I cannot stop listening to Cruel Summer by Bananarama.
It’s a banging tune – so fair enough eh.
But also I am taken back to when I first saw
The Karate Kid, and then every time after
when I’ve seen The Karate Kid.
And thinking back to my aunty – when she
was always the cool one with a new EMI Shop bag
every week – the likes of Bowie or Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles,
Prince, Madonna, Tears for Fears, Go West…
So when I listen to Cruel Summer I am thinking about
all of that. You might not hear it but I am listening to all of it.
Plus, and I know I have said this already, but it’s
a fucking banger of a tune.