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"Cruel Summer" is a pop and new wave song written and originally performed by Bananarama that was a top ten hit in Britain in 1983. Singer Sara Dallin said the song "played on the darker side (of summer songs): it looked at the oppressive heat, the misery of wanting to be with someone as the summer ticked by. We've all been there!"

"Cruel Summer" was not an immediate international success when it was released. Although it hit #8 on… read more

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Hot summer streets
And the pavements are burning
I sit around

Trying to smile
But the air is so heavy and dry

Strange voices are saying
What did…

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