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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Daily Boom 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

Since the warmer weather is starting to wind down 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?