Thank Frodo it’s Friday.
To honour the passing of the legendary Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes, the theme for this weekend’s voucher-less free-for-all is: what’s your favourite song by a girl group?
Please include video links if possible.
Lines close on Saturday at MIDNIGHT.
Bon Iver- Blindsided
Last week, I asked you to name your favourite song about or mentioning snow. Point Of Order won my esteem with this entry:
“It brings me back to when I had my heart broken, while living in a bedsit in Portobello, listening to Bon Iver on a loop. ‘I crouch like a crow/ Contrasting the snow…’’. My heart has since healed.”
Nick says: Congrats Point Of Order and thanks a million to all the commenters for your kind comments last week.
Last week: Win Nick’s New Year Esteem
Pic: Spindizzy Records, Dublin
Congratulations to Point of Order
The Go-Gos – Our Lips Our Sealed
A perfect pop song from the perfect pop song factory. It’s short, it’s catchy and will remain in your brain for the rest of the day; in a good way.
That’s a tough one.
I always had a soft spot for the Sugababes first single from 2000 – Overload.
The rest of their stuff wouldn’t be my thing – but this debut is just class
I’ll see your Overload and raise you Freak Like Me from Sugababes Mk II. Based on all that is known about the group’s dynamics this video appears to be a representation of the members’ relationships.
Ooooh. That’s a pickle. Probably is a good representation of the band alright.
While I like the Sugababes version of the Adina Howard track, for me it was a bit too soon for a cover. (Only a few years previous)
Plus, the sample from Gary Numan’s (T.A) ‘Are “Friends” Electric?’ is a bit much.
The Sugababes works alright, but the entire tune is relying on the bones of two other songs to prop it up IMO. ;)
Little bit of background on that one, it was originally a mashup (I know cringe) of the two songs (with Adina’s vocals) by Richard X, and the babes just literally re-recorded it as if they came up with the idea.
Something we can agree on :)
It has to be the catchy as hell Manic Monday written by the Genius Prince and recorded by The Bangles. The piano motif in the song is something else. https://youtu.be/SsmVgoXDq2w
Without a doubt it’s ‘The Chicks’ (formally Dixie Chicks) ‘Goodbye Earl’, a song about an abusive husband getting his comeuppance.
On the Bangles theme, Walk like an Eyyptian
I like Haim, this is The Wire
2 hours in and nobody has nominated this absolute pop music masterpiece?
Every time I hear this I break out in a smile. It’s brilliant.
C’est la Vie
I think it may have been @1975/76? I watched Top of The Pops – this was beautiful – didn’t real!y think about the band being all girls!
The link doesn’t work for me :-(
Try again – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5fgA_yNCeq4
The Supremes – I hear a symphony
How about an underrated all female 2-Tone band The Body Snatchers.
Do the Rocksteady.
As a big fan of Robin Williams it has to be Nowhere to run to by Martha and the Vandellas
Remember that time when an all-girl Japanese indie band covered My Bloody Valentine?
Shonen Knife – When You Sleep
I know I’m late, but can’t be helped!!
Anyway I’m going for Bellefire with their version of U2’s – All I Want Is You,
It’s a brilliant version and I’d love too know what happened them and why they split up so soon after their debut album was released??
They could have been be massive,
Girls do grunge as good as the boys:
L7 – Pretend We’re Dead
And here’s the infamous performance when lead singer Donita Sparks got her ladyparts out on Channel 4’s The Word:
My favourite girl band named after a character from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Veruca Salt – Seether
Kim Deal rocks – even when she’s dressed as a flying nun…
The Breeders – Divine Hammer
Always had a soft spot for Andrea Corr and her dulcet tones, track “Runaway” has not aged too badly.
Saturday morning of the holiday weekend,MLK day Monday.
…great way start the morning,coffee made,it’s artic here,with windchill below zero,slow morning lots music and coffee,smokes,have a great one.
Like I used to – Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten
Mad as hell
..was trying find something for MLK day.
Valerie June dropped a great album last year,the moon and the stars,this is off it,duet with Mavis Staples.
( acoustic version featuring mavis staples,one my fav tracks last year)
as im in the ‘industry’ folks sometime ask,so whats the BEST weed,what you smoke ?
i smoke a strain know as AJ Sour Diesel-its ‘head smoke’ its never for sale,its traded or gifted,but never sold,i also smoke Haze,off a great cut from the cuban in miami-home of haze,which is what i smoke on staurday mornings when its below zero outside :)
How about – 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up
The brotherhood of man, whatever that means!?!
A much underrated song from the eighties…
Wendy & Lisa • Waterfall
Indigo Girls – Romeo and Juliet
The Dixie Cups – Iko Iko
The Velvelettes – Needle in a haystack
Líadan – Dónal Óg