They ranged from the timid songs about boyfriends to demanding respect. Like so many of the male groups of the time so many of the girl groups brought together the rock and roll mixed with doo wop sound which was a major departure from the sticky sweet tunes of the 1950's. Soon after some of the bigger groups, like the Shirelles, started getting hit after hit the producers looked for more girl groups with that same sound. In the first half of the decade over 700 groups were able to get a song on the charts.
Rock out to a few of the grooviest girl group tunes of the 1960;s