DANITY KANE PLACED 56TH???? Now I wish I'd voted.
Chapel of Love is awful and I hope it goes soon, but also I was really not here for the terrible Crystals song.Chapel of Love clearly should’ve been the first 60s songs gone, but I’m not hoping for much from this rate anyways.
It was written by the prolific song-writing duo Gerry Goffin and Carole King, who were then husband and wife. The inspiration for the lyrics came from their babysitter, Eva Boyd (who later carved out her own pop career performing under the name Little Eva) who arrived at the couple’s home sporting bruises that had been administered by her boyfriend. When quizzed about it, she said that he had only done it because he loved her. For the writers, this was not a song that glorified domestic violence but one that illustrated the terrible deceptive nature of abuse in which the perpetrator justifies his actions as an unavoidable extension of his passion, for which the victim should somehow be grateful. This may have been their take on it, but it was hard to see most of middle America interpreting it in such a way, and the danger was that thousands of teenage girls, the unmistakable market for these records, would accept the implicit association of violence and romance. Unsurprisingly DJs refused to play it while music publications refused to advertise it and in June 1962, Spector’s label Philles were forced to pull the plug on it. The Crystals themselves disowned the recording, lead singer Barbara Alston stating it was “absolutely, positively, the one record that none of us liked”.
I’m getting my own section?!
In any other rate, I'd be pissed that The Pointer Sisters, Cover Girls, and Bananarama left so soon, but their debut singles were rather crap. Definitely not reflective of their otherwise superb discography.
You already have your own section, look on page 1 :) @Mina can get the same since she is my other back up should she like to post anything specific to an act or song. This Beyoncé enjoys sharing the spotlight with Kelly and Michelle.I’m getting my own section?!
Out of curiosity, which is your favourite Cover Girls song? We Can't Go Wrong was their first top 20 hit but it was also their highest-charting hit in the US (and one of only two top 20 hits for them).
https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/what-rupaul-is-listening-to-right-now/RuPaul said:For the past 10 years, I’ve been listening to this girl group called Booty Luv nonstop. Their 2007 album Boogie 2nite is a masterpiece—so fabulous.
Oh goodness - I'd love Boogie 2nite or Some Kinda Rush as a lip sync bop. Although not sure who'd do it justice...You know what should leave soon? That insiped Boogie 2nite song. Who the heck wouls listen to that?