Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Top 10 Girl Group songs part 1

Girl groups emerged in the late 1950s as groups of young singers teamed up with behind-the-scenes songwriters and music producers to create hit singles, often featuring glossy production values and backing by top studio musicians. Some acts involved certain members of the group taking the position of lead vocalist, while the rest are considered as supporting vocalists. In later eras the girl group template would be applied to disco, contemporary R&B, and country-based formats as well as pop.

10.Stop In The Name Of Love~The Supremes.
Is a 1965 song recorded by The Supremes for Motown label.Written and produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland.this song was included on the Supremes' sixth album.this hit held the number-one positon on the Billboard Pop singles chart in the United States from March 21,1965 through April 3 on the same year and reached the number-two on the soul chart."Stop in the name of love" was nominated for the 1966 Grammy Award for best contempory rock and rock group vocal performance.It was also honored by inclusion inthe Rock and Roll hall of fame's collection of the 500 songs that shaped Rock and Roll.

9. Leader Of The Pack~the Shagri-Las.Is a 1964 pop song recorded by girl group The Shangri-Las under the label of Red Bird records.The song bacame number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 28,1964.The tune was credited to producer George"Shadow" Morton with Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich.According to Morton,he wrote the song for the Goodies but instead was needed as a follow-u[ to the Shargri-Lass hit "Remember(walking in the sand)".

8.Da Doo Ron Ron ~The Crystals.1963 hit single by The Crystals and was produces by Phil Spector in his Wall of Sounds style.this song was written by Jeff Barry,Ellie Greenwich and Spector.on May 11 1963,it reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 also reached five in UK.

7.Please Mr.Postman~The Marvelettes.is the debut single by The Marvelettes for the Tamla (Motown) label, notable as the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. The single achieved this position in late 1961; it hit number one on the R&B chart as well.

6.Jimmy Mack~Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.is a 1967 pop/soul single recorded by Martha and the Vandellas for Motown's Gordy imprint. Written and produced by Motown's main creative team, Holland–Dozier–Holland, "Jimmy Mack" was the final Top 10 hit for the Vandellas in the United States, peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967 and at number-one on the Billboard R&B Singles chart.The inspiration for this song came from a 1964 music industry awards dinner, which Lamont Dozier attended. At the ceremony the mother of the songwriter Ronnie Mack accepted an award for her son, who had recently died, for his composition He's So Fine. Under pressure to come up with a hit for Reeves and the Vandellas, Dozier and the team penned this song in part a tribute to Mack the writer.

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