The all-girl group originally known as the Bangs formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1981. The lineup consisted of sisters Vicki (guitar) and Debbie Peterson (drums) with Susanna Hoffs (guitar) and Annette Zilinskas (bass). All four handled vocals. After the release of a 1982 EP entitled The Real World, Annette was replaced by Michael Steele, from the all-female band the Runaways.
The group released three albums in the ‘80s before going on hiatus. They reconvened for albums in 2003 and 2011. Susanna Hoffs launched a solo career in 1991. She has released five solo albums and three collaborative albums of cover songs with Matthew Sweet.
Check out the DMDB Music Maker Encyclopedia entries for the Bangles and Susanna Hoffs for more information.
Top 50 Songs
Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists, appearances on compilations and live albums by the featured act, and songs’ chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards.
DMDB Top 1%:
1. Walk Like an Egyptian (1986)
DMDB Top 2%:
2. Eternal Flame (1988)
DMDB Top 5%:
3. Manic Monday (1986)
DMDB Top 10%:
4. Hazy Shade of Winter (1987)
DMDB Top 20%:
8. Walking Down Your Street (1988)
Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:
13. All I Want (Hoffs, 1996)
21. In a Different Light (1986)
31. Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s a Doll Revolution) (2003)
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First posted 3/14/2023.
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