The Goombay Dance Band is a German based band of the 1970s created by Oliver Bendt. The band is named after a small bay on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.
Their music has a distinctive sound (somewhat similar to Boney M.), a mixture of Caribbean soca or calypso and western pop.
The group built up a fan base across Europe and in total released some 15 singles between 1979 and 1985, within which time they enjoyed their greatest commercial success. They proved very popular in South Africa too, where "Sun of Jamaica" and "Aloha-Oe" topped the singles charts. "Seven Tears" also charted, becoming Number One in the U.K. Singles Charts on 23 March 1982, while "Rain" and "Eldorado" also proved popular.
Their most successful song was "Sun of Jamaica" which topped the German single charts for nine weeks in 1980 and sold 11 million copies, although it never reached the Top 40 in the UK. However, in 1982, their song "Seven Tears" topped the UK Singles Chart for three weeks and was also a million-seller. It was the eighth best selling single in the UK during 1982. Another song which did not reach the chart was "Indio Boy" (1982). "Sun of Jamaica" also reached the top of the German music charts in 1980, when performed under the title "Nie mehr allein sein" by singer Tony Holiday.
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