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The Ronettes discography

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The Ronettes discography
Studio albums1
Compilation albums11
Singles15
Other albums8

This article is a discography for American singing group The Ronettes. The Ronettes began recording with Colpix Records in 1961 and recorded eleven songs for Colpix. In March 1963, the group moved to Phil Spector's Philles Records, where they achieved their biggest success.

Albums

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
JPN
[2]
Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica 96 231

Compilation albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
US
R&B

[3]
JPN
[2]
Philles Records Presents Today's Hits[4]
(with various artists)
  • Released: 1963
  • Label: Philles
A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
(with various artists)
  • Released: 1963
  • Label: Philles
12 5
The Ronettes Featuring Veronica[5]
The Best Of The Ronettes
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Phil Spector/ABKCO
91
Be My Baby: The Very Best of the Ronettes[6]
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Phil Spector/Legacy
273
Everything You Wanted To Know About The Ronettes ...But Were Afraid To Ask
  • Released: 2017
  • Label: For Collectors Only
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certification Album
US
[7]
BEL
(FL)

[8]
BEL
(WA)

[9]
CAN
RPM

[10]
FRA
[11]
GER
[12]
NOR
[13]
UK
[14]
"I Want a Boy"
"Sweet Sixteen"
1961 The Ronettes Featuring Veronica
"I'm Gonna Quit While I'm Ahead"
"I'm on the Wagon" or "My Guiding Angel"
1962
"Silhouettes"
"You Bet I Would"
"Good Girls"
"Memory"
"Be My Baby"
"Tedesco & Pitman" (Non-album track)
1963 2 4 15 193 60 9 4 Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
"Baby, I Love You"
"Miss Joan & Mr Sam" (Non-album track)
24 11
"(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up"
"Big Red" (Non-album track)
1964 39 43
"Do I Love You?"
"Bebe & Susu" (Non-album track)
34 14 35
"Walking in the Rain"
"How Does it Feel?"
23 16
"Born to Be Together"
"Blues for Baby"
1965 52 29 Non-album tracks
"Is This What I Get for Loving You?"
"Oh, I Love You"
75
"I Can Hear Music"
"When I Saw You" (from Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes)
1966 100
"You Came, You Saw, You Conquered"
"Oh, I Love You"
1969 73
"Lover Lover"
"Go Out and Get It"
1973
"I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine"
"I Wonder What He's Doing"
1974
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Other charted and certified songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[7]
AUS
[16]
CAN
Hot

[17]
FRA
[11]
GER
[12]
NL
[18]
NZ
[19]
SWE
[20]
SWI
[21]
UK
[14]
"Sleigh Ride" 1963 10 29 17 122 55 11 22 50 19 23 A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
"Frosty The Snowman"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Unreleased music

Songs Produced by Phil Spector[22]

The Ronettes recorded many songs for producer Phil Spector that were not released until after the group disbanded in 1967. Today, some of their originally unreleased songs are just as critically applauded as their biggest hits. Below is an accurate chart of the unreleased songs the Ronettes recorded for Philles Records that did not see a release. These songs were first issued on later compilation albums, mentioned respectively. Four of the songs below—"The Twist", "Mashed Potato Time", "Hot Pastrami" and "The Wah-Watusi"—were released, and credited to, popular Philles contracted singing group The Crystals, on their 1963 Philles LP, The Crystals Sing The Greatest Hits.[22]

Title[22] Date Recorded[23] Album Issued On[22] Notes[22]
"The Twist" 1963 The Crystals Sing
The Greatest Hits
Credited to The Crystals.
"Mashed Potato Time"
"Hot Pastrami"
"The Wah-Watusi" Credited to The Crystals. Features Nedra Talley on lead vocals.
"Keep on Dancing" 1964 Phil Spector Wall of Sound:
Rare Masters, Vol 2.
Features Ronnie, Estelle, and Nedra singing lead in unison.
"Girls Can Tell" Phil Spector Wall of Sound:
Rare Masters, Vol 1.
Erroneously credited to The Crystals. A version sung by The Crystals, with Lala Brooks on lead vocals, does exist.
"Paradise" 1965 Covered by the Shangri-Las as well as the Supremes.
"Soldier Baby" Features Ronnie, Estelle, and Nedra singing lead in unison.
"I'm a Woman in Love"
"Everything Under the Sun" Phil Spector Wall of Sound:
Rare Masters, Vol 2.
Features Ronnie, Estelle, and Nedra singing lead in unison for most of the song, with Nedra and Estelle continuing the chorus while Ronnie gets solo lines.
"I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine" Rerecorded by Ronnie Spector in 1974 for Buddha Records, and for her 1999 solo EP She Talks to Rainbows.
"Here I Sit" Features male backing vocals.
"Lovers" The Ronettes Sing Their Greatest Hits, Vol 2. A Ronnie solo.
"Padre" Unknown Everything You Wanted To Know About The Ronettes ...But Were Afraid To Ask
"Close Your Eyes"
Someday (Baby)

