Bananarama discography

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Bananarama discography

Bananarama live in Audley End in 2007.
Releases
Studio albums 10
Compilation albums 13
Singles 45
Video albums 4

This article lists the discography of the English girl group Bananarama.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
JPN
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
US
[10]
Deep Sea Skiving 7 85 48 63
Bananarama
  • Released: 21 April 1984
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
16 99 45 9 30
True Confessions
  • Released: 12 July 1986
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
46 19 10 25 33 6 15
Wow!
  • Released: 12 September 1987
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
26 1 32 65 38 31 22 44
Pop Life
  • Released: 18 May 1991
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
42 2 53 37
Please Yourself
  • Released: 3 April 1993
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
46 95
Ultra Violet[A]
(also known as I Found Love)
  • Released: 27 May 1995
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Formats: CD, cassette
61
Exotica[B]
  • Released: 12 March 2001
  • Label: M6 Interactions
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Drama 169 223
Viva
  • Released: 14 September 2009
  • Label: Fascination
  • Formats: CD, digital download
87 32
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Compilations[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
JPN
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
US
[10]
Greatest Hits Collection
  • Released: 14 October 1988
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette
3 21 12 2 43 7 7 43 151
  • UK: 3× Platinum[11]
  • CAN: Gold[12]
  • AU: Platinum
  • US: Gold[13]
The Greatest Remixes Collection
  • Released: 10 September 1993
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette
125 7
Bunch of Hits
  • Released: 13 March 1993
  • Label: Alex Records
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
The Very Best of Bananarama
  • Released: 15 October 2001
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, cassette
43
Venus and Other Hits
  • Released: 18 June 2003
  • Label: Flashback Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
144
Really Saying Something: The Platinum Collection
  • Released: 27 September 2005
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
162
The Twelve Inches of Bananarama
  • Released: 2 October 2006
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
140
Greatest Hits and More More More
  • Released: 7 May 2007
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
61
30 Years of Bananarama
  • Released: 17 July 2012
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
62
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Notes
12" Mixes
Drama Remixes, Vol. 1
  • Features remixes and outtakes from Drama.[14]
Now or Never
  • Released: 25 September 2012
  • Label: In A Bunch
  • Formats: Digital download

Other releases[edit]

Title Album details Notes
Special Sampler
  • Promotional compilation LP release only in Japan to promote the group in this country.
Master Series
  • Released: 1 April 1996
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
The Essentials
  • Released: 18 June 2002
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
The Works
  • Released: 5 November 2007
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Box set including the original songs of first records to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group.[16]
Bananarama: The Collection
  • Released: 12 December 2011
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Box set including the best songs selected by Bananarama.[17]

Singles[edit]

As main artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL
[18]
FRA
[18]
GER
[5]
IRL
[19]
JPN
[6][18]
NL
[20]
NZ
[7]
SWI
[9]
US
[10]
US
Dance

[10]
"Aie a Mwana" 1981 76 66 Deep Sea Skiving
"It Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)"
(with Fun Boy Three)
1982 4 55 3 5 3 37 49 Fun Boy Three
"Really Saying Something"
(featuring Fun Boy Three)
5 74 7 9 16 16 Deep Sea Skiving
"Shy Boy" 4 2 6 3 8 12 5 83 14
"Cheers Then" 45
"He's Got Tact"[A] 37
"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" 1983 5 38 29 4 29 17
"Cruel Summer" 8 32 40 24 7 48 32 9 11 Bananarama
"Robert De Niro's Waiting..." 1984 3 40 34 7 8 22 8 95
"Rough Justice" 23 19 63 24 16
"King of the Jungle"[A]
"Hot Line to Heaven" 58
"The Wild Life" 70
"Do Not Disturb" 1985 31 22 True Confessions
"Venus" 1986 8 1 6 4 2 1 1 5 1 1 1 1
"More Than Physical" 41 28 38 73 5
"A Trick of the Night" 1987 32 99 7 76 29
"Set on You"[C] non-album single
"I Heard a Rumour" 14 32 27 37 9 16 8 10 4 3 Wow!
"Love in the First Degree" 3 5 9 21 6 12 11 18 48 10
"I Can't Help It" 20 27 13 31 12 30 47 7
"I Want You Back" 1988 5 3 40 9 29 3 49 10 23
"Love, Truth and Honesty" 23 32 42 12 96 87 20 25 89 26 Greatest Hits Collection
"Nathan Jones" 15 59 22 16 73
"Help!"
(featuring Lananeeneenoonoo)
1989 3 25 9 6 8 2 94 24 35 8
"Cruel Summer' 89" 19 24 16 22 non-album single
"Only Your Love" 1990 27 51 10 49 Pop Life
"Preacher Man" 20 147 40 10 46 11
"Long Train Running" 1991 30 179 47 8 45 18 45
"Tripping on Your Love" 76 10 14
"Movin' On" 1992 24 177 33 52 34 Please Yourself
"Last Thing on My Mind" 71 63 47
"More, More, More" 1993 24 65 16 23
"I Found Love"[A] 1995 61 Ultra Violet
"Every Shade of Blue" 78 41
"Take Me to Your Heart" 1996
"Careless Whisper"[B] 2001 Exotica
"If"[B]
"Move in My Direction" 2005 14 41 25 7 93 34 87 67 14 Drama
"Look on the Floor (Hypnotic Tango)" 26 95 7 46 2
"Love Comes" 2009 44 Viva
"Love Don't Live Here" 2010 114
"Now or Never" 2012 4 Now or Never
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Notes:

