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Fun Music Information -> Bananarama

This is the most recent information about Bananarama that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Bananarama, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Bananarama/Shocking Blue, Bananarama/Ace Of Base

Band Name Origins:

  • Contrary to what G said, their first single had nothing to do with inspiration for their name. The "rama" did come from the Roxy Music song "Pyjamarama", but the "banana" came from a children's show called "The Banana Splits." Submitted by: Lady Rhay
  • Their first single, "Aie A Mwana", had lyrics in Swahili, which sounded "tropical" to the girls--somehow that suggested "bananas" to them. Then they took the "rama" from the song "Pyjamarama" by the group Roxy Music and put it all together. Submitted by: G

Stupid Band Names:

  • I mean c'mon, its a friggin' banana... rama.... you ever seen a bunch of bananas having a rama? Submitted by: mr. man

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
BananarumbaThe name of a dessert at Chili's restaurants.Cassandra
PapayaramaAnother fruit ending with the letter A.Katie

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"I Want Chinese""I Want Candy"gccradioscience

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Cruel Summer,"A season can't exhibit cruelty.Duncan Moore

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"My Favorite Things," Julie Andrews"Love, Truth & Honesty," Bananarama
"Physical," Olivia Newton-John"More Than Physical," Bananarama
"Where Are You Now?," Jimmy Harnen w/ Synch"Venus," Bananarama
"I Never Told You What I Do For A Living," My Chemical Romance "I Heard A Rumour," Bananarama
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"A Trick Of The Nigh" originally "A Trick Of The Night"
A trick done by parties not far away
Francine Harper
"A Tick Of The Night" originally "A Trick Of The Night"
Candy Welty
"A Rick Of The Night" originally "A Trick Of The Night"
Candy Welty

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"A Trick Of The Nighty" originally "A Trick Of The Night"
Francine Harper
"A Trick Of The Knight" originally "A Trick Of The Night"
Candy Welty
"(He Was) Really Slaying Something" originally "(He Was) Really Saying Something"
Alan Toyce
"(He Was) Really Spaying Something" originally "(He Was) Really Saying Something"
Alan Toyce
"Shy Body (Don't It Make You Feel Good)" originally "Shy Boy (Don't It Make You Feel Good)"
Serafina

Change a Letter:

"A Trick Of The Eight" originally "A Trick Of The Night"
A card trick, or one performed by a team of eight?
Francine Harper
"A Trick Of The Sight" originally "A Trick Of The Night"
As in an optical illusion?
Francine Harper
"A Truck Of The Night" originally "A Trick Of The Night"
Candy Welty
"A Trick Of The Light" originally "A Trick Of The Night"
Candy Welty
"A Trick Or The Night" originally "A Trick Of The Night"
Candy Welty

There are additional Bananarama song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Venus""Anus"Steve L
"Venus""Beano"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Venus""Phoenix"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Cruel Summer""Cool Zombie"Sue Donym
"Robert De Niro's Waiting""Wisconsin Dells is Splashin'"Kahuna Accidentale of the Dells
"Cruel Summer""Hunter Van Pelt"Scotty Dangerously
"Love In The First Degree""Off By Sixteen Degrees"Airrider
"Cruel Summer""Cold Summer"Matthew Whitaker
"Venus""Venus Flytrap"Matthias
"Venus""New Venice"Offender

There are additional Bananarama song parodies available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Cool For The Summer
   Demi Lovato
Cruel Summer
   Bananarama
Cruel For The Summer
Totally changes first song's meaning!
Quyjibo
Robert DeNiro's Waiting
   Bananarama
Waiting For A Girl Like You
   Foreigner
Robert DeNiro's Waiting For A Girl Like You
Suth
Cruel Summer
   Bananarama
Summer Of '69
   Bryan Adams
Cruel Summer Of '69
Edward
Robert De Niro's Waiting
   Bananarama
Waiting For Your Love
   Toto
Robert De Niro's Waiting For Your Love
Mickey D.
There are additional Bananarama duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Bananarama Splits
The Banana Splits combined with Bananarama
Submitted By: Candy Welty
One Banana Republic
One Republic combined with Bananarama
The Boomtown Rats would be an obvious influence.
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Nirvanarama
Nirvana combined with Bananarama
hmmm... can't quite imagine that one.
Submitted By: Matthew Whitaker
Rotten Bananas
Johnny Rotten combined with Bananarama
No comment.
Submitted By: King George

There are additional Bananarama Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"I Heard a Rumour"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll tie you up you oughta know.
Original Lyrics:
I'll tell you what you want to know.
"I Heard a Rumour"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're some d**kwad!
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Original Lyrics:
Yes I did boy!
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
"I Heard a Rumour"
Misheard Lyrics:
So you realize I'm Portuguese
And the love you threw away
How can I forgive those super gay
It's never gonna be the same
Original Lyrics:
So you realize what hurt you made
And the love you threw away
How can I forgive or soon forget
It's never gonna be the same
"Robert DeNiro's Waiting"
Misheard Lyrics:
Robert DeNiro's waiting
Something Italian.
Original Lyrics:
Robert DeNiro's waiting
Talking Italian.
There are additional Bananarama misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"I Heard a Rumour"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're some d**kwad!
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Original Lyrics:
Yes I did boy!
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Story about this misheard lyric by: Al D

When I first heard this song on the radio way back when, and heard what I thought I heard-- I thought: "how did they manage to sneak that on the air??" I learned the true line years later, and it turned out that Bananarama wasn't being as edgy as I originally thought.

There are additional Bananarama misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Venus"
Better Lyrics:
I'm your Samus, I'm your fire at your desire
Original Lyrics:
I'm your Venus, I'm your fire at your desire
Submitted by: Andrea Huckstep

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Dream Dream Baby"
The Funny Lyrics:
You know that you like to fool around
You know I'm the hottest thing in town!
Why They're Funny:
mmm they think alot of themselves...don't they?
Submitted by: DizzyLizzi
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Cruel Summer"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Trying to smile, but the air is so heavy and dry
Why They're Nonsensical:
If the air is heavy, it would be humid, not dry. Maybe they failed science class?
Submitted by: Allen Horak
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Robert De Niro's Waiting"
The Lyrics:
Robert De Niro's waiting
Talking Italian
Robert De Niro's waiting
Talking Italian
Who They Mention:
Robert De Niro
Submitted by: FussBudget
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Ban A Ram, Ana Submitted by: Candy Welty
Arab Ma Anna Submitted by: Candy Welty
Man A Bar, Ana Submitted by: Candy Welty
Mar A Banana Submitted by: Candy Welty
Bar A Ma, Anna Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Bananarama Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Hide Rum, Aurora." originally "I Heard A Rumour"
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"Gene, I Lost My Girl Shayna" originally "Really Saying Something"
Submitted by: Ed
"Greetings, Olly, I'm Shayna" originally "Really Saying Something"
Submitted by: Ed
"Greetings, Shayna, I'm Olly" originally "Really Saying Something"
Olly can be a nickname for Oliver
Submitted by: Ed
"Nosily Shying A Telegram" originally "Really Saying Something"
Submitted by: Ed

There are additional Bananarama Song Title Anagrams available.

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Chiquita Bananas
Submitted by: British Bullcrap

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"The Wild Life"
1984 comedy-drama
Submitted by: Opie M.

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