Top Ten: October 9, 1961

We celebrate the 60th anniversary of WCWP radio with the Grooveyard Top Ten for October 9, 1959, nine days before the station went on the air for the first time. This is the first of two Top Ten surveys played tonight by Alan Seltzer on “The Grooveyard”:


“My True Story” by The Jive Five


“Bless You” by Tony Orlando


“A Little Bit of Soap” by The Jarmels


“The Mountain’s High” by Dick and DeeDee


“Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavour (on the Bedpost Overnight)” by Lonnie Donegan

Did you vote yet?


“Crying” by Roy Orbison


“Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles


“Take Good Care of My Baby” by Bobby Vee


“Bristol Stomp” by The Dovells


“Runaround Sue” by Dion

First-round voting continues for the 10th annual Great 88 listener survey. Pick your 10 favorite songs from 1955, 1959 and 1961. Full first-round schedule and additional information can be found here. You can also find results of the first nine annual surveys here.

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, via the TuneIn app. or the  WCWP app on your iPhone or Android device.  You can also follow us on Twitter.

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