1. Bananarama

Lifelong friends Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward met Sara D in school. First hit in 1979 was “Cruel Summer” featured in Karate Kid Soundtrack in 1983. “Venus” was a huge hit but the girls biggest hit came in 1987, “I Heard A Rumor”.


2. Bangles 

Sisters Debbie and Vicki Peterson joined by Susanna Hoffs and Annette Zilinskas formed in 1981 as “The Bangs” changing the name to The Bangles due to a legal issue. They had several hits like “Walk Like An Eqyptian” their 2nd biggest hit was written by Prince, “Manic Monday”, and the biggest was “Eternal Flame”.


3. GO GO’s

Belinda Carlisle along with Jane Wiedlin, Kathy Valentine, Gina Schock and Charlotte Caffey formed the GO GO’s in 1981 with the album Beauty and the Beat. The band broke up in 85 from creative differences and mostly because of drug use by Belinda Carlisle. Caffey went on to write songs for Keith Urban and Schock wrote for Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.



Jeanette Jurado, Gioia Bruno and Ann Curless formed Expose in Miami in 1986 by a Miami DJ Lewis Martinee.


5. Pointer Sisters

June, Bonnie, Ruth and Anita Pointer from Oakland California were great in the 70s, but stepped it up in the 80s.