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

ContentsEdit

 [hide*1 Albums

Albums[edit]Edit

Studio albums[edit]Edit

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK

[1]

AUS

[2]

CAN

[3]

FRA

[4]

GER

[5]

JPN

[6]

NZ

[7]

SWE

[8]

SWI

[9]

US

[10]

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[11]
True Confessions
  • Released: 12 July 1986
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
46 19 10 25 33 6 15
Wow!
  • Released: 12 September 1987
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
26 1 32 65 38 31 22 44
Pop Life
  • Released: 18 May 1991
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
42 2 53 37
Please Yourself
  • Released: 3 April 1993
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
46 95
Ultra Violet[A]

(also known as I Found Love)

  • Released: 27 May 1995
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Formats: CD, cassette
61
Exotica[B]
  • Released: 12 March 2001
  • Label: M6 Interactions
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Drama 169 223
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[edit]Edit

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK

[1]

AUS

[2]

CAN

[3]

FRA

[4]

GER

[5]

JPN

[6]

NZ

[7]

SWE

[8]

US

[10]

Greatest Hits Collection
  • Released: 14 October 1988
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette
3 21 12 2 43 7 7 43 151
  • UK: 3× Platinum[11]
  • CAN: Gold[12]
  • AU: Platinum
  • US: Gold[13]
The Greatest Remixes Collection
  • Released: 10 September 1993
  • Label: London
  • Formats: LP, cassette
125 7
Bunch of Hits
  • Released: 13 March 1993
  • Label: Alex Records
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
The Very Best of Bananarama
  • Released: 15 October 2001
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, cassette
43
  • UK: Silver[11]
Venus and Other Hits
  • Released: 18 June 2003
  • Label: Flashback Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
144
Really Saying Something: The Platinum Collection
  • Released: 27 September 2005
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
162
The Twelve Inches of Bananarama
  • Released: 2 October 2006
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
140
Greatest Hits and More More More
  • Released: 7 May 2007
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
61
30 Years of Bananarama
  • Released: 17 July 2012
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
62
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]Edit

Title Album details Notes
12" Mixes
Drama Remixes, Vol. 1
  • Features remixes and outtakes from Drama.[14]
Now or Never
  • Released: 25 September 2012
  • Label: In A Bunch
  • Formats: Digital download

Other releases[edit]Edit

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.[16]
Bananarama: The Collection
  • Released: 12 December 2011
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Box set including the best songs selected by Bananarama.[17]

Singles[edit]Edit

As main artist[edit]Edit

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK

[1]

BEL

[18]

FRA

[18]

GER

[5]

IRL

[19]

JPN

[6][18]

NL

[20]

NZ

[7]

SWI

[9]

US

[10]

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Dance_Club_Songs US

Dance] [10]

"Aie a Mwana" 1981 76 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
  • UK: Silver[21]
Fun Boy Three
"Really Saying Something"

(featuring Fun Boy Three)

5 74 7 9 16 16 Deep Sea Skiving
"Shy Boy" 4 2 6 3 8 12 5 83 14
  • UK: Silver[11]
"Cheers Then" 45
"He's Got Tact"[A] 37
"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" 1983 5 38 29 4 29 17
"Cruel Summer" 8 32 40 24 7 48 32 9 11 Bananarama
"Robert De Niro's Waiting..." 1984 3 40 34 7 8 22 8 95
  • UK: Silver[11]
"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 22 True Confessions
"Venus" 1986 8 1 6 4 2 1 1 5 1 1 1 1
  • CAN: Platinum[12]
"More Than Physical" 41 28 38 73 5
"A Trick of the Night" 1987 32 99 7 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[11]
"I Can't Help It" 20 27 13 31 12 30 47 7
"I Want You Back" 1988 5 3 40 9 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
"Help!"

(featuring Lananeeneenoonoo)

1989 3 25 9 6 8 2 94 24 35 8
"Cruel Summer' 89" 19 24 16 22 non-album single
"Only Your Love" 1990 27 51 10 49 Pop Life
"Preacher Man" 20 147 40 10 46 11
"Long Train Running" 1991 30 179 47 8 45 18 45
"Tripping on Your Love" 76 10 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" 78 41
"Take Me to Your Heart" 1996
"Careless Whisper"[B] 2001 Exotica
"If"[B]
"Move in My Direction" 2005 14 41 25 7 93 34 87 67 14 Drama
"Look on the Floor (Hypnotic Tango)" 26 95 7 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:


  • A ^ Released only in Japan.
  • B ^ Released only in France.
  • C ^ Released only in Canada.

As featured artist[edit]Edit

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK

[22]

AUS

[2][23][24]

FRA

[25]

GER

[26]

JPN

[27]

NL

[28]

NZ

[29]

SWE

[30]

SWI

[31]

US

[27]

"Do They Know It's Christmas?"

(among Band Aid)

1984 1 1 34 1 36 1 1 1 1 13
  • UK: Platinum[32]
  • CAN: Platinum[33]
  • US: Gold[34]
non-album single
"Let It Be"

(among Ferry Aid)

1987 1 28 8 74 4 4 9 1 non-album single
"Do They Know It's Christmas?"

(among Band Aid II)

1989 1 30 3 20 8 15 24 non-album single
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]Edit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK

[1]

FRA

[37]

RUS

[38]

"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[edit]Edit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK

[1]

RUS

[38]

"Don`t Step On My Groove" 2006 117 Drama
"Waterfall" 273
"Frequency" 175
"Dum Dum Boy" 2009 185 Viva
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]Edit

Song Year Other(s) Artist(s) Album
"Sanctuary" 1982 Fun Boy Three Fun Boy Three[39]
"Funrama 2"
"Alone"
"No Feelings" N/A Party Party[40]
"Riskin' a Romance" 1987 N/A The Secret of My Success[41]
"Waterloo" 1998 N/A A Song For Eurotrash[42]
"U R My Baby" 2002 Disco Brothers Disco Brothers present Stars of the '80s
"Love, Leave, Forget" Multitude Is Harry on the Boat?[43]

Videography[edit]Edit

Title Album details Notes
And That's Not All...[44]
The Video Singles[45]
  • Released: 20 November 1987
  • Formats: VHS
  • Label: London Records
The Greatest Hits Collection
  • Released: 14 October 1988
  • Formats: VHS
  • Label: London Records
  • Compilation of Bananarama's videos until 1988.
30 Years of Bananarama
  • Compilation of 35 videos of Bananarama.

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