2018 Great 88 Results

 

Here are the results of our seventh annual Grooveyard Great 88 listener survey:
1 Come Go With Me – Dell-Vikings (1957)
2 Earth Angel – Penguins (1954)
3 I Wonder Why – Dion and the Belmonts (1958)
4 In the Still of the Night – Five Satins (1956)
5 Runaround Sue – Dion (1961)
6 My True Story – Jive Five (1961)
7 A Hundred Pounds of Clay – Gene McDaniels (1961)
8 Be My Baby – Ronettes (1963)
9 The Loco-Motion – Little Eva (1962)
10 True Love Ways – Buddy Holly (1960)
11 Wake Up Little Susie – Everly Brothers (1957)
12 Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Shirelles (1961)
13 That’ll Be the Day – Buddy Holly and the Crickets (1957)
14 Duke of Earl – Gene Chandler (1962)
15 He’s So Fine – Chiffons (1963)
16 The Wah Watusi – Orlons (1962)
17 Angel Baby – Rosie and the Originals (1961)
18 Oh Boy! – Buddy Holly and the Crickets (1957)
19 Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry (1956)
20 The Twist – Chubby Checker (1960 and 1962)
21 Up On the Roof – Drifters (1963)
22 Palisades Park – Freddy Cannon (1962)
23 Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly and the Crickets (1957)
24 Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly & Crickets (1957)
25 Whispering Bells – Dell-Vikings (1957)
26 Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino (1956)
27 Dream Lover – Bobby Darin (1959)
28 Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis Presley (1956)
29 (‘Til) I Kissed You – Everly Brothers (1959)
30 Runaway – Del Shannon (1961)
31 Walk Don’t Run – Ventures (1960)
32 Wait Til’ My Bobby Gets Home – Darlene Love (1963)
33 Twist and Shout – Isley Brothers (1962)
34 Everyday – Buddy Holly (1957)
35 Be Bop a Lula – Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps (1956)
36 Maybelline – Chuck Berry (1955)
37 Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis (1957)
38 When – Kalin Twins (1958)
39 Sh-Boom – Chords (1954)
40 Rave On – Buddy Holly (1958)
41 New Orleans – Gary US Bonds (1960)
42 He’s Sure the Boy I Love – Crystals (1963)
43 La Bamba – Richie Valens (1958)
44 Jim Dandy – LaVern Baker (1957)
45 Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry (1958)
46 Lucille – Little Richard (1956)
47 Maybe Baby – Crickets (1958)
48 Stay – Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (1960)
49 Sea of Love – Phil Phillips (1959)
50 It’s All in the Game – Tommy Edwards (1958)
51 A Teenager in Love – Dion and the Belmonts (1959)
52 Bird Dog – Everly Brothers (1958)
53 Poor Little Fool – Ricky Nelson (1958)
54 It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Buddy Holly (1959)
55 Heartbeat – Buddy Holly (1958)
56 Sea Cruise – Frankie Ford (1959)
57 It’s Only Make Believe – Conway Twitty (1958)
58 Come Softly to Me – Fleetwoods (1959)
59 The Wayward Wind – Gogi Grant (1956)
60 Tonight Tonight – Mello-Kings (1957)
61 Think It Over – Crickets (1958)
62 Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) – Impalas (1959)
63 A Thousand Stars – Kathy Young and the Innocents (1960)
64 Blue Monday – Fats Domino (1956)
65 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On – Jerry Lee Lewis (1957)
66 A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation – Marty Robbins (1957)
67 My True Love – Jack Scott (1958)
68 Searchin’ – Coasters (1957)
69 Tonight You Belong to Me – Patience and Prudence (1956)
70 Our Day Will Come – Ruby and the Romantics (1963)
71 Fingertips (Part 2) – Little Stevie Wonder (1963)
72 Crying – Roy Orbison (1961)
73 Stand By Me – Ben E. King (1961)
74 Twisting the Night Away – Sam Cooke (1962)
75 The Wanderer – Dion (1962)
76 Louie Louie – Kingsmen (1963)
77 Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel) – Roy Orbison (1960)
78 It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley (1960)
79 Big Girls Don’t Cry – Four Seasons (1962)
80 Spanish Harlem – Ben E. King (1961)
81 You Belong to Me – Duprees (1962)
82 The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tokens (1961)
83 Crazy – Patsy Cline (1961)
84 Sixty Minute Man – Billy Ward and the Dominos (1951)
85 Shout (Parts 1 and 2) – Isley Brothers (1959)
86 At My Front Door – Eldorados (1955)
87 Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley (1956)
88 Little Darlin’ – Diamonds (1957)

As always, here’s a survey sheet with the results of the 2018 survey, just like you used to get at your local record store.

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