Bananarama - Love In The First Degree (1988) • TopPop

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Bananarama are an English pop group from London formed in 1980 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward. Their success on both pop and dance charts saw them listed in the Guinness World Records for achieving the world's highest number of chart entries by an all-female group. Between 1982 and 2009, they had 30 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK Singles Chart.

The group's UK top 10 hits include "It Ain't What You Do..." (1982), "Really Saying Something" (1982), "Shy Boy" (1982), "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" (1983), "Cruel Summer" (1983), "Robert De Niro's Waiting..." (1984), "Love in the First Degree" (1987), "I Want You Back" in 1988 and "Help" in 1989. In 1986, they had a U.S. number one with another of their UK top 10 hits, a cover of "Venus". In total, they had 11 singles reach the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (1983–1988), including the top 10 hits "Cruel Summer" (1984) and "I Heard a Rumour" (1987). They are associated with the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the US. They topped the Australian ARIA albums chart in June 1988 with Wow! (1987),and earned Brit Award nominations for Best British Single for "Love in the First Degree", and Best Music Video for their 1988 hit cover of the Supremes single "Nathan Jones".
Fahey left the group in 1988 and formed Shakespears Sister, best known for the UK number one "Stay" (1992). She was replaced by Jacquie O'Sullivan. This line-up had UK top five hits with "I Want You Back" (1988) and a cover of The Beatles' "Help!" (1989), recorded with comedy duo French and Saunders for the charity Comic Relief. They also had further hits with "Love, Truth and Honesty" and "Nathan Jones".

'Love In The First Degree' charted in Holland on November 14, 1987 and reached no. 13 in the Top 40.
This performance was filmed at the Diamond Award Festival on December 30, 1988

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Broadcast date: 30-12-1988

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