You have embarrassing stuff like "My Boyfriend's Back" and "It's My Party" on there that would be laughed off any list that included male artists.
As you know, since you were a young girl listening to the radio then, both of these records had nice runs at number one.
They were not laughed off of this list which includes males.http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/bg_hi ... ts_63.html
18 My Boyfriend's Back Angels
29 It's My Party Lesley Gore
48 The Shoop Shoop Song Betty Everett
What about "The Shoop Shoop Song" by Betty Everett? That thing's a classic, been remade, everybody knows it.
I don't see how, by the list's criteria, that "The Shoop Shoop Song" could possibly beat either "My Boyfriend's Back" or "It's My Party." It certainly was not as popular as either of them, either initially or down through the years, and as far as acclaim goes, "IMP" is on the RIAA list at #229 and "My Boyfriend's Back" is the #36 most acclaimed single on acclaimedmusic.net. "IMP" is #34 on the same list. "The Shoop Shoop Song" is listed on that site in the wrong year (1964) but it's only at #47.
So the Betty Everett record is less popular and less acclaimed than either of the two records that you are complaining about being here. Now, unless you can somehow prove that "The Shoop Shoop Song" was much more influential than those other two records, we have no way to rank it above either of them.
You may not like the two records, but "My Boyfriend's Back" and "It's My Party" are both classic #1 records from 1963.
"MBB" is also #11 on John Clemente's Girl Group list on the site:http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_ ... group.html