Bananarama discography

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

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

Albums

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
<ref name=uk>"Official Charts > Bananarama". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-04-25.  N.B. The Official Charts site erroneously duplicates the 3 April 1983 albums chart for the week 27 March 1983; hence "Deep Sea Skiving" is listed as peaking at #8 instead of #7.</ref><ref>"Deep Sea Skiving" UK albums chart peak: "Top Albums & Tapes – Week Ending April 2, 1983". chartarchive.org. Retrieved 2016-04-25. </ref><ref name=zobbel />
AUS
<ref name=aus>Australian peak chart positions:
CAN
<ref name="can">"RPM Top Albums/CDs – Bananarama". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2010-10-26. </ref>
FRA
<ref name="fra">"Les "Charts Runs" de chaque Album Classé – select 'Bananarama'". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2011-09-21. </ref>
GER
<ref name=ger>German albums chart peaks:
JPN
<ref name=jap>"Japan Discography Bananarama" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-09-21. </ref>
NZ
<ref name=nz>"Discography Bananarama". Charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2011-10-30. </ref>
SWE
<ref name=swedish>"Discography Bananarama". SwedishCharts.com. Archived from the original on 2015-10-26. Retrieved 2011-10-30. </ref>
SWI
<ref name=swi>"The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community". <span />swisscharts.com<span />. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2011-03-02. </ref>
US
<ref name=billboard>using Billboard ID with invalid artist%5d%5d/%5b%5b:Template:BillboardEncode/B%5d%5d/chart?f=305 "US Charts > Bananarama" Check |url= value (help). billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30. </ref>
Deep Sea Skiving 7 85 48 63
Bananarama
  • Released: 21 April 1984
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
16 99 45 9 30
  • UK: Silver<ref name="bpi certs"/>
True Confessions
  • Released: 12 July 1986
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
46 19 10 25 33 6 15
Wow!
  • Released: 4 September 1987<ref name="bpi certs"/>
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
26 1 32 65 38 31 22 44
  • UK: Gold<ref name="bpi certs"/>
  • CAN: Gold<ref name="Music Canada"/>
Pop Life
  • Released: 18 May 1991
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
42 146 2 53 37
Please Yourself
  • Released: 3 April 1993
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
46 222 95
Ultra Violet
(also known as I Found Love)
  • Released: 27 May 1995
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Formats: CD, cassette
201 61
Exotica[B]
  • Released: 12 March 2001
  • Label: M6 Interactions
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Drama 169 334 223
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

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
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The Greatest Hits Collection
  • Released: 14 October 1988
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette
3 21 12 2 43 7 7 43 151
The Greatest Remixes Collection
  • Released: 10 September 1993
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette
7
Bunch of Hits
  • Released: 13 March 1993
  • Label: Alex Records
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
The Very Best of Bananarama 43
  • UK: Silver<ref name="bpi certs"/>
Venus and Other Hits
  • Released: 18 June 2003
  • Label: Flashback Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Really Saying Something: The Platinum Collection
  • Released: 27 September 2005
  • Label: Warner Music Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download
The Twelve Inches of Bananarama
  • Released: 2 October 2006
  • Label: Warner Music Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Greatest Hits and More More More
  • Released: 7 May 2007
  • Label: Warner Music Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download
61
30 Years of Bananarama
  • Released: 9 July 2012
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD + DVD, digital download
62
Megarama – The Mixes
  • Released: 16 March 2015
  • Label: Edsel Records
  • Formats: 3CD, digital download
98
In a Bunch: CD Singles Box Set – 1981–1993
  • Released: 28 August 2015
  • Label: Edsel Records
  • Formats: 33CD, digital download
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays

Title Album details Notes
12" Mixes
Drama Remixes, Vol. 1
Now or Never
  • Released: 25 September 2012
  • Label: In A Bunch
  • Formats: Digital download

Other releases

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.<ref>"The Works > Bananarama". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-21. </ref>
Bananarama: The Collection
  • Released: 12 December 2011
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Singles

As main artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
<ref name=uk/><ref name=zobbel>UK Singles and Albums chart peaks outside of the top 75/100, from 1994: "Chart Log UK 1994–2010 > Darren B – David Byrne". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH) Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved 2015-08-13. </ref><ref>UK peaks for "Aie a Mwana" and "Tripping on Your Love" taken from the liner notes of the In a Bunch: The Singles 1981–1993 box set, released through Edsel Records, 2015.</ref>
AUS
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BEL
(FLA)

<ref>"Ultratop > Zoeken naar: Bananarama" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-05-10.  N.B. User must expand 'Toon meer resultaten' to view all peaks.</ref>
FRA
<ref name="lescharts.com Singles">"lescharts.com Bananarama singles". lescharts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2015-05-24. </ref><ref>"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-20. Retrieved 2013-07-10. </ref>
GER
<ref>German singles chart peaks:
IRL
<ref name=irish>Irish singles chart peaks:
JPN
<ref name=jap/><ref name="geral">"Bananarama - World Single Charts History". Info Music. Retrieved 2011-09-21. </ref>
NL
<ref>"Dutch Top 40: Bananarama". Dutch Top 40. Archived from the original on 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2009-08-22. </ref>
NZ
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SWI
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US
<ref name=hot100>"Billboard > Artists / Bananarama > Chart History > The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-19. </ref><ref>Billboard Bubbling Under peaks: "UKmix > Forums > Chart Chat > Chart Analysis > Chart Histories (page 208)". imgur.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19. </ref>
US
Dance

