"I Heard a Rumour
" is a 1987 song recorded by English girl group Bananarama
, featured on their Wow!
album. It was also featured in the film Disorderlies
(starring The Fat Boys
) and included on its soundtrack
"I Heard a Rumour" became one of Bananarama's biggest singles, hitting #14 in their native UK, and climbing to #4 in the U.S., #2 in Canada and #8 in New Zealand. It was also a hit in nightclubs, prompting a top-five placing on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play
Songwriter and music producer Pete Waterman
names "I Heard A Rumour", as one of his favorite songs.
The chords and general structure are the same as those of Michael Fortunati
's hit "Give Me Up.
The song is included in the PlayStation karaoke
game SingStar Anthems
The music video
is an expansion on the dress-up theme of Bananarama's "Venus
Group members Sara Dallin
, Siobhan Fahey
, and Keren Woodward
are seen emulating various film stars, projected on screens behind them, by dressing up in various costumes, such as a cowgirl or Carmen Miranda
. Bananarama's trademark silliness is interspersed throughout.
At one point the group, dressed in French can-can dresses, bend over to 'moon' the camera and expose the letters W-O-W (a reference to their album title) on their rears.
Bloopers, of the girls making mistakes in the dance routine, are intercut with other footage.
- 7-inch single
- "I Heard a Rumour" (Album Version) -......