13 Facts About Bananarama


Bananarama are an English pop duo from London, formed as a trio in 1980 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward.

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Bananarama formed in September 1980 when teenagers and childhood friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward moved from Bristol to London and met Siobhan Fahey.

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In 1981, Bananarama recorded their first demo, "Aie a Mwana", a cover of a song by Black Blood, sung in Swahili.

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The song was an underground hit and Bananarama were signed by Decca and remained on the label until 1993.

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Bananarama had tracked the producers down after hearing "You Spin Me Round " by Dead or Alive.

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In March 1987, Bananarama participated in the recording of the single "Let It Be" as members of the charity supergroup Ferry Aid.

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In October 2007, Bananarama announced that they would be appearing on 2008's Here and Now Tour with other 1980s artists such as Belinda Carlisle, Paul Young, ABC, and Rick Astley.

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Bananarama wanted to sample "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" for his track but then decided to ask Dallin and Woodward to sing it instead.

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Bananarama released a new single entitled "Love Comes" and a new album Viva in September 2009.

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In September 2010, Bananarama were back in the studio with producer Ian Masterson, and recorded a Christmas song titled "Baby It's Christmas".

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In October 2011, Bananarama performed at Retrolicious 2011 in Singapore, together with The Human League and Belinda Carlisle.

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On 9 November 2013, Bananarama revealed on the BBC show Pointless Celebrities that they were recording a new album in Nashville and that it would be influenced by country and pop.

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In 2016, Bananarama toured Australia in February and showcased their new song "Got to Get Away".

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