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La na nee nee noo noo
Lananeeneenoonoo comic relief single cover.jpg
The single cover for "Help!" featuring French, Saunders, and Burke (Lananeeneenoonoo) with the real Bananarama
Background information
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Pop
Years active 1988-1989
Labels London Records
Associated acts Bananarama
Past members Dawn French
Jennifer Saunders
Kathy Burke

Lananeeneenoonoo was a British spoof all-girl group consisting of comedians Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Kathy Burke. The group, and its name, was a spoof on the popular group Bananarama and was introduced during the 1988 Christmas Special of "French & Saunders", in which Burke was a guest.

In 1989, along with Bananarama, they created a charity single called "Help", to raise money for Comic Relief. It was a cover version of The Beatles song "Help!", and was released on the London Records label, entering the UK Singles Chart on 25 February 1989 and reaching a high of #3. It remained in the chart for nine weeks.

French, Saunders and Burke returned for Comic Relief in 1997 as "The Sugar Lumps", along with Llewella Gideon and Lulu, to parody The Spice Girls, with whom they performed a version of Who Do You Think You Are.



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