Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2017 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 30 from 7 PM to midnight. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“Dream Lover” by Bobby Darin (1959)
Neil Sedaka played piano on this track, and also the B-side of the single, which was a song called “Bullmoose.” Sedaka had a song on the charts called “The Diary,” but was not yet widely known as a solo artist. Along with his songwriting partner Howard Greenfield, he had written “Keep a Walkin’,” which Darin recorded in 1958. Darin was comfortable with Sedaka’s style, and gave him the leeway to play what he thought was right for the track.
2016: not on survey, Highest Ranking: #22 (2013)
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 five-hour show Saturday, December 30 at 7 PM until midnight. Listen to us immediately each Saturday night from 7-10 PM 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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