Bananarama are an English female pop music singing group who have had success on the pop and dance charts since 1982. Rather than relying on harmony, the band generally sings in unison, as do their background vocalists. Although there have been line-up changes, the group enjoyed most success as a trio made up of friends Keren Woodward, Sara Dallin and Siobhan Fahey.
“I Can’t Help It” was included on the fourth studio album Wow! by Bananarama and was released as its third single except in the U.S., where it was the album’s second single (following “I Heard a Rumour”) and Australia, where it was the album’s fourth single (after “I Want You Back”). The track was co-written and produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) trio.
The single peaked at number twenty in the UK singles chart, #27 on the Australian ARIA chart (where it was released in August 1988 after I Want You Back), and just missed the top-forty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. A hit in nightclubs, “I Can’t Help It” climbed to number seven on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart.
This is the final Bananarama single to feature Siobhan Fahey, who announced her departure shortly after its release.
The 2nd 12″ single release of “I Can’t Help It” featured remixes by Pete Hammond.
I Can’t Help It (The “Hammond” Version Excursion) 6:30
Esctacy (Wild Style) 5:35