Bananarama – Cruel Summer – Official Music Video
The song was written by Bananarama members, Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward, along with Steve Jolley and Tony Swain. “Cruel Summer” was released as the lead single from their self-titled studio album. The single was released in June 1983 (July 1984 in the U.S.) with “Cairo” on the B-side. It reached the top ten in many countries, incl. #8 in the UK, and #9 in the United States. The song was featured in 1984 film “The Karate Kid” but was not included on the original soundtrack album.
In 1989, Bananarama released new verison, “Cruel Summer ’89“.
In 1998, the song was covered by Swedish pop group Ace of Base.
Bananarama – Cruel Summer – Lyrics