Top 100 Lists


TOP 100 GIRL GROUP HITS
OF THE '50S AND '60S

  1. Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes - 1954
  2. He's So Fine - The Chiffons - 1963
  3. Baby Love - The Supremes - 1964
  4. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles - 1961
  5. He's a Rebel - The Crystals - 1962
  6. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes - 1961
  7. My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels - 1963
  8. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes - 1964
  9. Soldier Boy - The Shirelles - 1963
  10. Love Child - Diana Ross and the Supremes - 1968
  11. Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups - 1964
  12. Come See About Me - The Supremes - 1964
  13. You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes - 1966
  14. Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross and the
    Supremes
    - 1969
  15. Dedicated to the One I Love - The Shirelles - 1961
  16. A Lover's Concerto - The Toys - 1965
  17. Lollipop - The Chordettes - 1958
  18. Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes - 1965
  19. Be My Baby - The Ronettes - 1963
  20. Love is Here and Now You're Gone - The Supremes - 1967
  21. You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes - 1966
  22. Dancing in the Street - Martha and the Vandellas - 1964
  23. The Wah-Watusi - The Orlons - 1962
  24. Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las - 1964
  25. The Happening - The Supremes - 1967
  26. I Hear a Symphony - The Supremes - 1965
  27. Sally, Go 'Round the Roses - The Jaynetts - 1963
  28. Tonight You Belong to Me - Patience and Prudence - 1956
  29. Mr. Lee - The Bobbettes - 1957
  30. Back in My Arms Again - The Supremes - 1965
  31. Born to Be With You - The Chordettes - 1956
  32. Popsicles and Icicles - The Murmaids - 1963
  33. Reflections - Diana Ross and the Supremes - 1967
  34. South Street - The Orlons - 1963
  35. You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry - The Caravelles - 1963
  36. Da Doo Ron Ron - The Crystals - 1963
  37. Don't Hang Up - The Orlons - 1962
  38. Heat Wave - Martha and the Vandellas - 1963
  39. Foolish Little Girl - The Shirelles - 1963
  40. Tell Him - The Exciters - 1963
  41. I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters - 1961
  42. Born Too Late - The Poni-Tails - 1958
  43. Mama Said - The Shirelles - 1961
  44. Playboy - The Marvelettes - 1962
  45. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know - The Davis Sisters - 1953
  46. Bermuda - The Bell Sisters - 1952
  47. Remember (Walking in the Sand) - The Shangri-Las - 1964
  48. My World is Empty Without You - The Supremes - 1966
  49. Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals - 1963
  50. Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) - The Cookies - 1963
  51. Baby It's You - The Shirelles - 1962
  52. Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes - 1966
  53. One Fine Day - The Chiffons - 1963
  54. (My Baby Don't Love Me) No More - The DeJohn Sisters - 1955
  55. Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah - Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans - 1963
  56. I Can Never Go Home Anymore - The Shangri-Las - 1965
  57. Quicksand - Martha and the Vandellas - 1963
  58. (Down At) Papa Joe's - The Dixiebelles - 1963
  59. Nowhere to Run - Martha and the Vandellas - 1965
  60. Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now - Patience and
    Prudence
    - 1956
  61. I Wanna Love Him So Bad - The Jelly Beans - 1964
  62. Jimmy Mack - Martha and the Vandellas - 1966
  63. Maybe - The Chantels - 1958
  64. I'm Ready For Love - Martha and the Vandellas - 1966
  65. He's Sure the Boy I Love - The Crystals - 1963
  66. Uptown - The Crystals - 1962
  67. Honey Chile - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - 1967
  68. 'Til - The Angels - 1961
  69. Never on Sunday - The Chordettes - 1961
  70. Sweet Talkin' Guy - The Chiffons - 1966
  71. Look in My Eyes - The Chantels - 1961
  72. Eddie My Love - The Teen Queens - 1956
  73. Just Between You and Me - The Chordettes - 1957
  74. Love is Like an Itching in My Heart - The Supremes - 1966
  75. Lay Down Your Arms - The Chordettes - 1956
  76. The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game - The Marvelettes - 1967
  77. Alone - The Shepherd Sisters - 1957
  78. Not Me - The Orlons - 1963
  79. In and Out of Love - Diana Ross and the Supremes - 1967
  80. I Sold My Heart to the Junkman - The Blue-Belles - 1962
  81. I'm Livin' in Shame - Diana Ross and the Supremes - 1969
  82. Nothing But Heartaches - The Supremes - 1965
  83. People Say - The Dixie Cups - 1964
  84. Sweet Inspiration - The Sweet Inspirations - 1968
  85. Chains - The Cookies - 1962
  86. Eddie My Love - The Chordettes - 1956
  87. Beechwood 4-5789 - The Marvelettes - 1962
  88. Zorro - The Chordettes - 1958
  89. My Baby Must Be a Magician - The Marvelettes - 1968
  90. I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) - The Ikettes - 1962
  91. The Boy Next Door - The Secrets - 1963
  92. Down the Aisle of Love - The Quin-Tones - 1958
  93. Everybody Loves a Lover - The Shirelles - 1963
  94. Southtown, U.S.A. - The Dixiebelles - 1964
  95. There's No Other (Like My Baby) - The Crystals - 1961
  96. Give Him a Great Big Kiss - The Shangri-Las - 1965
  97. Attack - The Toys - 1966
  98. Iko Iko - The Dixie Cups - 1965
  99. My Baby Loves Me - Martha and the Vandellas - 1966
  100. Walking in the Rain - The Ronettes - 1964

This list comprises the biggest hits by girl groups, which includes duos but not solo singers. Mature groups are omitted in favor of younger "girl" acts. Female lead singers with male backup are also omitted, but primarily-female acts with one male, non-lead-singer group member are included. Rankings are based on the popularity of each recording during the period of 1950 through 1969.

The Supremes outdistance all others with 18 songs on the list (including five as Diana Ross and the Supremes). The Chordettes have eight, Martha and the Vandellas also have eight (including one as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) and The Shirelles have seven. The Crystals and The Marvelettes each show up six times, while The Orlons and The Shangi-Las have four songs apiece. The Chiffons and The Dixie Cups are each represented with three. 22 songs on the list are from 1963 (double the next closest year, 1964), which represents the peak year of the girl group era.





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