Bananarama embodied so much of the bespangled excess of the '80s that they came to define at least a portion of the decade. At the outset of their career, the trio of Keren Woodward, Sarah Dallin, and Siobhan Fahey were post-punk renegades redefining the girl group sound for the new wave era. Early on, they received an assist from Terry Hall. The lanky, laconic Specials singer enlisted them as vocal support for "It Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)" and "Really Saying Something," early hits for his group Fun Boy Three. Both covers went into the British Top Ten in 1982, laying the groundwork for Bananarama's own smash "Shy Boy."