Sunday, 15 March 2009
Girl Groups, Love Songs and Lists
The Americans didn't have the monopoly on the "girl groups" in the early to mid sixties we had some memorable also rans. My favourite of these is Dany Chandelle & The Ladybirds melodromatic cover of an obscure song by an American artist Bernice Swanson. The sound is huge all booming drums and backing vocals, a wall of sound if you like.
Dany Chandelle & The Ladybirds - Lying Awake
While we're on the subject of walls of sound, why the fuck (The Best Part) Of Breakin' Up wasn't in the Love section of the Guardian's 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear is beyond me, the "c'mon baby" at 2 mins 26 is possibly the sexiest sung words in pop.
The Ronettes - (The Best Part) Of Breakin' Up
I know that these things are subjective and I shouldn't get worked up about it, but Kylie's "Can't Get You Out of My Head" one of the greatest love songs? For fuck's sake! Still at least no U2 yet (I know it's coming).
I promise to haud ma wheesht and not comment on the further installments.
Update - should have followed my own advice above, as said Ronettes song is in today's Heartbreak section in the Observer, that'll teach me.