Bananarama

Bananarama complete UK singles and albums chart history
Bananarama are an all-female pop group, first formed in London in 1981. Bananarama were dreamt up by YWCA flatmates Sara Dallin (born December 17, 1961 in Bristol) and Keren Woodward (born April 2, 1961 in Bristol), who met Siobhan Máire Deirdre Fahey (born September 10, 1958 in Dublin, Ireland). Bananarama began life in the flat above the Sex Pistols’ former rehearsal space in Denmark Street, London and the trio took the inspiration for their name from Roxy Music’s song Pyjamarama. Bananarama’s first taste of chart action came when they caught the eye of Fun Boy Three’s singer Terry Hall and he invited them to duet on the 1982 song It Ain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It). Bananarama enjoyed huge success across the rest of the 1980s, and scored a Billboard Number 1 in 1986 with their Stock Aitken and Waterman-assisted version of Shocking Blue’s song Venus. Fahey left Bananarama in 1988, and went off to invent BRIT Award-winning duo Shakespears Sister. Bananarama briefly replaced Fahey with Jacquie O'Sullivan (born August 7, 1960 in Hendon, London) until 1992 when Dallin and Woodward relaunched as a duo. Bananarama earned BRIT Award nominations for Best British Single for Love in the First Degree, and Best Music Video for their 1988 single Nathan Jones. Bananarama are listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the most international hits for an all-female group. Woodward and Dallin reunited with Fahey for a world tour in 2017, before resuming as a duo and Fahey reigniting Shakespears Sister.
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    UK Number 1s
  • 10
    UK Top 10s
  • 25
    UK Top 40s
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    UK Top 75s
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    Weeks at Number 1
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    Weeks in Top 10
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    Weeks in Top 40
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    Weeks in Top 75
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    UK Number 1s
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    UK Top 10s
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    UK Top 40s
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    UK Top 75s
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    Weeks at Number 1
  • 15
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 48
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 89
    Weeks in Top 75

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Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
13.02.
1982
IT AINT WHAT YOU DO IT'S THE WAY THAT YOU DO IT
CHRYSALIS CHS2570
04 10 00
10.04.
1982
REALLY SAYING SOMETHING
BANANARAMA WITH FUN BOY THREE
DERAM NANA1
05 10 00
03.07.
1982
SHY BOY
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA2
04 11 00
04.12.
1982
CHEERS THEN
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA3
45 07 00
26.02.
1983
NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE
LONDON NANA4
05 10 00
09.07.
1983
CRUEL SUMMER
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA5
08 10 00
03.03.
1984
ROBERT DE NIRO'S WAITING
LONDON NANA6
03 12 00
26.05.
1984
ROUGH JUSTICE
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA7
23 08 00
24.11.
1984
HOT LINE TO HEAVEN
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA8
58 03 00
24.08.
1985
DO NOT DISTURB
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA9
31 06 00
31.05.
1986
VENUS
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA10
08 13 00
16.08.
1986
MORE THAN PHYSICAL
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA11
41 05 00
14.02.
1987
TRICK OF THE NIGHT
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA12
32 05 00
11.07.
1987
I HEARD A RUMOUR
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA13
14 09 00
10.10.
1987
LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE
LONDON NANA14
03 12 00
09.01.
1988
I CAN'T HELP IT
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA15
20 06 00
09.04.
1988
I WANT YOU BACK
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA16
05 10 00
24.09.
1988
LOVE, TRUTH AND HONESTY
LONDON NANA17
23 08 00
19.11.
1988
NATHAN JONES
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA18
15 09 00
25.02.
1989
HELP!
BANANARAMA AND LANANEENEENOONOO
LONDON LON222
03 09 00
10.06.
1989
CRUEL SUMMER '89
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA19
19 06 00
Buy
28.07.
1990
ONLY YOUR LOVE
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA21
27 04 00
05.01.
1991
PREACHERMAN
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA23
20 06 00
Buy
20.04.
1991
LONG TRAIN RUNNING
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA24
30 05 00
29.08.
1992
MOVIN' ON
BANANARAMA
LONDON NANA25
24 05 00
28.11.
1992
LAST THING ON MY MIND
LONDON NANA26
71 02 00
20.03.
1993
MORE MORE MORE
BANANARAMA
LONDON NACPD27
24 04 00
06.08.
2005
MOVE IN MY DIRECTION
A & G PRODUCTIONS CXAG003
14 05 00
19.11.
2005
LOOK ON THE FLOOR (HYPNOTIC TANGO)
A & G PRODUCTIONS CXAG004
26 02 00
Buy
19.09.
2009
LOVE COMES
BANANARAMA
FASCINATION 2714131
44 01 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
19.03.
1983
DEEP SEA SKIVING
BANANARAMA
LONDON RAMA1
08 16 00
28.04.
1984
BANANARAMA
BANANARAMA
LONDON RAMA2
16 11 00
19.07.
1986
TRUE CONFESSIONS
BANANARAMA
LONDON RAMA3
46 05 00
19.09.
1987
WOW!
BANANARAMA
LONDON RAMA4
26 26 00
22.10.
1988
THE GREATEST HITS COLLECTION
LONDON RAMA5
03 37 00
Buy
25.05.
1991
POP LIFE
BANANARAMA
LONDON 8282461
42 01 00
10.04.
1993
PLEASE YOURSELF
BANANARAMA
LONDON 8283572
46 01 00
10.11.
2001
THE VERY BEST OF
BANANARAMA
LONDON 0927414992
43 03 00
19.05.
2007
THE GREATEST HITS & MORE MORE MORE
WMTV WMTV054
61 02 00
Buy
26.09.
2009
VIVA
BANANARAMA
FASCINATION 2717760
87 01 00
21.07.
2012
30 YEARS OF BANANARAMA
RHINO 2564657996
62 02 00
28.03.
2015
MEGARAMA - THE MIXES
EDSEL EDSX3027
98 01 00
Buy
11.05.
2017
THE GREATEST HITS COLLECTION
RHINO 1.90296E+11
50 02 00
02.05.
2019
IN STEREO
BANANARAMA
IN SYNK SYNK1CD
29 01 00