1959 – The Results

The survey for the best songs of 1959 is nothing but consistent.  Dion and the Belmonts reached the top five for the sixth consecutive year, while the Crests repeated for the fourth time.  Jackie Wilson returned to the top five for the fifth time in six years. Here's the top five songs from 1959 alphabetically... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: September 28, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 28, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Mr. Blue" by The Fleetwoods #9 "The Three Bells" by The Browns #8 "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny   Did you vote yet? #7 "Don't You Know" by Della Reese #6 "('Til) I Kissed You" by... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Jumping the Sharks

Surprise! Due to technical issues preventing live coverage of the LIU Sharks women's hockey game, Alan Seltzer will host a full three-hour edition of The Grooveyard Saturday night.  We will celebrate One Hit Wonder Day three days late by featuring some favorite tunes from the early years of rock by otherwise forgotten artists. We'll also... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Lite’s Off

Note:  Due to technical issues at the arena preventing the broadcast of the hockey game, this half - hour broadcast will be replaced with a live three-hour regular edition of the show.  See the details here. The Grooveyard offers the first of it's half hour "Light" shows followed by LIU Sharks Women's Hockey on Saturday.... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: A Birthday Blowout!

Join host Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard" Saturday night at 7 PM when we feature artists celebrating birthdays this month.  We'll share a six-pack of hits by The Shirelles in honor of August birthdays by Doris Kenner, Doris Coley and Beverly Lee.  The Under the Covers segment features Felice Bryand, composer of "Bye Bye Love"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Flashback 1959

There was no Top Ten due to the Flashback 1959 special edition of The Grooveyard.  Here's the Top Ten songs from that year: #10 "Come Softly to Me" by The Fleetwoods #9 "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price #8 "Mr. Blue" by The Fleetwoods #7 "Personality" by Lloyd Price #6 "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny Support... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Flashback 1959

It was the year when Alaska and Hawaii gained statehood...when the Oscars actually ended 20 minutes ahead of schedule...when America took steps to enter the space race...and when we saw the plane crash now known as "The Day the Music Died".  This Saturday on a Flashback edition of The Grooveyard, Alan Seltzer will play the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 1, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 1, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Happy Organ" by Dave "Baby" Cortez #9 "Frankie" by Connie Francis #8 "Only You" by Frank Pourcel's French Fiddles   Catch a Wave! Pick your favorites now! #7 "Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)" by Edd... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: The Music of Motown

"The Grooveyard" celebrates African American Music History Month this Saturday by featuring early Motown artists.  We'll share both the pioneering artists of Hitsville U.S.A. plus the music that evolved into the iconic label.  Included will be a six-pack of hits by the Queen of Motown, Mary Wells. Our Grooveyard Top Ten will feature the hits... Continue Reading →

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