Friday, May 15, 2020

Girl Groups: Top 50 Songs

First posted 4/14/2020; updated 5/15/2020.

Girl Groups, 1957-1969:

Top 50 Songs

Girl groups emerged in the early days of rock and roll. They were typically vocal groups with three or more singers and could be viewed as the female version of doo-wop. This list was created by aggregating over 20 lists and then taking all those songs appearing on 3+ lists and ranking them based on overall DMDB points. Here are the results:

Note: click here to see other genre-specific song lists.

  1. The Ronettes “Be My Baby” (1963)
  2. Martha & the Vandellas “Dancing in the Street” (1964)
  3. The Shirelles “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (1960)
  4. The Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go” (1964)
  5. The Supremes “Baby Love” (1964)
  6. The Supremes “Stop! In the Name of Love” (1965)
  7. The Supremes “You Can’t Hurry Love” (1966)
  8. The Dixie Cups “Chapel of Love” (1964)
  9. The Marvelettes “Please Mr. Postman” (1961)
  10. The Chiffons “He’s So Fine” (1963)

  11. The Crystals “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)” (1963)
  12. Martha & the Vandellas “Heat Wave” (1963)
  13. The Crystals “He’s a Rebel” (1962)
  14. The Supremes “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (1966)
  15. The Shangri-La’s “Leader of the Pack” (1964)
  16. The Supremes “Love Child” (1968)
  17. The Shirelles “Soldier Boy” (1962)
  18. The Supremes “Someday We’ll Be Together” (1969)
  19. Martha & the Vandellas “Nowhere to Run” (1965)
  20. The Chiffons “One Fine Day” (1963)

  21. The Angels “My Boyfriend’s Back” (1963)
  22. The Chantels “Maybe” (1958)
  23. The Supremes “Come See About Me” (1964)
  24. The Toys “A Lover’s Concerto” (1965)
  25. The Crystals “Then He Kissed Me” (1963)
  26. The Bobbettes “Mr. Lee” (1957)
  27. The Supremes “I Hear a Symphony” (1965)
  28. The Shangri-La’s “Remember Walking in the Sand” (1964)
  29. The Shirelles “Dedicated to the One I Love” (1959)
  30. The Supremes “Back in My Arms Again” (1965)

  31. The Chordettes “Lollipop” (1958)
  32. The Supremes “Reflections” (1967)
  33. The Exciters “Tell Him” (1962)
  34. The Jaynetts “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses” (1963)
  35. The Supremes “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” (1967)
  36. The Poni-Tails “Born Too Late” (1958)
  37. The Essex “Easier Said Than Done” (1963)
  38. Paris Sisters “I Love How You Love Me” (1961)
  39. The Ad Libs “Boy from New York City” (1965)
  40. The Shirelles “Baby It’s You” (1961)

  41. Martha & the Reeves “Jimmy Mack” (1967)
  42. The Dixie Cups “Iko Iko” (1965)
  43. The Ronettes “Baby I Love You” (1963)
  44. The Crystals “There’s No Other Like My Baby” (1961)
  45. The Supremes “When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes” (1963)
  46. The Crystals “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” (1962)
  47. The Murmaids “Popsicles and Icicles” (1963)
  48. The Ronettes “Do I Love You?” (1964)
  49. The Shirelles “Mama Said” (1961)
  50. The Cookies “Chains” (1962)

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