Friday, April 02, 2010

"Cruel Summer" by Bananarama

Birthday wishes go out today to Keren Woodward, one-third of the groundbreaking all-female pop trio Bananarama...

The song Cruel Summer has been a particular favourite of mine ever since I first heard it in that cruel summer of 1984 - the year after it was released in the UK - and is taken from their eponymous album (named, appropriately enough, Bananarama). For many years its video existed in a peculiar gray area unique to YouTube, wherein the song's vocal track was forbidden due to a specious copyright claim - even though the images were not - and the person responsible for posting the video just left it up sans sound. You can imagine the hilarity that ensued in the comments below!

Well, it's back (for now, at least) and so I plan to take fair use of Fair Use and post it here for you...
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michael sean morris said...

Interesting Footnote: Keren Woodward's boyfriend is Andrew Ridgely, formerly of Wham!