Bananarama – Cruel Summer ’89 – Official Music Video
The song was written by Bananarama members Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward, along with Steve Jolley and Tony Swain. The original version was released in June 1983. It was featured on the group’s 1984 second, self-titled album. The single peaked at #3 in South Africa, #5 in France and #8 in the UK.
“Cruel Summer ’89” was remixed by Freddy Bastone. It was released in June 1989 reaching #2 in Finland. In the Official UK singles chart it peaked at #19. The remixed version is featured on Bananarama greatest hits album, “The Works” and “Really Saying Something: The Platinum Collection”.
In 1998, “Cruel Summer” was covered by the Swedish group Ace of Base.