Label: Arista - BVCA-21002 • Format: CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Synth-pop, Europop
Released as a single init was initially a stand-alone Cruel Summer - Ace Of Base - Cruel Summer but was subsequently included on their self-titled second album which was released a year later, thus it is considered the album's first single. The song reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart inand after its inclusion in the film The Karate Kid it reached number nine on the U. Billboard Hot Bananarama singer Sara Dallin said the song "played on the darker side of summer songs : it looked at the oppressive heat, the misery of wanting to be with someone as the summer ticked by.
We've all been there! Although it reached No. The group did not allow the song to be included on the film's soundtrack album, but it still reached No. When Bananarama were still struggling to make money in their early Thunder & Lightning - Fiona - Beyond The Pale, they even performed the song at a beauty contest in Hawaii.
The song's biggest chart success was in South Africa, where it peaked at No. The song has since been revived in various forms. It has appeared in several television commercials, and was covered by other acts, such as Ace of Basewho scored an international hit with it their version reached gold Blow High, Blow Low - Rodgers & Hammerstein - Carousel the US.
Blestenation sampled and remixed the song to make their own, also named "Cruel Summer" but with radically altered lyrics and structure; there are two edits of this song, one of which appeared on the Blue Crush soundtrack. Since its success, the group have recorded another three versions of the song. It reached number 19 on the UK singles chart in June. Another version of the song was recorded and featured on their album Exotica.
This version featured Latin instrumentation and additional lyrics, but it was not released as a single. They released another updated version inas a B-side of their single " Love Comes ". The song was also featured as the theme tune of the first series of Trouble 's reality show of the same name, where a group of young adults was sent off to a holiday camp, only to be tortured and humiliated in an attempt to win The Way You Want It - Various - 10 Hits Da Pan - O Melhor Das Pistas large sum of money.
The music video was directed by Nigel Dickand shot in New York City in the summer of and features a take on the American TV show The Dukes of Hazzardwith a bumbling cop duo who chase the girls as they make their escape in a truck at one point, Bananarama members throw bananas Cruel Summer - Ace Of Base - Cruel Summer a trailing police car.
She recalled the shoot, conducted during a heatwaveas a difficult experience. Our HQ was a tavern under the Brooklyn Bridgewhich had a ladies' room with a chipped mirror where we had to do our makeup. After an exhausting morning shooting in the city in brutal August heat, the band returned to the tavern for lunch.
They made the acquaintance of some local dockworkers, who, upon learning Cruel Summer - Ace Of Base - Cruel Summer their situation, shared vials of cocaine with them. The music video for the remix was a compilation of different shots from Roots Radical - Jimmy Cliff - We All Are One: The Best Of earlier videoclips.
Notably missing are clips from the original video. Fahey is only featured in a pair of frames. Bananarama were unable to record a proper video for the song, because they were in the middle of a world tour at the time of its release.
It was released as the second single from their third album Flowers and as the lead single from the American version of the album titled Cruel Summer. It also became Ace of Base' fifth and final top 10 single in the UK. Billboard wrote about the song: "The act that gave the such Abba-esque ditties as "All That She Wants" and "The Sign" turns its attention toward Bananarama, faithfully covering one of that group's bigger '80s-era hits.
However, the vocals hold few surprises, which is exactly what fans of both Ace Of Base and the original recording will want. In all, a potential smash that could keep this Swedish quartet on the front burner of top 40 radio for much of the summer. A pretty lofty ambition. Excepting the pointless title track a hit for Bananarama inBerggren has done his homework.
A music videos was filmed and directed by Nigel Dick. It was shot in Rome between 27 and 29 June There are three versions of the video:. The original video and the video using the Big Bonus Mix contain identical and similar footage, whereas the Frenglish version contains completely new footage. Ace of Base united with the French boy band Alliage and re-recorded as a duet in a release designed specifically for the French markets. It is bilingual in English and French with added Cruel Summer - Ace Of Base - Cruel Summer to the original.
Ace of Base also performed the song live on French television joined by Alliage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Cruel Summer Ace of Base song. This article is about the song by Bananarama.
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