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The Chordettes

Band, 1946-1961 US, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Pop

The Chordettes were a female popular singing quartet, usually singing a cappella, and specializing in traditional popular music. The Chordettes were one of the longest lived vocal groups with beginnings in the mainstream pop and vocal harmonies of the 1940s and early 1950s. Although the arrangements owed more to The Andrews Sisters than doo-wop, they did, unlike many of their peers, prove fairly adaptable to the rock and roll era. First establishing themselves with the huge hit record, "Mr. Sandman" in 1954, they continued to chart in the last half of the 1950s and the early 1960s, often with cover versions of rock and R&B songs. Their No. 2 1958 success "Lollipop" was the biggest of these. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001

        
Members
PortraitJanet Ertel
Carol Buschmann
voc US
Lynn Evans
voc US
Jinny Osborn
voc 1927-2003 US
Popular Tracks   
Mr. Sandman - 1954 #1 Billboard chart hit on "They're Riding High" Says Archie by The Chordettes
Lollipop on The Chordettes' Best by The Chordettes
Mr. Sandman on Wonderful One by The Chordettes
Hello! Ma Baby on Sing Your Requests by The Chordettes
Eddie My Love - 1956 #14 Billboard chart hit on "They're Riding High" Says Archie by The Chordettes
Pink Shoe Laces on The Chordettes Sing the Hits by The Chordettes
Never on Sunday on The Chordettes' Best by The Chordettes
Carolina Moon on Harmony Encores by The Chordettes
The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise on Harmony Time Volume II by The Chordettes
Zorro on The Chordettes' Best by The Chordettes

