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On this day:
At 27th June of 1984, Bananarama released their hit single "Cruel Summer" in the US. "Cruel Summer" was not an immediate international success when it was released, its international popularity soared after its inclusion in the 1984 feature film 'The Karate Kid'.

In this song, the singer finds herself alone in a hot city, as her boyfriend has left. For her, it's a cruel summer. Like most tracks on their 2nd album, "Bananarama", the song was written by the  three group members - Sarah Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward - and their producers, Steve Jolley and Tony Swain.

This did well when it was released in England in 1983, but it wasn't a hit in the US until 1984, when it was used in the movie 'The Karate Kid.' The group had four Top-10 UK hits to that point, but "Cruel Summer" was their first to make an impact in America.

From the Beach Boys' "Surfin' U.S.A." to Mungo Jerry's "In the Summertime," certain songs work best in the summer. Sara Dallin of Bananarama told The Guardian July 22, 2009: "The best summer songs remind you of your youth: what you did in your holidays, how it felt when you first kissed a boy, going away without your parents." She added that this song, "played on the darker side: it looked at the oppressive heat, the misery of wanting to be with someone as the summer ticked by. We've all been there!"

Directed by Brian Simmons, the music video was shot in New York City, primarily because the group had never been there and wanted to go. They used a tavern in Brooklyn as their base camp, which is where they first discovered cocaine.

Siobhan Fahey recalls in the book 'I Want My MTV': "When we repaired to the tavern for lunch, we met a bunch of dockworkers. They were intrigued by us and started chatting, and they all had these little vials of coke. I'd never done coke - I was aware of its existence, but I didn't know anybody who could afford it. We were exhausted and they gave us very generous bumps. That was our lunch. When you watch that video, we look really tired and miserable in the scenes we shot before lunch, and then the after-lunch shots are all euphoric and manic."

In addition to 'The Karate Kid', this song also appeared in the movies 'Fraternity Vacation' (1985) and 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion' (1997), as well as the "K.I.T.T. vs. K.A.R.R." episode of the TV show 'Knight Rider.'

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secession- the magician
 
Memories....flooding in

You'd spin my head around
kick me when I'm down
I found my feet again
now I can't lose
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Laughter is the best health remedy.Love Biking, fishing most watercraft, Very  likable personality, if you dont like me then your dead to me.Love horror and scifi. Huge fan of Lost the tv series.Favorite music is Alternative and New wave. Grew up listening to rock music survived :( 9/11..
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