King of the Jungle (song)
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|"King of the Jungle"|
|Single by Bananarama|
|from the album Bananarama|
|Format||7" single, 12" single|
|Genre||Pop, new wave|
Jolley & Swain
|Producer(s)||Jolley & Swain|
|Bananarama singles chronology|
"King of the Jungle" is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was released as a single in Japan only from their self-titled second album in 1984. The song is the second single from Bananarama to be a Japanese-only release (following "He's Got Tact" in 1982).
The song, along with several tracks on the Bananarama album, combined producers Jolley & Swain's pop music production with serious lyrical content. Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey described "King of the Jungle" as a song "about how ridiculous it is that eighteen year old boys are given guns and are endorsed by the government to go out and kill people" . The song was dedicated to the group's friend, Thomas "Kidso" Riley, who had recently been killed in Belfast.
The track did not chart in Japan and was not released as a single in any other territories.
- Interview: "We All Broke Down And Cried", Smash Hits, 15–28 March 1984
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