Bananarama are an all-female British pop vocal group from The Eighties. Their best known hits include "Cruel Summer," forever associated with The Karate Kid, and their Cover Version of the Shocking Blue's "Venus." The group started as a trio of friends Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward and Sarah Dallin. Many of their biggest hits were produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.As usual, you can find the basics about their career at The Other Wiki.Their albums include:
Cover Version: Several, including Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye," the Supremes' "Nathan Jones," the Sex Pistols' "No Feelings," the Doobie Brothers' "Long Train Running," and, of course, "Venus."
Rule of Cool: With fire, a woman dressed as the devil, a woman with huge bat-like wings, a woman in a beret pushing a man from one table to another, the band dancing and singing, and all those different women being worshipped by men, and a woman in a wedding dress coming out of a casket, and with none of these different elements acknowledging each other, the video for "Venus" runs on this.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Siobhan left in 1988, following her marriage to the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, disillusionment with the band's musical direction, and feeling alienated from Keren and Sarah, since they had been friends longer than they had been with her.