Heat Wave – Martha & the Vandellas

The Girl Groups: The Writing Was On The Wall

Episode 8

Episode date - June 17, 2011

How Music Changed

    For our eighth show dedicated to the girl group era, we find ourselves at the very peak of the genre – and at exactly the point when the writing was on the wall.

    As 1963, drew to a close, girl groups were the biggest thing happening in popular music – It has been reported that a Chiffons record was playing on Dallas radio when they interrupted to announce that President Kennedy had been shot. In early 1964, a seismic shift took place as the Beatles attacked our shores with a sound that revived rock and roll, and set it on a new path.

    Songs covered include;

    1) It’s My Party – Lesley Gore

    2) Easier Said Than Done – The Essex

    3) One Fine Day – The Chiffons

    4) Just One Look – Doris Troy

    5) Judy’s Turn to Cry – Lesley Gore

    6) My Boyfriend’s Back – Lesley Gore

    7) Sally Go Round the Roses – The Jaynetts

    8) Heat Wave – Martha & the Vandellas

    9) The Kind of Boy You Can’t Forget – The Raindrops

    10) Popsicles and Icicles – The Murmaids

    11) You Don’t Own Me – Lesley Gore

    12) Anyone Who Had a Heart – Dionne Warwick

    13) I Only Want to Be With You – Dusty Springfield

    14) Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) – Betty Everett

    15) My Guy – Mary Wells

    16) Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups

    17) Walk on By – Dionne Warwick

    Channel 140 - The Girl Groups