Top Ten: March 23, 1956

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for March 23, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby" by Jimmy Reed #9 "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins #8 "Devil or Angel" by The Clovers #7 "Speedo" by The Cadillacs #6 "Boll Weevil" by Fats Domino Support 88.1 FM... Continue Reading →

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This Weekend: Batter Up!

In honor of the start of baseball season, double plays with two-sided hits will be featured on The Grooveyard Saturday night. Included is a six-pack of three two-sided hits by Elvis Presley, who had 14 two-sided hits, more than any other artist in the 1950s and 1960s.  (The Beatles were second with nine, and Rick... Continue Reading →

Twelve Days of Greats: No. 95

Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2018 Grooveyard Great 88, we'll share a video of one song that just missed the survey.  Hear the full Great 88 on a special five hour edition of "The Grooveyard" on Saturday, December 29 from 7 PM to midnight.  Check out the complete year-end schedule here.... 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 →

Top Ten: June 9, 1956

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 9 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Please Please Please" by James Brown #9 "Treasure of Love" by Clyde McPhatter #8 "Corrine Corrina" by Big Joe Turner   Did you vote yet? #7 "Fever" by Little Willie John #6 "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Let’s Sing About Sex

We'll play lots of songs about sex Saturday night on The Grooveyard when we celebrate National Sex Day.  According to Checkiday.com, the holiday is observed each year on June 9. by both straight and gay couples.  We'll join in the party by playing a variety of suggestive songs, some more obvious than others. In addition, the... Continue Reading →

12 Days of Greats: Number 93

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2017 Grooveyard Great 88, we'll share a video of one song that just missed the survey.  Hear the full Great 88 on a special five hour edition of "The Grooveyard" on Saturday, December 30 from 7 PM to midnight.  Check out the complete year-end... Continue Reading →

1956 – The Results

Traditional favorites continued to dominate the survey for the best songs of 1956.  "In the Still of the Night" reached the top five for a record fifth year.  Elvis Presley also repeated in the Top 5, along with "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino.  Perhaps helped by his death during the voting period, "Blue Monday" also... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: July 8, 1956

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for July 8, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Hallelulah I Love Her So" by Ray Charles #9 "Fever" by Little Willie John ...plus a bonus video sharing Little Willie John's influence on music... #8 "My Blue Heaven" by Fats Domino  #7 "Transfusion" by Nervous... Continue Reading →

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