BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #607: ‘VENUS’- BANANARAMA -SEPTEMBER 6, 1986

The Number Ones: Bananarama's “Venus”

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.

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