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    Default The All-Decades Definitive Guide to Girl Groups...

    This is intended to be a "music appreciation society" type thread... and thus if you appreciate this type of music we welcome your society... If you don't, there's really no need to inform any of us about it as your absence from this thread will speak volumes and there are plenty of other threads here for you express your unhappiness about whatever it is that may currently be serving as a source of your displeasure...

    This is the "All-Decades Definitive Guide to Girl Groups" and thus everyone from the Boswell Sisters in the 30's to those who have yet to make an appearance on the charts but may do so at some point during the existence of this thread are eligible for inclusion.

    Before we go any further allow me to respectfully request that you refrain from inserting embedded videos within your posts as they result in bandwidth issues which prevent a great many forum members from participating which essentially defeats the entire purpose of the thread.

    Please post only the "direct from YouTube" link itself...

    You will receive bonus points for including photos of the groups themselves, picture sleeves, record labels, sheet music covers, etc.

    Bonus points, while admittedly completely imaginary, are prestigious and thus highly coveted...

    When available I shall provide a list of singles which appeared on the Billboard "Top 40" Charts - any single which appears on the published chart is fair game to anyone who wishes to add that track to this "Definitive Guide". For example - The Supremes released 40 singles which charted - all 40 can be posted if anyone is so inclined...

    - to PhilLovesClassical for serving as the inspiration behind the creation of this thread but most importantly to everyone who posted recordings that appeared in every decade other than that which was the intended subject of the thread.

    And thus allow me to present a few examples -

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    The Boswell Sisters - 1934 Number One hit - "The Object of my Affection" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhnmx7rv-YQ


    The Andrews Sisters - 1944 Number One hit - "Shoo-Shoo Baby" -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfntql35shY


    The Chantels - "Maybe" - Debuted 01-20-1958 - # 15

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx3sK47TThg


    Emotions - "Best of My Love" - 06-11-1977 - Reached # 1 for five straight weeks...

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Rd33DvJ7w

    Bananarama - "Cruel Summer" - 07-21-1984 -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ml3nyww80

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    Garfunkel and Oates

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    The Fontane Sisters - "Hearts of Stone" - 12-11-1954 -

    Reached # 1 for three weeks...


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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRhVsc8tFro
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    The Number 1 song in 1987, delightfully goofy. The Bangles actually hated the song (actually, most of their songs), mostly because their producers turned them from a garage band into an '80s chick band. The ultimate insult was when the drummer walked into the recording session and was informed her part would be taken by a drum machine. But other than that, what's not to like about it?

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv6tuzHUuuk

    Of course, my favorite video of theirs is Going Down to Liverpool, mainly because they managed to get Leonard Nimoy to do a cameo.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...84A2&FORM=VIRE
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    The Chordettes - Lollipop. Number 2 in the Billboard charts in 1958.

    Mr. Sandman is more famous, but this one is weirder.

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    Are repeats allowed?

    The Andrews Sisters, Rum and Coca Cola. 10 weeks on the Billboard charts in 1945 and a headache for Morey Amsterdam.

    Mr. Amsterdam had a huge hit until it was revealed it was written by someone else, and it became the subject of a high-profile lawsuit with attorney Louis Nizer, who gave a blow-by-blow account in My Life In Court.

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    All us down in Nashville remember The Judds. We usually run into Wynonna at odd places, like the airport or at Publix.

    Grandpa, Tell Me About the Good Old Days: The No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in 1985.
    Chosen as the Top 100 Western songs of all time.

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    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...tail&FORM=VIRE
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    I'm cheating a bit, but Uncloudy day of the Staple singers is one of the masterpieces of the fifties.
    Mavis!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmBNuNNnGHY
    What time is the next swan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    Are repeats allowed?
    First - welcome to the thread - and thank you for participating! - First-class contributions - my compliments -

    Secondly - not only are repeats allowed - they're mandatory! - That's how a definitive guide actually becomes "definitive".

    Whenever someone posts I'll try to provide a complete chart listing for that particular group. Any single on that chart listing is fair game for anyone to post.

    This would be an example of what one would see sometime after having posted "Walk Like An Egyptian" -

    The Bangles -

    001. Manic Monday [#2 - 1986]
    002. If She Knew What She Wants [#29 - 1986]
    003. Walk Like An Egyptian [#1 - 1986]
    004. Walking Down Your Street [#11 - 1987]
    005. Hazy Shade Of Winter [#2 - 1987]
    006. In Your Room [#5 - 1988]
    007. Eternal Flame [#1 - 1989]
    008. Be With You [#30 - 1989]

    If you or anyone for that matter is inclined to add these titles to the thread do so without hesitation although it might be best to judiciously space multiple tracks from a single group for the sake of variety.

    You can make your post as simple or elaborate as you wish - any additional information about peak position, weeks on the charts, recording information etc. is entirely voluntary. Anyone can add additional information to any post which may lack such information.

    Because of the multi-national character of the forum everyone is both welcome and encouraged to post charted singles of girl groups from the country of your origin.

    One last note... You're going to encounter some of the greatest tunes ever recorded - from number one hits to long lost gems which deserve being rediscovered - but you're not going to know that unless you're willing to actually click on the links contained within the post. If the tune isn't quite to your liking you'll quickly tumble onto that and thus should move fearlessly forwards and sample the next available selection and so on and so forth...

    Enjoy!

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    TLC - "Creep" - Debuted 11-12-1994 - 4 weeks spent at # 1 -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlZydtG3xqI

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    Spice Girls - "Wannabe" - Debuted - 01-25-1997 - 4 weeks spent at # 1 -

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ

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    The Chordettes -

    001. Mr. Sandman [#1 - 1954]
    002. Wedding [#91 - 1956]
    003. Eddie My Love [#14 - 1956]
    004. Born To Be With You [#5 - 1956]
    005. Lay Down Your Arms [#16 - 1956]
    006. Teen Age Goodnight [#45 - 1956]
    007. Just Between You And Me [#8 - 1957]
    008. Soft Sands [#73 - 1957]
    009. Lollipop [#2 - 1958]
    010. Zorro [#17 - 1958]
    011. No Other Arms, No Other Lips [#27 - 1959]
    012. Girl's Work Is Never Done [#89 - 1959]
    013. Never On Sunday [#13 - 1961]
    014. Faraway Star [#90 - 1961]

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    En Vogue - "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" - Debuted 03-21-1992 -

    Peak position # 2 - Weeks charted - 30


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    Bananarama -

    001. Shy Boy (Don't It Make You Feel Good) [#83 - 1983]
    002. Robert DeNiro's Waiting [#95 - 1984]
    003. Cruel Summer [#9 - 1984]
    004. Wild Life [#70 - 1984]
    005. Venus [#1 - 1986]
    006. More Than Physical [#73 - 1986]
    007. Trick Of The Night [#76 - 1986]
    008. I Heard A Rumour [#4 - 1987]
    009. I Can't Help It [#47 - 1987]
    010. Love In The First Degree [#48 - 1988]
    011. Love, Truth & Honesty [#89 - 1988]

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    The Ronettes - "Be My Baby" - Debuted 08-31-1963 - Peak position # 2 - Weeks charted 13

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV5tgZlTEkQ

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