Each night leading up to the unveiling of the 2016 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 a special night and time–Friday, December 30 starting at 7 PM. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“Maybe” by The Chantels (1958)
“Maybe” is one of the earliest examples of the girl-group phenomenon, which would sweep the United States shortly after this single’s release. Thus, The Chantels broke ground for the likes of The Shirelles, The Ronettes, and The Supremes. And yes, the girl groups, especially the early ones, were largely spawned by the 1650 Broadway/Brill Building scene and its famous tenants.
2015: not on survey, Highest Ranking: First year on survey
Come back each day as we unwrap another song that just missed the Great 88. You can also check out first round results here. Then join host Alan Seltzer on”The Grooveyard” for the Great 88 countdown on a special day Friday, December 30 at 7 PM until midnight. We’ll be back Saturday nights at 7 PM at our regular time period beginning January 7, 2017. Listen to us immediately after “Rick’s Redneck Ranch” 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.
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