Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Musical Interlude: It Ain't What You Do, It's the Way That You Do It (1982)

The British vocal group Fun Boy Three spun off from the ska band, The Specials, and scored their only American hit in 1982 with "It Ain't What You Do, It's the Way That You Do It", which was a duet that introduced audiences to the female trio, Bananarama, which would achieve greater success here in the US than Fun Boy Three, though they did return the favor and had Fun Boy Three join them for the song, "You're Really Saying Something".

Interestingly, Fun Boy Three's last hit in their native England was a cover of The Go-Go's' "Our Lips Are Sealed", but that never made it over here. Hmmm.


magicdog said...

I do remember this song. In fact it's currently running in a TV commercial for HP Office jet printers!

Boy, seeing Bananarama so early in thier careers is weird! It was a good 2 years before "Cruel Summer" came out.

hobbyfan said...

Yes, I meant to reference the HP ad, but brain-locked and forgot it.