2017 Great 88 Results

 

Here are the results of our sixth annual Grooveyard Great 88 listener survey:
1 In the Still of the Night – Five Satins (1956)
2 The Twist – Chubby Checker (1960 and 1962)
3 Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino (1956)
4 Come Go With Me – Dell-Vikings (1957)
5 Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Shirelles (1961)
6 Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis (1957)
7 Silhouettes – Rays (1957)
8 Stay – Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (1960)
9 Earth Angel – Penguins (1954)
10 Runaway – Del Shannon (1961)
11 Be My Baby – Ronettes (1963)
12 My True Love – Jack Scott (1958)
13 Ain’t That a Shame – Fats Domino (1955)
14 I Wonder Why – Dion and the Belmonts (1958)
15 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On – Jerry Lee Lewis (1957)
16 It’s Only Make Believe – Conway Twitty (1958)
17 Runaround Sue – Dion (1961)
18 New Orleans – Gary US Bonds (1960)
19 The Angels Listened In – Crests (1959)
20 It’s All in the Game – Tommy Edwards (1958)
21 Sea of Love – Phil Phillips (1959)
22 Hound Dog – Elvis Presley (1956)
23 A Thousand Stars – Kathy Young and the Innocents (1960)
24 Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley (1962)
25 When – Kalin Twins (1958)
26 Blue Monday – Fats Domino (1956)
27 Sealed With a Kiss – Brian Hyland (1962)
28 Searchin’ – Coasters (1957)
29 Walking to New Orleans – Fats Domino (1960)
30 Remember Then – Earls (1962)
31 Louis Louie – Kingsmen (1963)
32 Hearts of Stone – Otis Williams and the Charms (1955)
33 Jim Dandy – LaVern Baker (1957)
34 Till – Angels (1961)
35 You Belong to Me – Duprees (1962)
36 Up On the Roof – Drifters (1963)
37 Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry (1958)
38 Sea Cruise – Frankie Ford (1959)
39 Duke of Earl – Gene Chandler (1962)
40 My True Story – Jive Five (1961)
41 He’s So Fine – Chiffons (1963)
42 Could This Be Magic – Dubs (1957)
43 Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel) – Roy Orbison (1960)
44 At the Hop – Danny and the Juniors (1958)
45 Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly & Crickets (1957)
46 Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley and His Comets (1955)
47 Why Do Fools Fall in Love – Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (1956)
48 That’ll Be the Day – Buddy Holly and the Crickets (1957)
49 Angel Baby – Rosie and the Originals (1961)
50 Today I Met the Boy I’m Gonna Marry – Darlene Love (1963)
51 Little Star – Elegants (1958)
52 She Cried – Jay and the Americans (1962)
53 Only You (and You Alone) – Platters (1955)
54 Pretty Little Angel Eyes – Curtis Lee (1961)
55 A Hundred Pounds of Clay – Gene McDaniels (1961)
56 Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers (1957)
57 The Loco-Motion – Little Eva (1962)
58 My Prayer – Platters (1957)
59 The Wanderer – Dion (1962)
60 I Only Have Eyes for You – Flamingos (1959)
61 Maybe – Chantels (1958)
62 All I Have to Do is Dream – Everly Brothers (1958)
63 Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin (1959)
64 Tears on My Pillow – Little Anthony and the Imperials (1958)
65 Bristol Stomp – Dovells (1961)
66 Little Darlin’ – Diamonds (1957)
67 Sixteen Candles – Crests (1959)
68 Where the Boys Are – Connie Francis (1961)
69 Blowin’ in the Wind – Peter Paul and Mary (1963)
70 The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tokens (1961)
71 Wake Up Little Susie – Everly Brothers (1957)
72 Blue Moon – Marcels (1961)
73 Tonight Tonight – Mello-Kings (1957)
74 Get a Job – Silhouettes (1958)
75 Crying – Roy Orbison (1961)
76 Wait Til’ My Bobby Gets Home – Darlene Love (1963)
77 A Teenager in Love – Dion and the Belmonts (1959)
78 Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry (1956)
79 There’s a Moon Out Tonight – Capris (1961)
80 Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins (1956)
81 Stand By Me – Ben E. King (1961)
82 La Bamba – Richie Valens (1958)
83 Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee (1961)
84 Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin (1960)
85 Lonely Teardrops – Jackie Wilson (1959)
86 Save the Last Dance for Me – Drifters (1960)
87 Travelin’ Man – Ricky Nelson (1961)
88 Surfin’ Safari – Beach Boys (1962)

As always, here’s a survey sheet with the results of the 2017 survey, just like you used to get at your local record store.
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