There were few "girl groups" as prolific and successful during the MTV era as Bananarama. The London-formed pop group had a long string of Top 10 U.K. and U.S. singles during the '80s, including "It Ain't What You Do...," "Really Saying Something," "Shy Boy," and covers of Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" and The Shocking Blue's "Venus." Their popularity on the charts and on the dance floor continues, with the group tallying up an impressive 28 Top 50 U.K. singles from 1982 to 2009.
At the time if its release, 2005's Drama was Bananarama's first U.K. release in 12 years. The album's lead single, "Move in My Direction" peaked at #14 and marked their return to the U.K. singles chart. "Look on the Floor (Hypnotic Tango" also made a splash on the dancefloor and on the charts, making it to #26 on the charts. SFE's 3-disc comprehensive reissue includes all the original club remixes, dubs, end edits for these two main singles, along with the album proper, plus the original
Originally released in 2009, Bananarama's next studio effort, Viva, was a collaboration between Bananarama and producer-songwriter Ian Masterson, who had previously worked with Kylie Minogue and Pet Shop Boys. The result was an album full of feel-good dance-pop. Originally intended to be a collection of reinterpretations of dancefloor classics, halfway through, the group switched gears and focused on delivering an album of mainly original material, with just three covers appearing on the final
She's got it...yeah, baby, she's got it! The first six albums by the beloved girl group Bananarama have recently been reissued in expanded editions from London Music Stream Limited. These albums - Deep Sea Skiving (1983), Bananarama (1984), True Confessions (1986), Wow! (1987), Pop Life (1991), and Please Yourself (1993) - represent the first decade of the band, spanning 1983-1993 and including such hits as "Shy Boy," "Cruel Summer," "More Than Physical," "I Heard a Rumour," and of course,
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! "Weird Al" Yankovic, Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic (Legacy) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The world's premier parodist celebrates his discography with a box set unlike any other: all 14 of his original albums, newly remastered; Medium Rarities, a bonus album of rare and unreleased material; and a 100+ page book of rare photos and memorabilia--all packaged
Ahead of their upcoming tour--including their first trek to America!--Bananarama will reissue their Greatest Hits Collection (1988) with a bonus disc of original material. Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward were once named the female vocal group with the most chart entries ever by the Guinness Book of World Records, and it's not too outlandish a claim. If you've been near a radio on both sides of the Atlantic since the '80s, you've probably heard at least one of their hits:
"Hot summer streets and the pavements are burning, I sit around..." Summer may be over, but Edsel's given Bananarama fans quite the reason to sing and dance: on October 22, they will reissue all six of the London girl group's London Records albums as 2CD/1DVD sets. Known for their spunky, tomboyish image, powerful unison vocals and a style with one foot in both the past and the future - hits included covers of "Really Saying Something" by The Velvelettes, Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him