This Week in Women's History: The Supremes
We know you want to listen to that Lorde song again, but stop! In the name of love for The Supremes! On this day in 1966, the Motown group's album The Supremes A' Go-Go topped the Billboard 200 album charts. The album features all the songs you want to play at your birthday party but can't since they are unpopular with the youths these days (especially those girls who wear the fur coats and smoke indoors even after you ask them kindly not to): "You Can't Hurry Love," their number-one Billboard hit; "Love is Like an Itching in My Heart," their number-nine hit; and "Baby I Need Your Loving," a cover of the Four Tops song of the same name.
The Supremes A' Go-Go was only the first of the group's chart-topping albums — but their only with the name "The Supremes." In 1967, the group was reborn as "Diana Ross and the Supremes." That year, their album Diana Ross and The Supremes Greatest Hits topped the Billboard charts for 5 weeks.
In the course of their stardom, the Supremes have scored 12 number one singles on the Billbooard — the most of any American group. They were the first female group to score the top-album slot, paving the way for the Dixie Chicks and Destiny's Child. I'll be humming "Come See About Me" all day long.
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