Happy Friday! We’re stoked because the new movie “The Sapphires,” based on the real life story of the first aboriginal girl group in Australia, is finally in theaters. Jessica is stoked because it stars her Number One Dude Crush Chris O’Dowd, but the rest of us are just excited for the music. In honor of all the awesome girl groups, past and present, we’ve assembled this play list with some of our favorite jams! Some of them aren’t probably technically what you’d call girl groups (more like all-female bands), but you know, we’re flexible.
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The Puppini Sisters may sound like a â€˜40s girl group, but their songs are thoroughly modern. On their new album, The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo, they cover BeyoncÃ©â€™s â€œCrazy In Loveâ€ and the Banglesâ€™ â€œWalk Like An Egyptianâ€ in addition to original material. It is really funny, though, to hear such an old-timey group harmonizing about things like not trusting the advice in a Cosmo quiz. On â€œJilted,â€ the sisters, who aren’t really sisters, sing, â€œHow did I get it so wrong?/I tried new positions, I learned his friendsâ€™ names, I made myself sit through football gamesâ€¦,” but we’re guessing that women back in the day had similar issues, even if they didnâ€™t need to feign interest in ESPN. [Verve Records] Keep reading »