Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2020 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 26 from 7 PM to midnight. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“Lollipop” by The Chordettes (1958)
The Chordettes were a female vocal group from Sheboygan, Wisconsin who formed in 1946 by Jinny Lockard and three of her college friends. They became regulars on Arthur Godfrey’s television show for 4 years in 1949, singing a cappella in the barbershop style. This teen novelty song was originally recorded by Ronald And Ruby and got to #20 in the US. The Chordettes recorded it as a full round-like arrangement, complete with popping sounds.
2019: 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 five-hour show Saturday, December 26 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 or by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org, via the TuneIn app. or the WCWP app on your iPhone or Android device. You can also follow us on Twitter. and on the Facebook groups for the show and WCWP.
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