Bananarama is an English female pop group who have had success on the pop and dance charts since 1982. Although there have been line-up changes, the group enjoyed their most popular success as a trio made up of lifelong friends Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin. Since 1988, Bananarama have been listed in the Guinness World Records as the all-female group with the most chart entries.
Bananarama were founded in London in 1979 by Fahey, Woodward and Dallin. The trio were ardent followers of the punk rock and post-punk music scene during the late 1970s and early 1980s and often performed impromptu sets or backing vocals at gigs for such bands as The Monochrome Set, Iggy Pop, The Jam, Department S and The Nipple Erectors. Bananarama were approached by Malcolm McLaren, manager of the Sex Pistols, Adam and the Ants and Bow Wow Wow, who suggested he manage the group but they passed.