Bananarama, "Shy Boy" single (1983). Front cover image. Pop music.
Bananarama, "Shy Boy" single (1983). Back cover image. Pop music.
Bananarama, "Shy Boy" single (1983). Record and label sticker image. Pop music.
London Records

Bananarama "Shy Boy" Single (1983)

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Details: Used 7” record. Fun tracks by UK group Bananarama! Some ring wear and bending on picture sleeve—see images.

Description: “The track "Shy Boy" is a song recorded by English group Bananarama. It appears on their 1983 debut album Deep Sea Skiving and was released as its second single. It was written and produced by the production team of Steve Jolley and Tony Swain and marked the first in a long line of studio collaborations between them and Bananarama.

The song is rumored to be a tribute to teenaged London pirate radio comedian Mark Gould whom Bananarama subsequently demanded as their Christmas present for 1983 on the Christmas edition of BBC1's Show Business program, which was broadcast on 16 December 1983.

Released in summer 1982, "Shy Boy" became the third consecutive single by Bananarama to hit the top-five, reaching number four in the UK singles chart. It also was a success in Australia, where it reached number two, becoming their first top 40 hit in that country. Top-ten success also followed in New Zealand and Canada. "Shy Boy" charted well on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart and was the first of Bananarama's singles to dent the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 83. The song was known as "Shy Boy (Don't it make you feel good)" in the USA.

The song was originally called "Big Red Motorbike," however, Bananarama didn't like the lyrics and changed it to "Shy Boy"

Grade: VG+ (picture sleeve) / VG+ (record)


  1. Shy Boy (Don’t It Make You Feel Good)


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