Girl Groups Mixtape by Mike Powell for Stylus Magazine

“This is a completely non-definitive selection of 15 of my favorite songs from the girl group era, sucker cuts included, with some history and a little reflection. In the interest of being concise, I didn’t repeat artists, but suffice it to say that a lot of these groups have at least 3 or 4 absolute classics.”

I don’t know. It seems pretty definitive to me. Originally compiled by Mike Powell for the long defunct (but still online!) Stylus Magazine. The accompanying article is an excellent and necessary read that includes a short description and brief history of each track. Huge kudos to So Tough So Cute for digging this up!


01 Jackie DeShannon - “When You Walk in the Room”
02 The Chiffons - “Nobody Knows WHat’s Goin’ On (In My Mind But Me)”
03 The Jaynettes - “Sally Go Round the Roses”
04 The Shangri-Las - “Out in the Streets”
05 The Chantels - “Maybe”
06 The Cookies - “I Never Dreamed”
07 Lesley Gore - “You Don’t Own Me”
08 The Crystals - “Uptown”
09 Mary Wells - “I Don’t Want to Take a Chance”
10 Ellie Gaye - “Cha Cha Charming”
11 Diane Renay - “Watch Out, Sally”
12 The Marvelettes - “Please Mr. Postman”
13 The Toys - “A Lover’s Concerto”
14 The Paris Sisters - “I Love How You Love Me”
15 The Ronettes - “You Came, You Saw, You Conquered”


(via sotoughsocute)