Manic Monday (1986)
Other members of The Bangles have included Annette Zilinskas (1982-83) and Michael Steele (1983-1989 and 1989-2005) who was also in The Runaways. By the way, Michael Steele is female to avoid any confusion!
During the eighties (between 1986 and 1989) the band achieved success with eight Top 40 singles in the U.S. and UK. The girls split-up in 1989 but reformed again ten years later. They released a new album in 2011 entitled Sweetheart Of The Sun.
1984 All Over The Place #86
1986 Different Light #3
1988 Everything #5
2003 Doll Revolution #62
2011 Sweetheart of the Sun -
Chart positions shown are for the UK
This infectious 80s rock/pop single became the first major hit for the band, reacing No.2 in both the UK and U.S. main singles charts. The track was lifted from the platinum-selling album Different Light which achieved 3x Platinum in the US.
The song was actually written by Prince and was originally offered to Appollonia 6, before being offered to The Bangles.
The other big hit from Different Light was Walk Like An Egyptian, which was a No.1 in the USA and No.3 in the UK.
The Bangles version fared better, reaching #31 in the UK and #29 in the U.S. although it wasn't as commercially successful as their previous single Manic Monday.
Walk Like An Egyptian is the first song by an all-female group who play their own instruments to top the Billboard singles chart.