The Bangles are an American all-female band that originated in the early 1980s, scoring several hit singles during the decade. In 1983 the Bangles signed to Columbia. Veteran power-pop producer David Kahne produced All Over the Place, which featured such classic Bangles songs as "Hero Takes a Fall" and Kimberley Rew's "Going Down to Liverpool." After seeing the video for ”Hero Takes a Fall,” Prince became a fan, and gave them the song "Manic Monday,” which went to #2 in 1986. The parent album, Different Light, which reached #2 on the album chart, featured other hits as well: "Walk Like an Egyptian” (which went to #1), Jules Shear's "If She Knew What She Wants," "Walking Down Your Street" and a cover of AleX Chilton's "September Gurls." In 1987 the Bangles' version of Paul Simon's "Hazy Shade of Winter" from the Less Than Zero soundtrack became their second #1 track. Everything followed in 1988, yielding the hits "In Your Room" and "Eternal Flame.” Susanna Hoffs, lead guitarist Vicki Peterson and drummer Debbi Peterson form the ongoing nucleus of the band. They released Sweetheart of the Sun, in 2011, followed by 2014’s Ladies and Gentlemen…The Bangles! a compilation of their rarest, early recordings.