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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Bananarama - 'Cruel Summer'

The city is crowded 
My friends are away 
And I'm on my own

It's too hot to handle
So I got to get up and go 

It's a cruel, cruel summer 
Leaving me here on my own 
It's a cruel, 
It's a cruel cruel summer 
Now you're gone
You're not the only one

(Revisiting this one) Since Memorial Day weekend is like the unofficial start to summer it only seems right to take a look at one of the most popular summer songs of the 1980's. I'm talking about Bananarama's "Cruel Summer".  Not only is this a popular summer track but it's also probably one of the most easily identified songs to come out of the 80's. I say "Cruel Summer" and you instantly hear the music don't you? It instantly brings me back to the Jersey shore in the early 80's. I remember scorching sun, the smell of Coppertone and this song playing from someone's boom box on the beach.

That's the sign of a great song- when it transports you back in time. Where does "Cruel Summer" take you back to?