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Their second album, Bananarama (UK #16, US #30) (1984) was a more socially conscious effort. The group wanted to be taken more seriously, so wrote songs that focused on heavier topics: " Hotline To Heaven " (UK#58) is a stand against the drugs-are-cool culture; and " Rough Justice " (UK#23) deals with social apathy. The album contained the hit singles, " Robert De Niro's Waiting... ," (UK#3) and their first US Top 10 hit, "Cruel Summer" (UK#8, US#9) (1983), which was included in the film The Karate Kid . The trio also recorded the single, " The Wild Life " (US#70) for a 1984 American film of the same name .

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The music video , directed by Peter Care , with choreography by Bruno Tonioli , received extensive play on MTV and video channels across the world, and presented Bananarama in various costumes, including a she-devil , a French temptress , a vampiress , and several Greek goddesses . In one sequence of the video, The Birth of Venus , the painting by Sandro Botticelli is adapted as a tableau vivant . The video marked a pivotal shift towards a more glamorous and sexual image for the girls that contrasted with the tomboyish style of their earlier work.

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