I have a confession: It wasn't until researching this song for this post that I realised Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) is actually a cover originally released by Steam, a group that made The Village People look like the epitome of lad culture.
Bananarama, however, bestrode the eighties like four (yes, four, remember?) pop femmes fatales and by the decade's end had earned the title of most successful girl group ever.
When I bought The Greatest Hits around this time I pretty much knew Side A back to front (their imperial era, from Venus onward into the PWL years) but had never heard any song on Side B (the early punk-ish years). Na Na Hey Hey came towards the end of this side and stood out with its oddball title and repetitive hook.
Bananarama's 1982 debut album Deep Sea Skiving, from which this song is taken, is a perfect entry into the Girl Group canon, from Motown's Marvelettes to present-day X Factor superstars Little Mix, and the girl group genre is a style to which I'll inevitably return before this list ends.