Do Not Disturb (song)

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"Do Not Disturb"
Banana dnd.jpg
Single by Bananarama
from the album True Confessions
B-side Ghost
Released 12 August 1985 (UK)[1]
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded April 1985
Genre Pop
Length 3:25
Label London Records
Writer(s) Jolley & Swain
Producer(s) Jolley & Swain
Bananarama singles chronology
"The Wild Life"
"Do Not Disturb"

"Do Not Disturb" is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was written and produced by the production duo of Steve Jolley and Tony Swain. Originally released as a stand-alone single in 1985, the track was later added to Bananarama's third album True Confessions which was issued by London Records a year later. "Do Not Disturb" was released in the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan but only charted in the UK.

Bananarama did not like the song. Group member Keren Woodward later said of the True Confessions album, "It is all our ideas, it is what we wanted to sound like and sing about. Except 'Do Not Disturb' which Swain and Jolley wrote and which we don't think is very good. Thats why there's eleven songs on the LP instead of ten".[2] When released, "Do Not Disturb" was a mid-charting single, peaking at number thirty-one.

The song was also issued as 3 separate shaped picture discs, each featuring a member of the group, which came with a plinth to put them on display.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Do Not Disturb" directed by Simon Milne features Bananarama in a brightly lit hotel clad in long white flowing dresses and blouses similar to the single's picture sleeve. The video also cuts frequently to a set with Bananarama dancing, and doing football tricks with superimposed circular footage. The whole video has a "round" theme, from round beds, and spas to a round frame in which each member dances within.

Track Listings[edit]

UK 7" vinyl single

London Records NANA 9

  1. "Do Not Disturb" 3:23
  2. "Ghost" 4:03
    P. Bishop/P. Seymour/S. Dallin

+ Some versions of the 7 inch were released in 3 different shaped picture disc singles format NANPD 9

UK 12" vinyl single

London Records NANX 9

  1. "Do Not Disturb" (12" Version) 6:08
  2. "Do Not Disturb" (Dub) 3:43
  3. "Ghost" 4:03

2nd UK 12" vinyl single

London Records NANAM 9

  1. "Do Not Disturb" (12" Version) 6:08
  2. "Ghost" 4:03
  3. "Do Not Disturb" (Bananamix) 10:50 +

+ A megamix featuring 6 of their earlier hits


Chart (1985) Peak
UK Singles Chart[3] 31


  1. ^ "'Do Not Disturb' UK promotional advertisement". Imgur. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Do Not Disturb". Archived from the original on 2006-10-29. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Official Charts > Bananarama". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 

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