The Finals Are Here!

Voting for the final round of the 2019 Grooveyard Great 88 is now open. Choose from the top 100 songs from each of three different time periods:  1957 and earlier, 1958-1960 and 1961-63.  The winners will be unveiled during a special five-hour edition of "The Grooveyard"on Saturday, December 28 starting at 7 PM. Pick your... 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. Out of the 65 songs receiving support, 20 songs were within a percent of th Top Five.  Dion and Kathy Young and the Innocents returned to the top positions, both for a second... Continue Reading →

1955 and Earlier – The Results

  Like other 2019 Great 88 listener surveys, the poll for the best songs of 1955 and earlier were unusually close.  Ten songs finished in striking distance of first place.  That was a significant change from last year's poll when The Penguins and Chuck Berry's Maybelline each had an unusually high 8% of the vote. ... Continue Reading →

1957 – The Results

It was close, but Jerry Lewis continued to be a listener favorite in the Great 88 survey for the best songs of 1957.  "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" appeared on top of the survey for the fifth straight year.  The Dell-Vikings joined the Top Five for the third year, and LaVern Baker repeated a second time. ... Continue Reading →

1961 – The Results

Like the 2018 Great 88 first round survey, there was a very tight race for the top positions, with a significant drop after the top rated songs.  A total of six songs were within 2% of the top position, with another four within 3%.  Two traditional favorites--The Shirelles (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow) and... Continue Reading →

1959 – The Results

The survey for the best songs of 1959 is nothing but consistent.  Dion and the Belmonts reached the top five for the sixth consecutive year, while the Crests repeated for the fourth time.  Jackie Wilson returned to the top five for the fifth time in six years. Here's the top five songs from 1959 alphabetically... Continue Reading →

1962 – The Results

The first round contest for the top songs of 1962 was unusually close, with only .26% separating the top five songs, and the top eight separated by less than a percent.  Freddy Cannon, Dion and the Isley Brothers all repeated in the highest positions for a second year. Here's the top five songs in alphabetical... Continue Reading →

1958 – The Results

Diversity traditionally reigns in the survey for the best songs of 1958, and our eighth annual survey was no exception.  A total of 64 different songs received some attention.  Tommy Edwards was the sole returnee to the top five songs, reaching that milestone for the third straignt year.  Ritchie Valen's "La Bamba" missed a repeat... Continue Reading →

1956 – The Results

The 2019 survey for the best songs of 1956 was a mix of three repeating favorites and other popular hits.  The number 2 song in the history of the survey,  "In the Still of the Night" reached the top five for a record seventh year.  The song only missed the Top Five in 2013, the... Continue Reading →

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