" is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama
. It appears on their 1983 debut album Deep Sea Skiving
and was released as its third single. The song was the first Bananarama single to be written by group members Sara Dallin
, Siobhan Fahey
and Keren Woodward
and also their first ballad
Coming off three consecutive top-ten hits, "Cheers Then" peaked at a disappointing number forty-five in the UK singles chart
. Fahey said in a 1986 interview about this song, "We started taking our careers seriously after 'Cheers Then' bombed. Before then we thought all groups just brought out records and had them go to the top of the charts. It bought us down to reality a bit."
Even with its relatively low sales, the song is regarded by critics as one of Bananarama's best recordings . The group's fortunes would rebound, however, with their UK follow-up single, a cover version
's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
The B-side, "Girl About Town," has been issued on CD for the first time. It can be found on the 2007 UK reissue of Deep Sea Skiving
as one of five bonus tracks.
The music video
was a recreation of the musical film The Sound of Music
. Filmed in Salzburg, the girls re-enact many of the scenes from the film, including the step-jumping scene for "Do-Re-Mi" and running in the hills.
- 12-inch vinyl
- "Cheers Then"......