Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Will You (Still) Love Me Tomorrow" by The Shirelles.

OK, back to the 60's: Gerry Goffin and Carole King first offered this '60 composition to Johnny Mathis and then to Tony Orlando before deciding that in was most definitely a "girl song". An all-girls quartet recorded it and it became the first #1 hit by a black female group, selling over 1 million copies. Some radio stations refused to play it because of its "too sexually charged" lyrics.
#125 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. The Four Seasons took it to #24 in '68 and Dave Mason to #39 in '78. Song? Group?

Yesterday's answer: "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips. Can't go wrong when the daughter of John and Michelle Phillips teams up with the two of Brian Wilson and Marilyn Rovell (of The Honeys and (American) Spring)!

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