Historically speaking, Music of all genres is full of all male bands. Sure, there was the occasional female lead singer or two, but generally, it did not get much further than that. That ceiling was forever broken in 1981, when the Go-Go’s topped the charts becoming the first all female band that wrote their own songs and played their own instruments. Seriously, it took until 1981 for that to happen.
Originally a Punk band, the California quintet shifted their focus to the burgeoning New Wave sound. The move proved to be fruitful as they quickly caught on with listeners who embraced their fun party music which was among the more popular of the first half of the 80’s. They broke up in 1985, and after a few reunions they never did come close to matching their earlier success. Regardless, by showing the world that an all woman outfit could be successful and breaking down the gender barrier in music they are far more influential than one would realize.
Should The Go-Go's be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put them in! - 73.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.4%