First of all, a quick word of thanks: Both of our Grooveyard Greats first-round listener surveys so far this year have topped last year’s number of votes by large margins. The poll for the best songs of 1955 or earlier is closing tonight. Click here to see if you can make a last-minute vote, or come back tomorrow to see the results. The survey for your favorite songs of 1957 is available here, and the 1959 poll is here. Get full details on the Grooveyard Greats home page.
Now here’s the Top Ten @ 10 for September 26, 1959 as played tonight by host Alan Seltzer on “The Grooveyard”:
#10 “Broken-Hearted Melody” by Sarah Vaughan
#9 “Baby Talk” by Jan and Dean
#8 “(‘Til) I Kissed You” by Everly Brothers
#7 “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” by Paul Anka
#6 “The Three Bells” by The Browns
#5 “Sleep Walk” by Santo and Johnny
#4 “Sea of Love” by Phil Phillips with the Twilights
#3 “Red River Rock” by Johnny and the Hurricanes
#2 “I’m Gonna Get Married” by Lloyd Price
and #1 “‘Mack the Knife” by Bobby Darin
Once again, don’t forget to vote for your 10 favorite songs in our second annual “Grooveyard Greats” listener survey. Details and a full schedule are available here.
We’re also planning a new “Video of the Week” feature on this website. Please feel free to nominate your favorites, or just send us your song requests, dedications, comments and suggestions. Just Tweet us or go to the links shown. And join us each week on. . .