Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With the Pink Ladies

A mix inspired by one of our favorite fictional girl gangs.

Bubble-gum-popping, rhinestone-cat-eye-winking, burgers and beauty school dropouts. Ain’t being a Pink Lady swell? Here are 10 songs to listen to behind the bleachers.

Illustration by Minna


  • jessejames November 4th, 2011 11:07 PM

    I love the video for ‘Take it as it Comes’

    It’s simply perfect.

  • Razzmatazzberry November 4th, 2011 11:07 PM

    I have heard a few of these before but I have a great feeling that I’m going to loooove the songs on this mix that I haven’t heard yet! <3

  • saranev November 5th, 2011 12:04 AM

    So I just watched American Graffitti for the first time and holy cow the girls are awesome (especially Debbie) and the cars are bitchin’ and Toni Basil did choreography for the one dance number in the movie and Richard Dreyfuss is a fox.

  • MrPhoenix November 5th, 2011 12:48 AM

    <3 <3 <3 I think this is my favourite playlist so far :}

  • Ruby B. November 5th, 2011 12:52 AM


  • neelybat November 5th, 2011 1:22 AM

    the first zine i ever wrote was mostly about how amazing the “new” band the donnas was. thank you for putting one of these songs on this mix.

  • Laia November 5th, 2011 2:38 AM

    i need to watch Grease, NOW.

  • samhatt November 5th, 2011 5:54 AM

    love “i’m a lady” by santogold!!
    great list :D

  • daisy summers November 5th, 2011 7:43 AM

    Santogold!!!! Ah, another exquisite playlist from Rookie… How I long for fridays
    Going to go watch Grease now and quote word for word, song for song with my very own, and favourite girl gang. Rookie, thank you – stay excellent

  • Stephanie November 5th, 2011 3:56 PM


  • Brittany November 5th, 2011 6:51 PM

    My ma and I gotta say thanks for the Lesley Gore track, sunshines lollipops and rainbows.

  • ichewmylips November 6th, 2011 11:20 AM

    best playlist ever!

  • X November 9th, 2011 8:33 AM

    i really want to share a playlist on my on blog, but i dont know how to..could anyone help me here??

  • LittleRed November 13th, 2011 4:02 AM

    I LOVED this! I bobbed around to it while writing my last essay of the year. Made it a lot more fun – so thank you! xx