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Bananarama | The Diva Series

After having finished the Exposé diva series, I decided to round out a couple of previous requests for 80’s iconic artists. The next entry into the Diva Hall of Fame is none other than Bananarama.

Bananarama is an English female pop music vocal group formed in London in 1981 by friends Sara DallinSiobhan Fahey, and, Keren Woodward. Their success on both pop and dance charts has earned them a listing in the Guinness World Records as the all-female group with the most chart entries in the world.[1]

The group was phenomenally successful in the UK and throughout Europe with a fair deal of success in the US. Hit’s like “Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye),” “Cruel Summer,” “I Heard A Rumor,” and the worldwide #1 “Venus” are staples in their massive catalog.

Their overall success heavily relied on popular songs from the past, reinterpreted for a newer audience. It was this successful formula for much of the 191980shat1980s fueled their stardom.

Originally, I was going to focus this set on just their eighties output but to make it work, I went ahead and pulled from their 1990 album “Pop Life” which featured Jacquie O’Sullivan who replaced Fahey after she left and formed the group Shakespeares Sister. Overall, this is a fun set that relies heavily on the production work of Stock, Aitken & Waterman (SAW) who are one of the most successful production teams in pop music history. InTheyre instrumental in the success of our next entrant into the Diva Hall of Fame tomorrow.

With the original group intact, Bananarama recently finished a very successful tour in the UK and North America this past August that featured all of their hits.

Party Favorz is excited to officially enter Bananarama into the Diva Hall of Fame. Let the celebrations begin!

Album: Bananarama | The Diva Series
Genre: Dance, Pop
Year: 2018
Total Time: 01:01:34

1. Shy Boy (Hot Tracks The Edge)

2. Love In The First Degree (Eurobeat Style)

3. I Want You Back (Extended European Mix)

4. I Can’t Help It (Ultimix)

5. Preacher Man (Shep’s Club Mix)

6. Venus (Ultimix)

7. I Heard A Rumor (Horoscope Mix)

8. More Than Physical (Garage Mix)

9. Love, Truth & Honesty (Hot Power Mix)

10. Long Train Running (Hot Tracks Remix)

11. Tripping On Your Love (Euro Trance Mix)

12. Cruel Summer (Ultimix)

13. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) (Extended Version)

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