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Weigh In: Billboard Unveils ‘Top 40 Girl Group Songs Of All Time’ / Are You Surprised?

Published: Tuesday 29th Apr 2014 by Rashad
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It’s “Girl Groups” week over at our friends at Billboard!

After winning over readers with their celebration of the “biggest girl groups of all time” in February, the “Music Bible” is launching a week-long homage to diva syndicates of past and present.

Always a favorite talking point here at That Grape Juice HQ, we’ve decided to join in the honoring of “girl power” by getting your input on the first of the week’s tributes – ‘top 40 girl group songs of all time’.

Based solely on chart performance on the Hot 100 (and adjusted to weigh changes in music such as digital downloads, streaming, etc.), the likes of Destiny’s Child, SWV, Spice Girls, and more duke it out for top ranking.  As expected, fan favorites like TLC and The Supremes dominate the tally with multiple entries, but there are many surprises along the way.

See the R&B dominated list below and tell us:  are you surprised?

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40. The Bangles, “Eternal Flame”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1 Peak Date: April 1, 1989

 

39. Go-Go’s “We Got The Beat”Hot 100

Peak Position: No. 2 Peak Date: April 10, 1982

 

38. Destiny’s Child, “Say My Name”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1 Peak Date: March 18, 2000

37. The Supremes, “Stop! In The Name of Love”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1 Peak Date: March 27, 1965

 

36. Divine, “Lately”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1 Peak Date: November 28, 1998

35. The Dixie Cups, “Chapel of Love”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1Peak Date: June 6, 1964

 

34. TLC, “Baby-Baby-Baby”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 2Peak Date: August 15, 1992

 

33. Destiny’s Child, “Jumpin’, Jumpin'”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 3Peak Date: August 19, 2000

 

32. Expose, “Seasons Change”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1Peak Date: February 20, 1988

31. Bananarama, “Venus”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1Peak Date: September 6, 1986

 

30. Labelle, “Lady Marmalade”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1Peak Date: March 29, 1975

 

29. The Pussycat Dolls Feat. Busta Rhymes, “Don’t Cha”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 2Peak Date: August 20, 2005

 

28. TLC, “Unpretty”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1Peak Date: September 18, 1999

27. Klymaxx, “I Miss You”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 5 Peak Date: December 28, 1985

26. Wilson Phillips, “You’re In Love”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1 Peak Date: April 20, 1991

25. The Shirelles, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1 Peak Date: February 4, 1961

 

24. Diana Ross & The Supremes, “Someday We’ll Be Together”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1 Peak Date: December 27, 1969

 

23. En Vogue, “Hold On”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 2 Peak Date: July 21, 1990

22. Sweet Sensation, “If Wishes Came True”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1 Peak Date: September 1, 1990

 

21. SWV, “Weak”

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1

20. The Pointer Sisters, “Slow Hand”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 2
Peak Date: August 29, 1981

19. The Shirelles, “Soldier Boy”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: May 5, 1962

18. The Angels, “My Boyfriend’s Back”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: August 31, 1963

17. The Supremes, “Come See About Me”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: December 19, 1964

16. The Supremes, “Where Did Our Love Go”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: August 22, 1964

15. Spice Girls, “Wannabe”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: February 22, 1997

14. The Supremes, “Baby Love”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: October 31, 1964

13. Wilson Phillips, “Release Me”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: September 15, 1990

12. En Vogue, “Don’t Let Go (Love)”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 2
Peak Date: January 18, 1997

11. Silver Convention, “Get Up and Boogie (That’s Right)”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 2
Peak Date: June 12, 1976

10. The Chiffons, “He’s So Fine”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: March 30, 1963

9. 702, “Where My Girls At?”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 4
Peak Date: June 19, 1999

8. TLC, “No Scrubs”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: April 10, 1999

7. Diana Ross & The Supremes, “Love Child”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: November 30, 1968

6. Wilson Phillips, “Hold On”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: June 9, 1990

5. TLC, “Waterfalls”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: July 8, 1995

4. TLC, “Creep”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: January 28, 1995

3. The Bangles, “Walk Like an Egyptian”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: December 20, 1986

2. Destiny’s Child, “Independent Woman Part I”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: November 18, 2000

1. The Emotions, “Best of My Love”
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
Peak Date: August 20, 1977

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  1. truth tea (take a sip) April 29, 2014

    Spice Girls and their global domination recepits are unbothered, unphased and perched.

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  2. Molly April 29, 2014

    Not surprised to see the thief and her slaves at number 2.

    • FAT April 29, 2014

      Not surprise @ an Ce Error Stan hating on bythes who ERASES her favs discography! #Proceed Girl

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ April 29, 2014

      LMAO! Sis,let’s not compare DC’s discography and achievements to Ciara’s.

  3. NikFerg April 29, 2014

    Well TLC Sure Deserve The Spots! DC & Spice Girls As Well! Pussycat Dolls Was A Surprise Though! #TeamNicole

  4. Skyfall April 29, 2014

    Slay DC3 & TLC

  5. LOL April 29, 2014

    LOL TLC WILL ALWAYS BE #1.

