Billboard #1 Hits: #607: ‘Venus’- Bananarama. September 6, 1986. #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Venus’- Bananarama
- Record Company- London/PolyGram
- Genre: Dance-Pop
- Written by Robbie van Leeuwen
- Time: 3:50
- B-side: ‘White Train’
- Album-True Confessions
- Grade : B
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #8 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Canada, Finland, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland
Shocking Blue a Dutch band scored at #1 hit with this song in 1970- and sixteen years later it went back to the top again with the Bananarama version. Having listened to both versions a number of times in the past year or so- I have to say the original version is the best but I like both.