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Doo Wop Girl Groups

One of the great girl groups of this doo wop era were The Chiffons. In 1963, The Chiffons had a hit with “One Fine Day,” which went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the R&B Chart. It was an international hit as well, peaking at #29 in the U.K., #18 in France, and #6 in New Zealand. The song was written by team of Gerry Goffin and Carole King and was produced by The Tokens (of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” fame). Evidently,  Goffin and King had written the song for Little Eva and recorded a demo, but it wasn’t working out, so they gave it to The Tokens, who had been working with The Chiffons. King had played the piano part for the demo, and The Tokens left it in (a wise choice).

The Chiffons were from The Bronx and formed around 1960. They had a big success with their first single “He’s So Fine.”  Group members included Judy Craig, Patricia Bennett, Barbara Lee, and Sylvia Peterson.

Here are the lyrics to “One Fine Day” by The Chiffons:

“One fine day, you’ll look at me
And you will know our love was, meant to be
One fine day, you’re gonna want me for your girl

The arms I long for, will open wide
And you’ll be proud to have me, right by your side
One fine day, you’re gonna want me for your girl

Though I know you’re the kind of boy
Who only wants to run around
I’ll keep waiting and someday darling
You’ll come to me when you want to settle down, oh!

One fine day, we’ll meet once more
And then you’ll want the love you threw away before
One fine day, you’re gonna want me for your girl

One fine day, you’re gonna want me for your girl”

If you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by The Chiffons, please click here for “He’s So Fine.”

If you are interested in an album of music from The Chiffons, please click on the photo below:

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