    DESTINY’S SLAVES WILL ALWAYS BE BENEATH SOMEONE LOL

    • FAT April 29, 2014

      Hmm….Kind of like how Caca is beneath Mylie Cyrus and Katy Perry now. #Yessss

      • LOL April 29, 2014

        LOL JUST LIKE DESTINY’S LESSORS WILL ALWAYS BE BENEATH TLC.

        NOW SIT.

    • FAT April 29, 2014

      LIES. I do know Caca is now beneath Selena Gomez as of 2014 kii

  6. SMH April 29, 2014

    TLC rule Girl Group albums sales. The Supremes rule Girl group #1 singles. The rest don’t matter.

    • FAT April 29, 2014

      Bitchhh ….u sound mad.

      • LOL April 29, 2014

        LOL TLC ARE THE BIGGEST SELLING US GIRL GROUP.

        MAD AT WHAT H0? LOL

        STAY PRESSED WITH DESTINY’S MAIDS LOL

      • Charlieyonce April 29, 2014

        @LOL needs to chill, Destiny’s Maids though? LMFAO!!

    • whoiam April 29, 2014

      Yes in the USA, not globally. Spice Girls are the biggest selling girl group in the world

  7. quetta April 29, 2014

    Beyonce looks so damn good in that picture. I honestly cannot wait til I see her in june!

  8. RoyalKev April 29, 2014

    Independent Women <3
    Creep
    Waterfalls
    No Scrubs
    Where My Girls At
    Don't Let Go
    Wannabe

    ^ These songs all deserve there spots! No surprise here at all.
    Wow @ The Supremes though, those women are all over this list!

  9. Stephy April 29, 2014

    lol At independent woman being #2 No scrubs is so much better than that mess.

    • Skyfall April 29, 2014

      Change your avi

    • pussyy juice lover April 29, 2014

      Wait stephy is blue rodriguez??

    • Charlieyonce April 29, 2014

      Chill honey, Independent Woman slays

    • There once was a pimp and his h**…. April 29, 2014

      Absolute death! I can’t believe Stephy is Blue!

  10. NANCY GRACE SLAY’S April 29, 2014

    destinys child, tlc & the supremes stayed snatching wigs!!!! im ready for a destinys child reunion!!!

    • PlumPeach April 29, 2014

      Yes as a DC 5

  11. LOL April 29, 2014

    LOL TLC & THE SPICE GIRLS REMAIN UNBOTHERED WITH THEIR CROWNS.

  12. Jess April 29, 2014

    Wtf? Independent Woman was the f****** S*** back in the day. Where tf were u at???

  13. whut April 29, 2014

    Why is destiny’s child’s picture on this post if The Emotions are #1? Shouldn’t their picture be leading this post?

    • Charlieyonce April 29, 2014

      cos DC is better..moving on

  14. Stay PRESSED April 29, 2014

    U stay PRESSED
    TLC was very successful and talented and so was DC! DC has more longevity tho and if they come out with a mother record with brand new songs they will smash the industry and their own legacy! The impact of all the girls combined got u on edge and there isn’t even a damn movie #QueenB

    • Sarah April 29, 2014

      I see no lies!!!

    • Charlieyonce April 29, 2014

      Preach honey PREACH! #QueenBSlayage

  15. FAT April 29, 2014

    I love how the first every girl group to chart is represented. The Shirelles. Love them. Whatever happen to Divine Lately? The Supremes started the whole girl group craze and DC3 took it with them when they separated.

  16. Skyfall April 29, 2014

    Unfortunately Combined is the only way Kelly will see success as seeing non of her albums are platinum and only one of her albums are gold.

    • Skyfall April 29, 2014

      I still like her though, and TAGG was a good solid R&B album her singles choices and promotion was just sloppy as always

    • Sarah April 29, 2014

      You sound mad boo…Kelly is paid and will ALWAYS be…

  17. BEYHIVE_MINAJ April 29, 2014

    YASSS @ DC and TLC slaying. #Legends

  18. whoiam April 29, 2014

    I’m surprise that Danity Kane is not there, they told us last year their will be world domination. LMFAO. DK fans answered this one How have Day 26 got signed to BMG & DK are still working out how to sell their show tickets Only NYC sold out, That Grape Juice your article stating that DK was selling they tickets ferociously, are you going to do an update. I notice that Pussycat Dolls the biggest girlband of 2008 is on the list. Nothing else in the article is a surprise because the list is based on chart position & length of time you stayed at #1. The Emotions 5 weeks at #1

    • Charlieyonce April 29, 2014

      Danity who? I don’t know them.

  19. Nessa1226 April 29, 2014

    Where’s Survivor?

  20. Dossome April 29, 2014

    OMG…The Supremes and The Pointer Sisters,wow..My mum used to have all their records,i’m sure she’s still got them but damn,this list takes me back sooooo many years

  21. credits April 29, 2014

    i was scrolling down this list and i was getting closer and closer to number 10 thinking where is 702?!!! and bam!!! they are at number 9. yes that song was huge along with no scrubs and independent women. what surprised me here was the divine song….lately, i been thinking bout you baby, just sitting away watching the days go by…..so nostalgic, the days of my childhood.

  22. H2O April 29, 2014

    Grats DC for 3 entries … wow Beyonce’s career has been really huge!!

  23. FutureCIARA April 29, 2014

    I was such a DC3 fan!!!!

    I am still praying for a reunion, I like them better together rather than separately.

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