Posts Tagged ‘girl groups’

Bad Boy

January 14, 2018

“Bad Boy,” written by Richard Drapkin, recorded by the Donays in 1961.

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Boys

January 7, 2018

“Boys,” written by Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell, recorded by The Shirelles in 1960. The Beatles and other Brits didn’t get it until a year later. This was the flip side of the Shirelles hit “Will You [Still] Love Me Tomorrow.”

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No Tears

April 16, 2016

“No Tears,” by the Tonettes. Recorded for Volt in 1962. Several members also recorded as the Dixie Belles and the Charmels. Not to be confused with the Jamaican Ska group of the same name.

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New Year

January 1, 2016

“New Year,” written and recorded by Sugarbabes (Siobhán Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan) in 2000. Video director: Alex Hamming.

New Year lyrics.

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Information-Age Idol: Aimi Eguchi

June 26, 2011

Cute Aimi Eguchi (above) is a member of the Japanese girl group AKB48. She’s also a computer product, completely digital. The cybersongstress was created by sampling the attributes and actions of other singers in the group, synthesizing “Aimi,” then uploaded the result to the adoring public, who regarded her as another aidoru (アイドル), a pop idol. Now they know she’s a digital diva, but they dig it.

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