1963 – The Results

While other 2018  Great 88 first round surveys had as many as four songs repeating from the previous year, the poll for 1963 had only one song returning to the top positions.  A perennial favorite by the Ronettes returned for the third consecutive year.  Darlene Love returned to the Top Five, but as a member of... Continue Reading →


1959 – The Results

While the 2017 survey for the best songs of 2017 set a new record for the number of songs repeating in the top five from the previous year, this year's survey was a lot closer.  Only two songs repeated from 2017, with Dion and the Belmonts returning for a fifth year and Johnny Maestro and... Continue Reading →

1956 – The Results

Traditional favorites dominated the survey for the best songs of 1956 once again in 2018 with four out of the five songs repeating in the top five from the previous survey.  The number 2 song in the history of the survey,  "In the Still of the Night" reached the top five for a record sixth... Continue Reading →

1961 – The Results

There were lots of similarities in the results of the Great 88 survey for 1961 from last year's survey, but a lot also changed.  Four of the five top songs--by Dion, Gene McDaniels, Del Shannon and The Shirelles--were repeats from last year, with Runaway returning to the Top Five for the fifth consecutive year.  Looking... Continue Reading →

1960 – The Results

The first round survey for your favorites of 1960 is traditionally known for it's tight races, and this year is no exception.  A total of 69 different songs received support, six more than the 2017 poll. While there were no songs repeating last year from the previous survey in the Top Five, the 2018 survey... Continue Reading →

1957 – The Results

Jerry Lee Lewis was even more dominant than usual in the Great 88 survey for the best songs of 1957.  "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" appeared on top of the survey for the fourth straight year.   He was also the first artist in the survey's seven year history to have two songs in the top five. ... Continue Reading →

1955 and Earlier – The Results

Unlike most years, two songs dominated the 2018 Great 88 survey for hits from 1955 and earlier.  "Maybelline" and "Earth Angel" each had over 8% of the votes, more than any song received in a first-round survey in 2017.  There were three repeats from 2017 in the Top 5:  The Penguins returned for a record sixth... Continue Reading →

1962 – The Results

Consistency has rarely been a factor in the results for the best songs of 1962.  In last year's record voting, no songs repeated to the top five.  Only Jimmy Clanton repeated this time, and that was by a very narrow margin. Here's the top five songs in alphabetical order by artist: "Palisades Park" by Freddy... Continue Reading →

Have a “Great” Day!

Have you voted today in our seventh annual  Grooveyard Great 88 listener survey? Voting is now open in the first round of our yearly poll.  In this round, you pick your 10 favorite songs from specific years.  Either choose songs from our listing or write in your own selections.  Vote daily to support your favorites--the... Continue Reading →

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