Bananarama Biography (Wikipedia)
Bananarama is an English female pop music vocal duo, originally formed as a trio in London in 1981 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward. 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 28 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK Singles Chart.
The group's 10 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) and "Love in the First Degree" (1987). 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 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (1983–88), including two in the Top 10, with "Cruel Summer" (1984) and "I Heard a Rumour" (1987). They are associated with the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the US. The group featured on the 1984 Band Aid single, "Do They Know It's Christmas?". 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".
- Lauren Meets Bananaramahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0549pqk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0549pqk.jpg2017-05-25T13:27:00.000ZLauren chats to the most successful girl group of all time, Bananaramahttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p053yg2b
Lauren Meets Bananarama
- The time Bananarama actually kept Robert De Niro waiting...https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0510rdz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0510rdz.jpg2017-04-24T12:15:00.000Z...and which actor nearly became the subject of their top 3 hit instead of him.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0510pyg
The time Bananarama actually kept Robert De Niro waiting...
- Bananarama are back! But will there be new music for their upcoming tour?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050z2ly.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050z2ly.jpg2017-04-24T08:16:00.000ZSara, Siobhan and Keren give Chris the lowdown on their big comeback.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p050z2d2
Bananarama are back! But will there be new music for their upcoming tour?
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