Friday, July 09, 2010

Two Forgotten Friday Favorites: Bananarama

Yeah, I know just last week I highlighted a female 80s girl group, The Bangles, but I realized that we're a few weeks into summer and not once have I heard "Cruel Summer" on the radio. Criminal! Believe it or not, Bananarama is still active today - as a duo. Two of the original members, Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin, still perform. But the group enjoyed its greatest success in the 80s when a third member, Siobhan Fahey, was with them. One of these cute ladies was married to Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics, I believe - although I don't remember which one. 

I loved this comment about them that I saw on YouTube: "Young people will notice how the girls are all fully clothed- this is because back then the music was better and we didn't need to be distracted with bare flesh. Oh yeah - these 3 girls are all cuter than the sluts around now as well" 

Ha ha! So true...I agree. Here's the fun "Cruel Summer" video, and another lost hit, "I Heard A Rumor":



11 comments:

  1. Man, I haven't heard from them in ages!!

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  2. Love Bananarama, and love that quote you quoted! HA HA HA!! So true!!!

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  3. hmm, you know I haven't heard it lately either.
    I really liked Bananarama as a kid - they were quite the thing :)

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  4. LOL I love Bananarama, I was a teenager in the 80's so I remember them well

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  5. I had a serious straight girl crush on the brunette. She was so amazing looking in a classic and an on-so-80s way. Love it!

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  6. btw, it was Siobhan who was married to Dave Stewart. I think he produced her work with Shakespeare's Sister...

    So, because of this blog post, I was reminded of their song "Robet Dinero's Waiting." I LOVED IT. Here's a link to the YouTube video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDXtM8XaSKw

    I *think* I saw them do this on Solid Gold!

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  7. Thanks, Amanda - I'll check it out! I vaguely remember the Robert De Niro song.

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  8. I think that I saw on a VH1 show 5 or 6 years ago that one of them was dating or was married to the other Wham! guy Andrew. Not trusting my memory completely though.

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  9. My husband loves Bananarama! ...Jude

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  10. I heard this song 3 times last week during our 2700 mile road trip, thanks to Sirius satellite 80's radio station. Good stuff!

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  11. I always loved the way they were dressed in that video - makes me long for my comfy parachute pants and hightop Reeboks from the 80s!

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