Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward, Sarah Dallin
Profile of the performer Bananarama:
Bananarama was formed in London in 1981 by childhood friends [a=Keren Woodward] and [a=Sarah Dallin] and their friend [a=Siobhan Fahey].
After a debut single produced by former [a=Sex Pistols] member [a=Paul Cook] that shook the UK pop market to its very foundation (a #92 smash), they teamed up with ex [a=Specials, The] member [a=Terry Hall]'s new band, [a=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 [a=Tony Swain] and [a=Steve Jolley] and the monster hit single "Cruel Summer".
In 1986, the girls teamed up with UK dance music super-producers [a=Stock Aitken Waterman] and achieved number one all around the world, including the US, with their cover of the [a=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 [a=Supremes, The]. 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 [a=Shakespear's Sister]. She was replaced by [a=Jacquie O'Sullivan] who had appeared with the original Bananarama line-up in the [a=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 [a=ABBA]'s "Waterloo" with Siobhan in April 1998 for Channel 4's "Eurotrash" TV series hosted by [a=Jean Paul Gaultier], the duo returned in 2001 with their 8th studio album, [i]Exotica[/i]. 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 [a=Eurythmics]' male half ([a=David A. Stewart]), dated [a=Wham!]'s straight half ([a=Andrew Ridgely]), reached the UK top 3 with French and Saunders, appeared on both the original [a=Band Aid] and [a=Band Aid II], met [a=Robert De Niro], shot a Japanese commercial with [a=Peter Fonda] and appeared in the movie [i]Rules Of Attraction[/i].
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Choose albums of full discography of Bananarama
|#||Release cover||Release title||Tracks amount||Download release in mp3?||Official release date||Label of release|
|1||Movin' On||4||mp3||1992||London Records|
|2||The Bananarama Mega-Mix||3||mp3||1988||London Records|
|3||Every Shade Of Blue||5||mp3||1995||Curb Records|
|4||Only Your Love||3||mp3||1990|
|5||Pop Life||12||mp3||1991||London Records|
|7||Please Yourself||10||mp3||1993||London Records|
|8||Ultra-Violet||11||mp3||1995||Quality Music (2)|
|9||Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye||3||mp3||1983||London Records|
|10||Only Your Love||4||mp3||1990||London Records|
|11||Venus (The Fire & Brimstone Mix)||3||mp3||1986||London Records|
|12||Love In The First Degree||3||mp3||1987||London Records|
|15||I Heard A Rumour (Miami Mix)||3||mp3||1987||London Records|
|16||Really Saying Something||2||mp3||1982|
|17||Every Shade Of Blue||4||mp3||1995||Lime Inc.|
|18||I Heard A Rumour||2||mp3||1987||Barclay|
|20||Deep Sea Skiving||11||mp3||1983||Metronome|
|22||I Heard A Rumour||3||mp3||1987||London Records|
|23||Cruel Summer '89||3||mp3||1989|
|28||Really Saying Something||2||mp3||1982||London Records|
|29||True Confessions||11||mp3||1986||London Records|
|30||Do Not Disturb||2||mp3||1985||Metronome|
|31||More Than Physical||2||mp3||1986||Metronome|
|33||Hot Line To Heaven||2||mp3||1984|
|34||More Than Physical||3||mp3||1986||London Records|
|35||Tripping On Your Love||3||mp3||1991||London Records|
|36||Tripping On Your Love||6||mp3||1991||PolyGram|
|37||Tripping On Your Love||6||mp3||1991||London Records|
|38||T'Aint What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)||2||mp3||1982||Chrysalis|
|39||Take Me To Your Heart||4||mp3||1996||Popular Records|