Work with Jimi Hendrix

During the Summer of 1964, the Ronettes spent a lot of time hanging out at Odine's, an exclusive East Side club on Fifty-Ninth Street in Manhattan.[24] According to Ronnie, that is where the Ronettes were first introduced to Jimi Hendrix, who was an unknown guitarist there at the time. Ronnie used to get up and sing along with Hendrix as he played guitar.[24] After running into Hendrix again at a party in 1969, Estelle and Ronnie were invited into the studio to do backing vocals on Hendrix's "Earth Blues" song. Their work on the backing vocals earned The Ronettes a credit on Hendrix's posthumously released LP Rainbow Bridge, released in October 1971.[25]

References

  1. ^ a b Billboard 200 chart positions:
    • Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica: "Billboard 200 Week of January 23, 1965". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
    • A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector: "Billboard 200 Week of January 2, 2021". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "ロネッツのランキング" [The Ronettes Ranking]. Oricon News (in Japanese). Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  3. ^ Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart positions:
  4. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (2011-08-10). "New Release: Various Artists: Phil Spector Presents the Philles Album Collection". Pitchfork. Condé Nast. Retrieved 2021-08-13.
  5. ^ "The Ronettes LP: The Ronettes Featuring Veronica (180g Vinyl)". Bear Family Records. Retrieved 2021-08-13.
  6. ^ Junior, Chris M. (January 19, 2011). "Long live the 'Wall of Sound'". Goldmine Magazine. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "The Ronettes Chart History (The Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  8. ^ "The Ronettes". Ultratop Flanders (in Dutch). Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  9. ^ "The Ronettes". Ultratop Wallonia (in French). Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  10. ^ RPM magazine chart positions:
    • "Do I Love You?": "RPM Top Singles". RPM. Vol. 1, no. 23. July 27, 1964. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
    • "Walking in the Rain": "RPM Top Singles". RPM. Vol. 2, no. 14. November 30, 1964. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
    • "Born to Be Together": "RPM Top Singles". RPM. Vol. 3, no. 1. March 1, 1965. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
    • "You Came, You Saw, You Conquered": "RPM Top Singles". RPM. Vol. 11, no. 6. April 7, 1969. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Discographie The Ronettes". Les Charts (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Discographie Von The Ronettes". Offizielle Deutsche Charts (in German). Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  13. ^ "Discography The Ronettes". Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  14. ^ a b "Ronettes full Official Chart History". Official Charts. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  15. ^ a b c "British certifications – Ronettes". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 December 2021. Type Ronettes in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  16. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Singles for week of 30 December 2019". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  17. ^ "The Ronettes Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  18. ^ "Discografie The Ronettes". Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  19. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. December 31, 2018. Archived from the original on December 28, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  20. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 52". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  21. ^ "Discographie The Ronettes". Swiss Hitparade (in German). Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  22. ^ a b c d e Spector, Ronnie (2004). Be my baby : how I survived mascara, miniskirts, and madness, or my life as a fabulous Ronette. New York: New American Library. pp. 324–336. ISBN 0-451-41153-6.
  23. ^ Spector, Ronnie; Waldron, Vince (2004). Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness, or My Life as a Fabulous Ronette. pp. 324–336. ISBN 0-451-41153-6.
  24. ^ a b Spector, Ronnie (2004). Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness, or My Life as a Fabulous Ronette. New York: New American Library. pp. 99–100. ISBN 0-451-41153-6.
  25. ^ Ronnie Spector, p. 336.