Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Playing the Girl’s Part


Did you do this?

As a teenager in the 1960s, I often sang along with songs as they played on the radio. My favorite sing-along songs were tunes sung by girl groups like The Crystals, The Shangri-Las, The Chiffons, The Supremes, and The Shirelles.

It never occurred to me that merrily singing along to lyrics like “One fine day, you’re gonna want me for your girl” was a wee bit incongruous. I never thought twice about doing all the hand motions while singing “Ooh, baby, baby, where did our love go?” and imagining myself wearing a floor-length sequins evening gown.

Didn’t the other guys in the neighborhood do that?

I discovered that the guys didn’t do that, but that the girls in the neighborhood did!

I was a little confused, but I liked playing the girl’s part, so I continued doing so. And the rest is her story.





Source: Madeleine

Wearing Madeleine.





Actor Michael Stoyanov femulating in 1991.


  1. Thinking back I never shied away from emulating the girl group singers of the 60s. I think I really advimed and envied their gowns. I also copied their dance moves and they way they would stand. It just seemed natural.

  2. Oh, my...I can second Pat's comment! Same here...and occasionally I still do sing the girly songs when I'm riding in my car. Look girly - sing girly.


  3. Oh does this bring back memories! It was before my time but after hearing the song "I want to be Bobby's Girl" i'd sing it all the time....I had a crush on a guy by that name...the words really fit!

  4. My fave was Vehicle by the Ides of March. I changed a few words but played it every time I was getting ready to go out enfemme and I made it a point to sing along.

  5. yeah and inn those day's real girl's still dresses sweet cute and nice in dresses and skirts not to many wore pants yes

    and i still love 50's and 60's girls cloths vintage dreses skirts wearing slips panties and being feminine i wish i could just go back to those times and become a girl!