  • A ^ Released only in Japan.
  • B ^ Released only in France.
  • C ^ Released only in Canada.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[22]
AUS
[2]
FRA
[23]
GER
[24]
JPN
[25]
NL
[26]
NZ
[27]
SWE
[28]
SWI
[29]
US
[25]
"Do They Know It's Christmas?"
(among Band Aid)
1984 1 1 34 1 36 1 1 1 1 13 non-album single
"Let It Be"
(among Ferry Aid)
1987 1 28 8 74 4 4 9 1 non-album single
"Do They Know It's Christmas?"
(among Band Aid II)
1989 1 30 3 20 8 15 24 non-album single
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[1]
FRA
[35]
RUS
[36]
"The Bananarama Mega-Mix" 1988 Wow!
"Megarama '89" 1989 17 non-album single
"Really Saying Something (Solasso Mix)" 2005 188 Drama
"Baby It's Christmas" 2010 199 non-album single
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[1]
RUS
[36]
"Don`t Step on My Groove" 2006 117 Drama
"Waterfall" 273
"Frequency" 175
"Dum Dum Boy" 2009 185 Viva
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Song Year Other(s) Artist(s) Album
"Sanctuary" 1982 Fun Boy Three Fun Boy Three[37]
"Funrama 2"
"Alone"
"No Feelings" N/A Party Party[38]
"Riskin' a Romance" 1987 N/A The Secret of My Success[39]
"Waterloo" 1998 N/A A Song for Eurotrash[40]
"U R My Baby" 2002 Disco Brothers Disco Brothers present Stars of the '80s
"Love, Leave, Forget" Multitude Is Harry on the Boat?[41]

Videography[edit]

Title Album details Notes
And That's Not All...[42]
The Video Singles[43]
  • Released: 20 November 1987
  • Formats: VHS
  • Label: London Records
The Greatest Hits Collection
  • Released: 14 October 1988
  • Formats: VHS
  • Label: London Records
  • Compilation of Bananarama's videos until 1988.
30 Years of Bananarama
  • Compilation of 35 videos of Bananarama.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d Peak chart positions for Bananarama in Australia:
  3. ^ a b "RPM Top Albums/CDs – Bananarama". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Les "Charts Runs" de chaque Album Classé – select 'Bananarama'". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  5. ^ a b c "Bananarama chart history: Media Control Top 100 Albums". charts.de. Media Control GfK International. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "Japan Discography Bananarama" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  7. ^ a b c "Discography Bananarama". Charts.ord.nz. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  8. ^ a b "Discography Bananarama". SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  9. ^ a b "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  10. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Bananarama". billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 2011-10-30. Note: User needs to enter "Bananarama" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  12. ^ a b c d "Certified Awards Search". Music Canada. Retrieved on 2011-10-30. Note: User needs to enter "Bananarama" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  13. ^ a b "Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-10-30.  Note: User must define 'Artist' search parameter as "Bananarama".
  14. ^ "Drama Remixes, Vol. 1". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  15. ^ "New EP NOW OR NEVER out now!". Bananarama.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  16. ^ "The Works > Bananarama". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  17. ^ "The Collection > Bananarama". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  18. ^ a b c "Bananarama - World Single Charts History". Info Music. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  19. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Ireland:
  20. ^ "Dutch Top 40: Bananarama". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  21. ^ "British certificates: searchable database". bpi.co.uk. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  22. ^ Peak chart positions for Bananarama's featured singles in UK:
  23. ^ Peak chart positions for Bananarama's featured singles in France:
  24. ^ Peak chart positions for Bananarama's featured singles in German:
  25. ^ a b "USA Singles Chart > Song Chart History > Do They Know It's Christmas?". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  26. ^ Peak chart positions for Bananarama's featured singles in Swiss:
  27. ^ Peak chart positions for Bananarama's featured singles in New Zealand:
  28. ^ Peak chart positions for Bananarama's featured singles in Swedish:
  29. ^ Peak chart positions for Bananarama's featured singles in Swiss:
  30. ^ "Record Breakers and Trivia : Singles : Individual Hits : Sales". everyHit.com. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Music Canada: Singles Sales". Music Canada. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  32. ^ Stephen, Holden (1985-02-27). "THE POP LIFE; ARTISTS JOIN IN EFFORT FOR FAMINE RELIEF". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  33. ^ "Certified Awards Search". BPI. Retrieved 26 November 2011.  Search by Title, click on more info>>
  34. ^ "Certified Awards – A Timeline". Certified Awards Timeline.pdf. London, UK: BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  35. ^ "Bananarama - Les Charts". Les Charts. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  36. ^ a b "Bananarama - Russian charts". Russian Music Charts. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  37. ^ "Fun Boy Three by Fun Boy Three". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  38. ^ "Party Party Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  39. ^ "The Secret of My Success Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  40. ^ "A Song For Eurotrash Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  41. ^ "Is Harry on the Boat? Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  42. ^ "And That's Not All... - Bananarama". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  43. ^ "The Video Singles - Bananarama". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-13.