Am I a little late with this post? Yes. Does it make the song less catchy? No.
I remember defending my love of Bananarama in 1986, even before the release of "Venus". My love of these three ladies was not solely based on this interesting song with beautifully dark harmonies, but it was a prime example. It was a sad, dark song, but it still managed to be fun and catchy.
The wardrobe choice for this video, on the other hand.... what was the obsession with overalls in the early to mid 80's?!