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Falling somewhere between traditional pop and R&B, the sound of the Girl Groups was one of the most popular rock & roll genres in the early '60s. Though there were strong elements of rock & roll and R&B in the music, the girl group sound was decidedly more polished than earlier forms of rock & roll. It was driven by producers and songwriters, who helped guided the groups and gave them material to sing. The vocalists had roots in gospel and R&B, while the songwriters and producers were schooled in traditional pop, which resulted in an exciting hybrid. The songs were innocent and yearning, with sweet, catchy melodies and driving backbeats. Though the girl groups faded away in the mid-'60s, they had a profound influence on pop/rock, particularly British Invasion acts like the Beatles.

Girl Groups Artists Highlights

Dusty Springfield
Dusty Springfield
Mary Wells
Mary Wells
Phil Spector
Phil Spector
The Shangri-Las
The Shangri-Las
The Chiffons
The Chiffons
Martha & the Vandellas
Martha & the Vandellas

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Girl Groups Album Highlights

One Woman: The Ultimate Collection
Diana Ross
One Woman: The Ultimate ...
Gold
The Supremes
Gold
The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection
Burt Bacharach
The Look of Love: The Burt ...
The Very Best of Dusty Springfield
Dusty Springfield
The Very Best of Dusty ...
The Ultimate Collection
Martha & the Vandellas
The Ultimate Collection
Back to Mono (1958-1969)
Phil Spector
Back to Mono (1958-1969)

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Girl Groups Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Endless Love Lionel Richie / Diana Ross
I Hear a Symphony The Supremes
(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me Lou Johnson
Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
Nowhere to Run Martha & the Vandellas
Be My Baby The Ronettes
Leader of the Pack The Shangri-Las
Mama Said The Shirelles
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Darlene Love / Phil Spector
Nothing But Heartaches The Supremes

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