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Eligible since: 2006 (The 2007 Induction Ceremony)

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Cruel Summer (1983)

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Will Bananarama be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


8 comments so far (post your own)

why the hell should bananarama get into the hof they where just one of many lame 80's one hit wonder bands

Posted by karl on Sunday, 10.28.07 @ 03:07am

They've probably had 40 hits and at least 10 top 10s which is a plausible argument on top of the fact that they were influential.

Posted by john on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 12:30pm

Actually, they had 3 top ten hits in the U.S. and 10 in the U.K., and I don't know that they were or are all that influential.

Posted by Terry on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 17:27pm

for what? ruinging every song they ever covered? even pat boone rocks harder than these airheads

Posted by spike on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 11:28am

They had a lot more than one hit and they epitomize their era and they are kinda cute. They also weren't very good singers-- but there are worse bands in the Hall.

Posted by Timothy Horrigan on Wednesday, 11.12.08 @ 16:06pm

Whether or not they were influential is up in the air, but they did have a string of hits in their home country and a few in the US (which makes them more than a one hit wonder), and they actually have a Guinness World Record as the all-female group who have the most chart entries in history. One influence that is often not noted is theirs on Madonna. You can Youtube their early videos, and you can clearly see from where Madonna got her style.

Posted by Casey on Saturday, 04.10.10 @ 11:15am

They should just get in for that "Cruel Summer" song alone... I have gotten so high so many times listening to that song over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again

Posted by El_Jesus on Tuesday, 05.6.14 @ 17:06pm

Venus cover, Cruel Summer, Madonna influence? The one and only banana girl group.

Posted by Dick on Friday, 08.11.17 @ 10:33am

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