Here’s the Top Ten @ 10 for November 8, 1960, which would have been heard on this week’s edition of “The Grooveyard” if not for power failures and road safety issues caused by a second storm in two weeks…
#10 “Lonely Teenager” by Dion
#9 “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go” by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters
#8 “I Want to Be Wanted” by the Brenda Lee
#7 “The Hucklebuck” by Chubby Checker
#6 “Stay” by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
#5 “You Talk Too Much” by Joe Jones
#4 “Poetry in Motion” by Johnny Tillitson
#3 “Save the Last Dance for Me” by The Drifters
#2 “New Orleans” by Gary U.S. Bonds
…and #1 “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles
Only one week remains in the first round of the Grooveyard Greats polls. You have until next Thursday to vote for your ten favorite songs of 1956. The full schedule of upcoming polls and links to results of completed polls are available here. Voting in the final round begins on Thanksgiving.
Weather permitting, Alan Seltzer will be hosting the Friday edition of “The Rock Show” this week. Alan will also be joining Cousin Brucie in the studio next Wednesday in a special “Hungerthon” edition of his Sirius XM show. Brucie will have special guests plus a number of “auction” and “Lightning Round” items to support WhyHunger’s annual Hungerthon. Please support this event, either during Brucie’s show or online.
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