While the listener poll for hits from 1955 and earlier has traditionally been one of our closest surveys, our top five had significantly more votes this year than the other songs. In fact, the three top songs all had more votes than any song on the 1955 survey in the first four years of the survey. We had two repeat songs in the top five from previous years. The Penguins returned for the fourth consecutive year, and the Spaniels were back in the top five for a second time.
Here’s the top five songs from 1955 and earlier alphabetically by artist:
“Ain’t That a Shame” by Fats Domino
“Earth Angel” by The Penguins
“That’s All Right” by Elvis Presley
Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight” by The Spaniels
“Sixty Minute Man” by Billy Ward and the Dominos
Check out the rest of the first round schedule, plus links to open surveys and results from other years here, and details on this year’s Grooveyard Great 88 here. And don’t forget to listen for updates and your favorite songs on…