Here’s the Top Ten @ 10 for November 1, 1956, which would have been heard on this week’s edition of The Grooveyard if not for Hurricane Sandy:
#10 : “Too Much Monkey Business” by Chuck Berry
#9 “My Prayer” by The Platters
#8 “Lonely Avenue” by Ray Charles
#7 “Still” by Lavern Baker
#6 “Love Me Tender” by the Elvis Presley
#5 “In the Still of the Night” by Five Satins
#4 “Let the Good Times Roll” by Shirley and Lee
#3 “Honky Tonk Pts 1 and 2” by Bill Doggett
#2 “Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino
Just to show that rock ‘n roll knows no boundaries, here’s Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin singing his cover version…
#1 “Hound Dog” b/w “Don’t Be Cruel” by Elvis Presley
For the second half of this two-sided hit, here’s Elvis’ infamous appearance on the Milton Berle Show. This national television appearance started the controversy over Elvis’ hip-shaking style.
The last Grooveyard Greats poll in the first round begins this week. Voting opened today for the best songs of 1956. You have until next Thursday to vote for the best songs of 1961. Vote for up to 10 favorite songs for each year. The full schedule of upcoming polls and links to results of completed polls are available here.
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