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The ChordettesThe Chordettes2017Compil.
Greatest HitsThe Chordettes2015Compil.
Eddie My LoveThe Chordettes2015Single
Close HarmonyThe Chordettes2006Compil.
Born To Be With YouThe Chordettes2002Compil.
The Chordettes, Vol. 1The Chordettes2002Single
Born To Be With YouThe Chordettes2001Compil.
The StoryThe Chordettes2000Album
25 All-Time Greatest RecordingsThe Chordettes2000Compil.
Lollipop - 18 Greatest HitsThe Chordettes1999Compil.
Greatest HitsThe Chordettes1995Compil.
Sentimental JourneyThe Chordettes1995Compil.
Barbershop Harmony TimeThe Buffalo Bills And The Chordettes1994Compil.
The Great ChordettesThe Chordettes1994Compil.
Happy HourBing Wittkamp und The Chordettes1993Single
The Fabulous ChordettesThe Chordettes1991Compil.
Stand By Me / LollipopBen E. King / The Chordettes1991Single
Mainly Rock'n'RollThe Chordettes1990Compil.
The Best Of The ChordettesThe Chordettes1989Compil.
Lil' Bit Of GoldThe Chordettes1988Single
LollipopThe Chordettes1987Single
Greatest HitsThe Chordettes1981Compil.
The Greatest Hits Of The ChordettesThe Chordettes1981Compil.
Lollipop / I'm Gonna Knock On Your DoorThe Chordettes / Eddie Hodges1977Single
All The Very Best Of The ChordettesThe Chordettes1976Compil.
Lollipop / ZorroThe Chordettes1974Single
Mr. Sandman / LollipopThe Chordettes1969Single
True Love Goes On And On / All My SorrowsThe Chordettes1963Single
In The Deep Blue Sea / All My SorrowsThe Chordettes1962Single
Never On SundayThe Chordettes1962Album
The White Rose Of AthensThe Chordettes1962Single
Never On Sunday / Faraway StarThe Chordettes1961Single
Never On A SundayThe Chordettes1961Single
Mr. Sandman / Born To Be With YouThe Chordettes1961Single
SingThe Chordettes1961Single
A Broken Vow / All My SorrowsThe Chordettes1960Single
Pink Shoe Laces / Charlie BrownThe Chordettes1959Single
A Girl's Work Is Never DoneThe Chordettes1959Single
Never On SundayThe Chordettes1959Single
A Girl's Work Is Never Done / No WheelsThe Chordettes1959Single
No Other Arms, No Other Lips / We Should Be TogetherThe Chordettes1959Single
Tall PaulThe Chordettes1959Single
Tears On My PillowThe Chordettes1959Single
Charlie BrownThe Chordettes1959Single
Drifting And DreamingThe Chordettes1959Album
ZorroThe Chordettes1959Single
Baby Of MineThe Chordettes1958Single
LollipopThe Chordettes1958Single
Born To Be With You / Baby Of MineThe Chordettes1958Single
ZorroThe Chordettes1958Single
PhotographsThe Chordettes1958Single
Original USA Hit ParadeEverly Brothers / The Chordettes / Andy Williams1958Compil.
LollipopThe Chordettes1958Single
No Other Arms, No Other LipsThe Chordettes1958Single
The ChordettesThe Chordettes1958Single
Shine On Harvest MoonThe Chordettes1958Single
Just Between You And MeThe Chordettes1957Single
The ChordettesThe Chordettes1957Album
The ChordettesThe Chordettes1957Single
The ChordettesThe Chordettes1957Single
The ChordettesThe Chordettes1957Compil.
Just Between You And Me / Echo Of LoveThe Chordettes1957Album
Echo Of LoveThe Chordettes1957Single
(Fifi's) Walkin' The Poodle / Come Home To My ArmsThe Chordettes1957Single
Born To Be With You / Love Never ChangesThe Chordettes1956Single
Eddie My LoveThe Chordettes1956Single
Lay Down Your Arms / Teen Age GoodnightThe Chordettes1956Single
The ChordettesThe Chordettes1955Album
Close HarmonyThe Chordettes1955Album
Dudelsack PolkaThe Chordettes1955Single
Humming BirdThe Chordettes1955Single
The Wedding / I Don't Know - I Don't Care (Souvenir D'Italie)The Chordettes1955Single
Basin Street Blues / Floatin' Down To Cotton Town / The Anniversary Waltz / Sentimental JourneyThe Chordettes1955Album
ListenThe Chordettes1955Album
Lonely LipsThe Chordettes1955Album
The Exodus Song / Mr. SandmanThe Chordettes1954Single
Mr. Sandman / I Don't Wanna See You Cryin'The Chordettes1954Album
True Love Goes On And OnThe Chordettes1954Album
Sing Your RequestsThe Chordettes1954Single
Harmony EncoresThe Chordettes1952Album
Runnin' Wild / Alice Blue GownThe Chordettes1951Single
Moonlight On The Ganges / Let The Rest Of The World Go ByThe Chordettes1951Single
Harmony Time Volume IIThe Chordettes1951Album
Runnin' Wild / Alice Blue GownThe Chordettes1951Album
Candy And Cake / Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep, Go To SleepArthur Godfrey With The Chordettes, Mary Martin1951Album
Love Me And The World Is Mine / Lonesome - That's AllThe Chordettes1951Single
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise / Love's Old Sweet SongThe Chordettes1951Single
Down By The Old Mill StreamArthur Godfrey And The Chordettes, The Chordettes1950Album
Hawaii - Driftin' Down The Dreamy Ol' OhioArthur Godfrey & The Chordettes1950Album
When You Were Sweet Sixteen / Moonlight BayThe Chordettes1950Single
Harmony TimeThe Chordettes1950Album
If It Wasn't For Your Father / Gone Fishin'Arthur Godfrey, The Chordettes1950Album
Time Out For Tears / Can't Seem To Laugh AnymoreBill Lawrence With The Chordettes1950Album
I'd Love To Live In Loveland (With A Girl Like You)The Chordettes1950Single
Born To Be With You / Baby Of MineThe ChordettesSingle
Never On Sunday/The Exodus SongThe ChordettesSingle
Oh, Baby Mine (I Get So Lonely) / True Love Goes On And OnThe ChordettesSingle
Lollipop / The Wayward WindThe Chordettes / Gogi GrantSingle
To Know Him Is To Love HimThe ChordettesSingle
Teenage Goodnight/Lay Down Your ArmsThe ChordettesSingle
Humming Bird / Domani / The Man In The Raincoat / Mama RosaThe Chordettes, Julius La Rosa And Marion MarloweSingle
Just Between You And Me / Eddie My LoveThe ChordettesSingle
Hits On Parade Vol.3Andy Williams, The Chordettes, Johnny Tillotson, Everly BrothersSingle
Eddie, My Love / Mister SandmanThe ChordettesSingle
Born to Be With You / Eddie My LoveThe ChordettesSingle
The Exodus SongThe ChordettesSingle
Lollipop / Eddie My LoveThe ChordettesSingle
Mister Sandman / Never On A SundayThe ChordettesSingle
Down By The Old Mill StreamArthur Godfrey And The ChordettesAlbum
The Chordettes Sing The White Rose Of AthensThe ChordettesSingle
Lollipop / Born To Be With YouThe ChordettesSingle
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