<ref name=dance>"Billboard > Artists / Bananarama > Chart History > Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-19. </ref>
"Aie a Mwana" 1981 92 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 16 108 16
  • UK: Silver<ref name="BPI"/>
Deep Sea Skiving
"Shy Boy" 4 2 6 31 8 12 5 83 14
  • UK: Silver<ref name="bpi certs"/>
"Cheers Then" 45
"He's Got Tact"[A] 37
"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" 1983 5 38 29 4 29 101 14
"Cruel Summer" 8 32 40 5 24 7 48 32 9 11 Bananarama
"Robert De Niro's Waiting..." 1984 3 40 34 50 7 8 22 8 95
  • UK: Silver<ref name="bpi certs"/>
"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 83 22 True Confessions
"Venus" 1986 8 1 6 4 2 12 1 5 1 1 1 1
  • CAN: Platinum<ref name="Music Canada"/>
"More Than Physical" 41 28 38 25 73 5
"A Trick of the Night" 1987 32 99 24 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
  • UK: Silver<ref name="bpi certs"/>
"I Can't Help It" 20 27 13 31 12 30 47 7
"I Want You Back" 1988 5 3 40 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 22
"Help!"
(featuring Lananeeneenoonoo)
1989 3 25 9 6 8 2 94 24 35 8
  • UK: Silver<ref name="bpi certs"/>
"Cruel Summer '89" 19 158 24 16 22 non-album single
"Only Your Love" 1990 27 51 49 Pop Life
"Preacher Man" 20 147 40 46 11
"Long Train Running" 1991 30 179 47 45 18 45
"Tripping on Your Love" 76 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" 124 78 41
"Take Me to Your Heart" 1996 180
"Careless Whisper"[B] 2001 Exotica
"If"[B]
"Move in My Direction" 2005 14 41 25 93 34 87 67 14 Drama
"Look on the Floor (Hypnotic Tango)" 26 95 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:

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    | Note Note: Released only in Canada.

As featured artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
<ref>Peak chart positions for Bananarama's featured singles in UK:
AUS
<ref name=ausfeatured>Australian chart peaks:
FRA
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GER
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IRL
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JPN
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NL
<ref>Peak chart positions for Bananarama's featured singles in Swiss:
NZ
<ref>Peak chart positions for Bananarama's featured singles in New Zealand:
SWE
<ref>Peak chart positions for Bananarama's featured singles in Swedish:
SWI
<ref>Peak chart positions for Bananarama's featured singles in Swiss:
US
<ref name="billboard2">"USA Singles Chart > Song Chart History > Do They Know It's Christmas?". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-22. </ref>
"Do They Know It's Christmas?"
(among Band Aid)
1984 1 1 34 1 1 36 1 1 1 1 13 non-album single
"Let It Be"
(among Ferry Aid)
1987 1 28 8 74 2 4 4 9 1
  • UK: Gold<ref name=bpiaid/>
"Do They Know It's Christmas?"
(among Band Aid II)
1989 1 30 3 1 20 8 15 24
  • UK: Platinum<ref name=bpiaid/>
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
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FRA
<ref>"Bananarama - Les Charts". Les Charts. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2011-09-21. </ref>
RUS
<ref name="russian">"Bananarama - Russian charts". Russian Music Charts. Retrieved 2011-09-21. </ref>
"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

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

Other appearances

Song Year Other(s) Artist(s) Album
"Sanctuary" 1982 Fun Boy Three Fun Boy Three<ref>"Fun Boy Three by Fun Boy Three". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-05-13. [permanent dead link]</ref>
"Funrama 2"
"Alone"
"No Feelings" N/A Party Party<ref>"Party Party Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-13. </ref>
"Riskin' a Romance" 1987 N/A The Secret of My Success<ref>"The Secret of My Success Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-13. </ref>
"Waterloo" 1998 N/A A Song for Eurotrash<ref>"A Song For Eurotrash Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-13. </ref>
"U R My Baby" 2002 Disco Brothers Disco Brothers present Stars of the '80s
"Love, Leave, Forget" Multitude Is Harry on the Boat?<ref>"Is Harry on the Boat? Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-13. </ref>

Videography

Title Album details Notes
And That's Not All...<ref>"And That's Not All... - Bananarama". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-13. </ref>
The Video Singles<ref>"The Video Singles - Bananarama". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-13. </ref>
  • Released: 20 November 1987
  • Formats: VHS
  • Label: London Records
The Greatest Hits Collection
  • Released: 14 October 1988
  • Formats: VHS, VCD
  • Label: London Records
  • Compilation of Bananarama's videos until 1988.
30 Years of Bananarama
  • Compilation of 35 videos of Bananarama.

References

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