1957 – The Results


While Buddy Holly has always done well in the Great 88 first round survey for the best songs of 1957, he dominated this year’s poll.  Buddy’s songs–with and without the Crickets–were responsible for three of the top five songs, along with the next two positions.  The Del Vikings had the only song returning to the Top Five, with “Come Go With Me” returning for the fourth consecutive year.  In the other direction, Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” fell out of the top positions after five consecutive years, barely making the Top Ten.  Chances are it will still be eligible for the final round when voting begins sometime next week.

Here’s the top five songs from 1957 alphabetically by artist:

“Searchin'” by The Coasters

“Come Go With Me” by The Del Vikings

“Everyday” by Buddy Holly

“Not Fade Away” by Buddy Holly and the Crickets

“That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly and the Crickets

Voting on the polls for the best songs of 1963 close on Saturday.   Check out the full schedule here, and get updates on Twitter.

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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