Peak UK Chart Position: #7 in August 1989.
So, Bananarama were featured just a few days ago – and for those who remember, Siobhan Fahey somewhat surprised us with her first chart appearance after leaving the girl group.
Shakespears Sister was just Fahey initially, but she eventually met and worked with Marcella Detroit – and it was David A Stewart (Fahey’s husband) who suggested that the two should form a band.
“You’re History” was their second single, and despite the top ten placing, failed to ignite widespread interest – the following three releases had a negligible impact on the charts. However, the song that entered the charts at number 27 in January 1992 for them ultimately became an eight-week number one – “Stay” selling 490,000 copies that year and becoming the fourth best-selling single in the process.
Time to rewind to this day in 1989 – and on a show hosted by Bruno Brookes and Sybil Ruscoe that featured Big Fun, Liza Minnelli, Dogs D’Amour, and Aswad in the studio, and Jive Bunny at number one – here is a brilliant performance by the duo.