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Bananarama

About

Bananarama is an English pop duo from London. Formed as a trio in 1980 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward. Fahey left the group in 1988 and was replaced by Jacquie O'Sullivan until 1991, when the trio became a duo. Their success on both pop and dance charts saw them listed in the Guinness World Records for achieving the world's highest number of chart entries by an all-female group. Between 1982 and 2009, they had 30 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK Singles Chart.

The group's UK top-10 hits include "It Ain't What You Do..." (1982), "Really Saying Something" (1982), "Shy Boy" (1982), "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" (1983), "Cruel Summer" (1983), "Robert De Niro's Waiting..." (1984), "Love in the First Degree" (1987), "I Want You Back" in 1988 and charity track "Help!" in 1989. In 1986, they had a U.S. number one with another of their UK top-10 hits, a cover of "Venus". In total, they had 11 singles reach the US Billboard Hot 100 (1983–1988), including the top-10 hits "Cruel Summer" (1984) and "I Heard a Rumour" (1987). They are associated with the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the US. The trio performed on "Do They Know It's Christmas?", a UK chart-topping collaborative charity single released in 1984. They topped the Australian ARIA albums chart in June 1988 with Wow! (1987), and earned Brit Award nominations for Best British Single for "Love in the First Degree", and Best Music Video for their 1988 hit cover of the Supremes single "Nathan Jones".Fahey left the group in 1988 and formed Shakespears Sister, best known for the UK number one "Stay" (1992). She was replaced by Jacquie O'Sullivan. This line-up had UK top-five hits with "I Want You Back", (1988) and a cover of The Beatles' "Help!" (1989) recorded with comedy duo French and Saunders for the charity Comic Relief. They also charted with "Love, Truth and Honesty" and "Nathan Jones".

In 1989, they embarked on their first world tour and had another hit with a new remixed version of "Cruel Summer".

In 1990 and 1991, they had top-30 hits with "Only Your Love", "Preacher Man" and "Long Train Running" and new studio album Pop Life, which featured these singles and a fourth, "Tripping on Your Love", which was released soon after the album.

After O'Sullivan's late-1991 departure, Dallin and Woodward continued Bananarama as a duo, with further top-30 hits including "Movin' On" (1992), "More, More, More" (1993), "Move in My Direction" (2005) and "Look on the Floor (Hypnotic Tango) (2005)".

Fahey rejoined Bananarama in 2017 and they toured the UK and North America between November that year and August 2018.

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Discs

Masquerade

July 22, 2022

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Velvet Lies

July 18, 2022

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Favourite (Shanghai Surprize Remix)

July 1, 2022

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Favourite

April 29, 2022

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Live in Stereo

November 1, 2019

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I'm on Fire (Live)

October 21, 2019

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Looking for Someone (Live)

October 11, 2019

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Look on the Floor (Hypnotic Tango) [Live]

September 13, 2019

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Looking for Someone

May 24, 2019

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Stuff Like That (Extended Mix)

April 24, 2019

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In Stereo

April 19, 2019

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Stuff Like That (Single Mix)

April 11, 2019

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Stuff Like That

April 11, 2019

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Live at the London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo

September 14, 2018

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Cruel Summer (Live)

September 7, 2018

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Robert De Niro's Waiting (Live)

August 31, 2018

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I Heard a Rumour (Live)

August 24, 2018

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Venus (Live)

August 15, 2018

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Now or Never EP

September 21, 2012

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Venus (DJ Hammond Hardtechno Remix 2012)

July 9, 2012

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Exotica

January 1, 2012

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Viva (Deluxe Expanded Edition)

September 14, 2009

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Viva Bananarama

June 15, 2009

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Drama

April 29, 2005

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Take Me To Your Heart (Remixes)

January 23, 1996

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Prove Your Love (Remixes)

January 23, 1996

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Ultra Violet

January 23, 1996

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Every Shade Of Blue (Remixes)

November 14, 1995

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Please Yourself (Collector's Edition)

January 1, 1992

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Pop Life (Collector's Edition)

January 1, 1991

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Help!

February 1, 1989

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Wow ! (Collector's Edition)

January 1, 1987

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True Confessions (Collector's Edition)

January 1, 1986

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Bananarama (Collector's Edition)

January 1, 1984

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Deep Sea Skiving (Collector's Edition)

January 1, 1983

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