart), dated Wham!'s straight half (Andrew Ridgeley), reached the UK top 3 with French and Saunders, appeared on both the original Band Aid and Band Aid II, met Robert De Niro, shot a Japanese commercial with Peter Fonda and appeared in the movie Rules Of Attraction.

In April 2017 it was announced that Fahey would be rejoining the duo for a full UK tour and the trio discussed possibilities of a new single.
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Singles & EPs

Bananarama - I Found Love / Every Shade Of Blue album art Bananarama I Found Love / Every Shade Of Blue (Single) Avex Trax Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Bananarama - Every Shade Of Blue album art Bananarama Every Shade Of Blue (Maxi, Single) Dig It International France 1995 Sell This Version
Bananarama - Take Me To Your Heart album art Bananarama Take Me To Your Heart (Maxi, Single) ZYX Music US 1996 Sell This Version
BA1 P Bananarama - Careless Whisper album art Bananarama Careless Whisper(CD, Single, Promo) M6 Interactions, Krysty Music Ltd. BA1 P France 2000 Sell This Version
BA2 P Bananarama - If album art Bananarama If(CD, Single, Promo) Krysty Music, M6 Interactions BA2 P France 2001 Sell This Version
Bananarama - Really Saying Something album art Solasso v Bananarama Solasso v Bananarama - Really Saying Something (Maxi, Single) All Around The World UK 2004 Sell This Version
Bananarama - Look On The Floor (Hypnotic Tango) album art Bananarama Look On The Floor (Hypnotic Tango) (Single, Maxi) A&G Productions, A&G Productions Denmark 2005 Sell This Version
Bananarama - Move In My Direction album art Bananarama Move In My Direction (Single, Maxi) A&G Productions Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Bananarama - Love Comes album art Bananarama Love Comes (Single) Fascination, Fascination UK 2009 Sell This Version
Bananarama - Love Don't Live Here album art Bananarama Love Don't Live Here (Single) Fascination, Fascination UK 2010 Sell This Version
Bananarama - Baby It's Christmas album art Bananarama Baby It's Christmas (Single) In A Bunch Ltd. UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Bananarama The Runner(3xFile, MP3, Single, Promo, 320) Music House (15) none UK 2010
Bananarama - Now Or Never album art Bananarama Now Or Never (EP, Single) Bananarama US 2012 Sell This Version
Bananarama - Stuff Like That album art Bananarama Stuff Like That (Single) In Synk Europe 2019
none Bananarama - Looking For Someone album art Bananarama Looking For Someone(3xFile, MP3, Single) In Synk none UK 2019
LMS5521271 Bananarama - Bananarama Remixed Vol 1 album art Bananarama Bananarama Remixed Vol 1(12", Maxi, Ltd, S/Edition, Blu) London Records LMS5521271 Europe 2019 Sell This Version

Compilations

L15P1153 Bananarama - Bananarama album art Bananarama Bananarama(12", EP, Comp) London Records L15P1153 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Bananarama - The Greatest Hits Collection album art Bananarama The Greatest Hits Collection (Comp, Album) London Records Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Bananarama - The 12" Mixes album art Bananarama The 12" Mixes (Comp) Liberation Records Australia 1987 Sell This Version
MULTI 1 Bananarama - Greatest Hits Megamix album art Bananarama Greatest Hits Megamix(Cass, EP, Comp, Promo) London Records MULTI 1 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
Bananarama - The Greatest Remixes Collection album art Bananarama The Greatest Remixes Collection (Comp) Polygram Asia 1990 Sell This Version
Bananarama - The Very Best of Bananarama and the Pointer Sisters album art Bananarama / Pointer Sisters Bananarama / Pointer Sisters - The Very Best of Bananarama and the Pointer Sisters (Comp) Concept Records (6) Australia 1991 Sell This Version
DCI-3028 Bananarama - Special Sampler album art Bananarama Special Sampler(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) FFRR, London Records DCI-3028 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Bananarama - Bunch Of Hits album art Bananarama Bunch Of Hits (Comp) Spectrum Music (2) UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
DE 34074 Bananarama - An English Venus album art Bananarama / Dexy's Midnight Runners* / Godley & Creme Bananarama / Dexy's Midnight Runners* / Godley & Creme - An English Venus(CD, Comp) DeAgostini DE 34074 Italy 1994 Sell This Version

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cyanure

cyanure

May 14, 2017
they are AMAZING!they've been the soundtrack of my life...my first 12" was really sayin' something/aie a mwana us edition...and from then on i collect everything they have done.
BEST FEMALE GROUP EVER!
djmikeyb68

djmikeyb68

April 25, 2017
And just like that they are 3 again. Welcome back Siobhan.
Spinecrawler

Spinecrawler

November 22, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
Personally i would and never really do blame bananarama for making a few weak albums in the last few years,much of the blame is on the producer(s),the song writing and that person who has no-idea in choosing proper singles,bananarama really need to find a producer who has talent and a vision,trying to sound like everyone else is not a benefit but will be their undoing,i'm starting to fear that bananarama are become much too Over-produced to the point of being boring and desperate,this latest production is basically kissing up and bowing to the Late night club kids,bananarama as i see it really need to get back with Siobhan and some very cutting edge producers who believe in the ladies and what their doing or hope to do before no one remotely cares.... Swedish production/producers might be an idea or better yet pete hammond
kuma.chan

kuma.chan

March 12, 2010
Bananarama are a mystery to me, they couldn't sing, couldn't dance, weren't pretty and had some really atrocious material to work with. Its a total mystery how they ever managed to get any success at all.

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