1958 – The Results

Diversity traditionally reigns in the survey for the best songs of 1958, and our seventh annual survey was no exception.  A total of 66 different songs received some attention.  Danny and the Juniors, Dion and Tommy Edwards all returned to the top five songs for the second consecutive year.  A fourth song from last year's... Continue Reading →


Top Ten: September 1, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 1, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Rockin Robin" by Bobby Day #9 "Western Movies" by The Olympics #8 "Fever" by Peggy Lee Did you vote today? #7 "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards #6 "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson #5 "Patricia"... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: A “Great” Holiday!

Labor Day Weekend traditionally means the end of summer, start of football season, the first day of school...and the kickoff of the Great 88 on The Grooveyard. Saturday night, at 7, host Alan Seltzer will celebrate the start of the seventh annual listener survey by playing the Top 20 songs from the first six surveys. ... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: July 14, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for July 14, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Just a Dream" by Jimmy Clanton and His Rockets #9 "No Chemise Please" by Gerry Granahan #8 "My True Love" by Jack Scott #7 "When" by The Kalin Twins #6 "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley Support... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Drive My Car

Join host Alan Seltzer Saturday night on The Grooveyard when we celebrate National Car Collectors Day.  We'll share a lot of songs about cars and driving, plus a six-pack of hits by groups named after automobile models. In addition, the Grooveyard Top 10 will feature the hits of July 14, 1958 and we'll play more... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: May 5, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for May 5, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Believe What You Say" by Ricky Nelson #9 "You" by The Aquatones #8 "For Your Love" by Ed Townsend #7 "Talk to Me, Talk to Me" by Little Willie John #6 "Tequila" by The Champs Support 88.1 FM... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: A Hall of an Anniversary

Join host Alan Seltzer as he begins his seventh year as host of The Grooveyard Saturday night at 7 PM with a double celebration. Music by members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be featured in honor of the induction ceremony for WCWP Radio's Hall of Fame, taking place earlier in the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Flashback 1958

Tonight's edition of "The Grooveyard" featured the top songs of 1958.  Here's the Top Ten as played by Alan Seltzer: #10 "Topsy Pt 2" by Cozy Cole #9 "To Know Him is to Love Him" by The Teddy Bears #8 "Witch Doctor" by David Seville  #7 "Little Star" by The Elegants #6 "It's All in... Continue Reading →

This Week: Flashback 1958

It was the year when Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army.  It was also the year when unemployment reached 20 percent in Detroit to a recession, when the Dodgers and Giants played the first regular-season baseball game as West Coast teams, and when a young musician named Leonard Bernstein began a series of televised... Continue Reading →

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