Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2019 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 28 from 7 PM to midnight. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“Volare” by Bobby Rydell (1960)
This was the first foreign-language single to top the singles charts in the rock era. Billboard magazine declared Domenico Modugno’s original version #1 for the year 1958. Along with Bobby Rydell, Dean Martin (1958), Bobby Rydell and Al Martino (1975) hit the charts with versions with English lyrics written by Michael Parish.
2018: not on survey, Highest Ranking: #13 (2012)
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 28 at 7 PM until midnight. Listen to “The Grooveyard” following “Rick’s Redneck Ranch” each Saturday night at 7 PM on 88.1 FM on Long Island, by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or via the TuneIn app. or the 88.1 FM button on the WCWP app for Android or iPhones. You can also follow us on Twitter.
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