Robert De Niro’s Waiting… was filmed on Feb 24, 2018 in New York City. The concert was by the original line up of Bananarama – This song was the second single released from their self-titled second album in 1984.
The single is one of the group’s strongest performing releases, peaking at number three in the UK singles chart (the single to date stands in a three-way tie as Bananarama’s highest-charting UK hit). It made a brief appearance on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 95.
An extended version of the song was available on the 12″ single. The B-side of both 7″ and 12″ singles was a song called “Push!” Also included on the 12″ single, was an unlisted track; a different version “Link” from Bananarama.
Bananarama have re-recorded “Robert De Niro’s Waiting…” twice, in 2000 for the G-A-Y compilation and the next year another new re-recording was included on their album Exotica.
Original group member Siobhan Fahey admitted that the song is “about date rape” in Bananarama’s 2017 reunion interview with The Guardian. This echoed similar statements in the group’s contemporaneous interviews.
Billboard named the song #74 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.