Detroit’s Supremes Well Represented On Billboard’s Alltime Girl Group Hits List

Billboard magazine has declared it Girl Group Week. In recognition, the music industry “bible” has posted several feature stories and rankings of the genre — including an all-time Top 40, based on its weekly Hot 100 singles charts.

The Supremes and Shirelles, arguably the two most important girl groups of all time, are well represented. But surprisingly, several legendary songs by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees as The Ronettes‘ “Be My Baby,” Martha and the Vandellas‘ “Heat Wave” andDarlene Love‘s “He’s a Rebel” were nowhere to be seen.

The list also included a healthy number of ’90s and ’00s titles.

The Top 10 Girl Group Songs of All Time

  • 1. “Best of My Love” – The Emotions
  • 2. “Independent Woman Part 1” – Destiny’s Child
  • 3. “Walk Like an Egyptian” – The Bangles
  • 4. “Creep” – TLC
  • 5. “Waterfalls” – TLC
  • 6. “Hold On” – Wilson Phillips
  • 7. “Love Child” – Diana Ross and the Supremes
  • 8. “No Scrubs” -TLC
  • 9. “Where My Girls At” – 702
  • 10. “He’s So Fine” – The Chiffons

Outside the Top 10, there were these familiar titles:

  • 11. “Get Up and Boogie” – Silver Convention
  • 13. “Release Me” – Wilson Phillps
  • 14. “Baby Love” – The Supremes
  • 16. “Where Did Our Love Go” – The Supremes
  • 17. “Come See About Me” – The Supremes
  • 18. “My Boyfriend’s Back” – The Angels
  • 19. “Soldier Boy” – The Shirelles
  • 20. “Slow Hand” – The Pointer Sisters
  • 24. “Someday, We’ll Be Together” – Diana Ross and the Supremes
  • 25. “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” – The Shirelles
  • 26. “You’re in Love” – Wilson Phillips
  • 27. “I Miss You” – Klymaxx
  • 30. “Lady Marmalade” – LaBelle
  • 31. “Venus” – Bananarama
  • 35. “Chapel of Love” – The Dixie Cups
  • 37. “Stop! In the Name of Love” – The Supremes
  • 39. “We Got the Beat” – The Go-Go’s
  • 40. “Eternal Flame” – The Bangles
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