Okay, so many critics were calling this a novelty record (amongst other things!), but I know an awful lot of people who really liked this song, including myself. Not all music has to take itself too seriously, and I've heard a lot worse than this!
Baltimora were an Italian, New Wave dance act and this song peaked at No.3 in the UK singles charts in August 1985. It also managed to reach No.1 in France and the Netherlands, and No.13 in the U.S.
It was taken from the album Living In The Background,
and despite the success of the single, the album failed to chart in the
UK. However, it did do well in Canada, and also charted in Sweden (18),
Italy (26) and the U.S. (49).
Tarzan Boy was the only successful single for Baltimora in the UK.
Baltimora attempted a comeback in 1987 with a second album, Survivor In Love, but the single "Key Key Karimba" was the only notable track that managed to enter the Top 100 charts in only a few countries.
Frontman Jimmy McShane died on 29 March 1995, of complications from Aids.
This was the comeback single which failed to chart in the UK, but reached #37 in Italy. The previous single Juke Box Boy which was the last release from the first album had reached #12 in Italy.
The photo is of Jimmy McShane from 1987.
80s Artists beginning with B
Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas?
Bangles (The) Manic Monday
Bee Gees You Win Again
Belouis Some Imagination
Berlin Take My Breath Away
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes Time Of My Life
Billy Idol Dancing With Myself
Billy Idol Don't Need A Gun
Billy Idol White Wedding
Black Wonderful Life
Black Box Ride On Time
Blue Zoo Cry Boy Cry
Bob Marley & The Wailers Could You Be Loved
Boris Gardiner I Want To Wake Up With You
Boy Meets Girl Waiting For A Star To Fall
Bryan Ferry Slave To Love
Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up