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Monday, December 11, 2017

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Bananarama - 'Venus'

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"Goddess on the mountain top
Burning like a silver flame
The summit of beauty and love
And Venus was her name
She's got it
Yeah, baby, she's got it
I'm your Venus, I'm your fire
At your desire."

At this point in time, I'm on a real Bananarama kick.  After officially reuniting earlier this year, Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward and Siobhan Fahey hit the road to tour the UK for six weeks. They just played their final London show a few days ago bringing to a close a show that got rave reviews at every stop. They currently have only four dates scheduled for North America, but my fingers are crossed that 2018 will bring even more.

Back in the spring of 1986, Bananarama found their way to the top of the U.S. Billboard charts with their remake of The Shocking Blue's "Venus". It was a song that they believed would lend itself to dance floors but it took a bit of convincing to find a production team that agreed. Thankfully they did and their instincts were dead on because "Venus" still to this day has a way of setting any dance floor on fire.

The video for this is just so much fun. Sure, Bananarama has always loved to play dress up but my favorite moments of "Venus" is when they are all just dancing and having a blast. Check it out below!