Cruel Summer

1983 song by Bananarama

"Cruel Summer" is a popular song by Bananarama. It was released in 1984 in the United States. It charted higher around the United Kingdom after being released there one year before. The song is about sadness during the summer and wanting to be close to another person. Fourteen years after it came out, Ace of Base did an updated version of this classic.

"Cruel Summer"
Single by Bananarama
from the album Bananarama
Released27 June 1983
RecordedApril 1983
  • 3:35 (album version)
  • 4:55 (disco version)
Producer(s)Jolley & Swain
Bananarama singles chronology
"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"
"Cruel Summer"
"Robert De Niro's Waiting..."


"Cruel Summer '89"

"Megarama '89"
Music video
"Cruel Summer" at YouTube
Music video
"Cruel Summer '89" at YouTube