Each night leading up to the unveiling of the 2014 Grooveyard Great 88, we’re sharing a video of one song that just missed the survey. Hear the full Great 88 on a special five hour edition of “The Grooveyard” on a special night and time–Friday, December 26 starting at 7 PM. Our pre-survey show begins at 6 PM. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino (1956)
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin performed this song on December 10, 2010 at a charity event in front of an audience of international film and television celebrities. Videos of his performance quickly went viral worldwide. Putin’s spokesman said the former KGB chief learned the lyrics to the song as part of his English language studies. (2013: not on survey, 2012: 50)
Come back each night through Christmas as we unwrap another song that just missed the Great 88. You can also check out first round results here.