For all of the guys out there who follow Retro Friday, I am sorry ... today is going be a girlie post! (Although the surfer girls in bikinis below may make up for it!)
On Monday, when I was in quite the funk after my air conditioner broke and I was in need of some 80's music therapy, this was one of the songs that helped pull me out of my funk ... and I thought hey, what a great Retro Friday song!
"Cruel Summer" is a pop song originally performed by Bananarama that was a top ten hit in Britain in 1983. Sara Dallin of Bananarama told The Guardian that 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!”
I love the song Cruel Summer. It totally reminds me of summer days in High School spent at Zuma Beach or Paradise Cove in Southern California.
Paradise Cove, circa 1990
I think the other reason why is reminds me of summer so much is because there was a remix of the song Cruel Summer that plays over the opening scene of the movie Blue Crush (yes, surfer chick flick movie), and I love, love, love that movie, too!
Cruel Summer via Blue Crush
So as we approach Memorial Day, and the kick off of summer, here's a little Bananarama, AND the Blue Crush remix as well, to brighten your Friday!
Cruel Summer - Bananarama