Actually I don't –

 A friend sent this to me via FB – 

and actually I don’t want a simple life, I want a loud and messy life. I’m not so sure I’ve ever had a loud life but I certainly have had a messy life – at times.  And sometimes messy means stressful and sometimes it means fun. My life is very simple now and also very stressful. I don’t need a baby dragon, I need a grown-up, big ass, fire breathing dragon – I have a need and desire to singe a whole helluva lot of people.
Melissa posted about The Ronettes, a group I sorta turned her on too. I think it was during a discussion about her enthusiasm for The Supremes, a group I never cared for. I do believe at that time I also mentioned The Shirelles – the GREATEST girl group of all times. 
The National Recording Registry just added “Tonight’s the Night” — The Shirelles (1961) (album) for preservation.  Admittedly The Ronettes also have a song on the registry but, sorry World, The Shirelles are IT. 
The Shirelles pre-date The Ronettes by a few years – they came together as a group in 1957 for a high school talent show and – they were the first girl group to have the number 1 song on the U.S. charts. The *first* So there – pffbtt.
I know, I know – music preferences are very personal. And those preferences are shaped by perceptions both real and intangible. Still – The Shirelles rule! (And rock…)

Just in case you only want to listen to one song –

 

15 thoughts on “Actually I don't –

  1. LOL – thankfully I was too young for those hairdos plus I had (have) dead straight hair so I was doing the hippy-dippy, center-part, long hair thing before it WAS a thing…Well in 8th grade my mother cut my hair and gave me a perm and I had the first Afro – but only for a few weeks. And for some strange reason, I cut my hair senior year of high school and did the perm thing again – Yikes you should see my H.S. graduation photo! Not good, not good at all.

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  2. Melissa – I don't know if you meant to reply to Ashley's comment…or make a new comment of your own…Yeah, Blogger is different from WP in so many ways – maybe I'll just post on both forums and let people go where they like LOL And yes, I told you The Shirelles were top notch!

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  3. The Shirelles did indeed rock, l agree with you there.I remember hearing the song again in Dirty Dancing 1987.Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – The Shirelles – Dirty DancingRory

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  4. Dirty Dancing came out in 1987? And they featured Will You Still Love Me? – It was an oldie but goodie by then – it was recorded in 1960!

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  5. Huh – for the first one I thought I was linking to the entire playlist, I didn't realize it was just one song – if I had known I would have chosen something else…oh well…

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  6. My dumb ass made the comment box bigger so I could see what I was typing and then forgot that one must click “publish” for comments on Blogger. I was trying to just hit enter. So, user error. The hair comment was for Ashley but it does not matter because she won't talk to me for nuthin'. The rest was for you. Yes, there will be a Wikipedia Shirelles rabbit hole in the future for me!

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  7. Great stuff! I've been hearing a lot of this at restaurants here and there lately, and was thinking that the real charm of these groups is that you could close your eyes and easily imagine them all singing for you in your living room.

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  8. I'm not even sure what it would mean to have a loud life other than maybe a big family with everyone talking at the same time. As an only child who doesn't like noise that sounds like tortue to me so I don't think that's what meant by a loud life! I enjoyed the songs and remember hearing them many times especially the first one – Shar lalalala! Lol!

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