Top Ten @ 10: Grooveyard Greats


Instead of focusing on a specific year, we presented a countdown of the Top 30 “Grooveyard Greats” listener survey on this, the last show of the year.  Full videos plus some background on each of the songs are available in the “Grooveyard Greats” pages here.  First round leaders are also available here.  Here’s the full list of the Top 50:

1 Runaway – Del Shannon (1961) 
2 Palisades Park – Freddy Cannon (1962) 
3 Only the Lonely – Roy Orbison (1960) 
4 Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker (1961) 
5 Be My Baby – Ronettes (1963) 
6 Runaround Sue – Dion (1961)
7 Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin (1959) 
8 In the Still of the Night – Five Satins (1956) 
9 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini – Bryan Hyland (1960) 
10 Da Doo Ron Ron – Crystals (1963) 
11 Breaking Up is Hard to Do – Neil Sedaka (1962) 
12 The Happy Organ – Dave Baby Cortez (1959) 
13 Volare – Bobby Rydell (1960) 
14 The Twist – Chubby Checker (1960 and 1962) 
15 Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly & Crickets (1957) 
16 Duke of Earl – Gene Chandler (1962) 
17 A Hundred Pounds of Clay – Gene McDaniels (1961) 
18 Peppermint Twist – Joey Dee and the Starliters (1962) 
19 Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley (1956) 
20 La Bamba – Richie Valens (1958) 
21 Quarter to Three – Gary US Bonds (1961) 
22 The Wanderer – Dion (1962) 
23 Tonight (Could Be the Night) – Velvets (1961) 
24 Wake Up Little Susie – Everly Brothers (1957) 
25 Rhythm of the Rain – Cascades (1963)
26 Dream Lover – Bobby Darin (1959) 
27 Travelin’ Man – Ricky Nelson (1961) 
28 Earth Angel – Penguins (1955) 
29 Come Go With Me – Dell-Vikings (1957) 
30 Big Girls Don’t Cry – Four Seasons (1962) 
31 Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley and His Comets (1955) 
32 You Belong to Me – Duprees (1962) 
33 It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley (1960) 
34 Stand By Me – Ben E. King (1961) 
35 Tonight I Fell In Love – Tokens (1961) 
36 Hound Dog – Elvis Presley (1956) 
37 Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers (1957) 
38 Sherry – Four Seasons (1962) 
39 Under the Boardwalk – Drifters (1964) 
40 Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley (1962) 
41 I Only Have Eyes for You – Flamingos (1959) 
42 Poetry in Motion – Johnny Tilloston (1960) 
43 Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin (1960) 
44 The Way You Look Tonight – Lettermen (1961) 
45 The Loco-Motion – Little Eva (1962) 
46 Little Darlin’ – Diamonds (1957) 
47 All Shook Up – Elvis Presley (1957) 
48 All I Have to Do is Dream – Everly Brothers (1958) 
49 Tequila – Champs (1958) 
50 Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino (1956) 

Your thoughts about the Top 50 or anything else, plus song requests and other thoughts are welcome.  The Top Ten @ 10 returns to our usual format next Thursday both on the air and online on…

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