Here’s the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 16, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on “The Grooveyard”:
“Lonely Teardrops” by Jackie Wilson
“Queen of the Hop” by Bobby Darin
“Tom Dooley” by The Kingston Trio
“I’ve Had It” by The Bell Notes
“A Lover’s Question” by Clyde McPhatter
“The Chipmunk Song” by David Seville and the Chipmunks
“Stagger Lee” by Lloyd Price
“Donna” by Ritchie Valens
“Sixteen Candles” by The Crests
“Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” by The Platters
Voting is now open for your favorite Love Songs of the Grooveyard era in our pre-Valentines Day listener survey. There’s two different polls, one for love songs of the 1950s, and one for love songs from 1960-1963. Pick your 10 favorites from each group of years daily through January 30th at 10 PM. Pick your 10 favorite songs from each list. You can also write in other songs if your choice isn’t listed. See the details and links to the 2014 survey here.
“The Grooveyard” has expanded to three hours and moved to a new day and time–Saturday nights from 7-10 PM. We’ll offer the Grooveyard Top Ten each week at 8 PM, and the all-new Party Hour at 9 PM. Listen to us on 88.1 FM on Long Island or by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or via the TuneIn app. You can also follow us on Twitter.
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