There are few institutions with a prouder legacy within pop music than the girl group. For as long as the Billboard Hot has existed, there have been all-female vocal groups gracing its ranks, from the early days of The Chantels and The Bobbettes in the late '50s all the way up to Fifth Harmony and Little Mix in Over that six-decade span of iconic mainstream success, girl groups have often been dismissed, jeered at or all but written out of rock history. But as the years march on, the groups have endured -- through their fashion, their cool, and most importantly, their songs. To honor that legacy, Billboard will be doing a week's worth of girl group coverage, starting with our list of the greatest girl group songs of all-time -- or at least of the rock era, with a quick shout-out to absent predecessors like the Andrews Sisters and The Chordettes -- as decided by Billboard's editorial staff. For a list of the biggest girl group hits of all-time as determined by their Billboard Hot chart success, click here.
The past year has given us dozens of incredible songs that will remain on our most-played lists for months to come. We obviously have to start with this gem. While all of Lemonade was amazing, this song was particularly choice. It was the perfect anthem we all needed when feeling anger about an ex or current S. We could watch her jam on her guitar for days. Oddly enough, it became the perfect jam for unwinding. The Weeknd released his brand new haircut and his brand new music almost all at the same time.
A teenage tragedy song is a style of ballad in popular music that peaked in popularity in the late s and early s. Examples of the style are also known as "tear jerkers," "death discs" or "splatter platters",  among other colorful sobriquets coined by DJs that then passed into vernacular as the songs became popular. Often lamenting teenage death scenarios in melodramatic fashion, these songs were usually sung from the viewpoint of the dead person's sweetheart, as in " Last Kiss "  , or another witness to the tragedy, or the dead or dying person. By the mids, postwar youth culture in the U. Released just before year-old actor James Dean 's death in an automobile accident in the fall of , it climbed the charts immediately afterward.
So what do you sing? What are some solid song choices the crowd will love? Love Shack. Baby, Love Shack!