Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2015 Grooveyard Great 88, we’ll share 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 Saturday, December 26 starting at 7 PM. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“Lonely Teardrops” by Jackie Wilson (1959)
This was written by the Detroit songwriting team who wrote Wilson’s first several hits – the duo of Tyran Carlo (the pen name of Wilson’s cousin Roquel Davis) and a pre-Motown Berry Gordy Jr. They co-wrote eight other songs for Wilson. At the time, Gordy was a struggling songwriter, but this song – his first Top-10 hit as a songwriter – gave him the confidence to rent a building in Detroit and start the Tamla label, which would become Motown.”
2014: not on survey, 2013: not on survey, 2012: not on survey
Come back each day through Christmas as we unwrap another song that just missed the Great 88. You can also check out first round results here.
Join us on “The Grooveyard” for the Great 88 countdown Saturday, December 26 at 7 PM until midnight. Also, we expand to three hours when we move to our new regular time Saturdays at 7 PM on January 2. Listen to us on 88.1 FM on Long Island or by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org. You can also follow us on Twitter.
Happy holidays from. . .
…Where Oldies Come Alive!