A holiday hit--the one on July 4th in 1962, that is. Here's Neil Sedaka's first #1 hit.
A total of 88 songs from the final round of last year's Great 88 fell short this year. We'll share some of them.
...and chew it, lick it and savor the taste. Extra helpings of food songs are available Saturday night on The Grooveyard.
There was no Top Ten due to the Flashback special featuring the top songs of 1962. Here's the top songs of that year, as played tonight by Alan Seltzer: #10 "Do You Love Me" by The Contours (from Dirty Dancing Live in Concert 1988) #9 "The Loco-motion" by Little Eva #8 "Soldier Boy" by The Shirelles #7... Continue Reading →
National League baseball returned to New York when the Mets took the field for the first time. Jackie Kennedy gave Americans a tour of the White House, followed a few months later by her husband handling the Cuban Missile Crisis. And in between, Marilyn Monroe died and "West Side Story" won 10 Academy Awards including... Continue Reading →
Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 20, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Any Day Now" by Chuck Jackson (featuring co-author Burt Bacharach on organ) #9 "Al Di La" by Emilio Pericoli #8 "Roses Are Red" by Bobby Vinton #7 "The Wah Watusi" by The Orlons #6 "Palisades Park"... Continue Reading →
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 Jackie Wilson, plus an Under the Covers segment featuring the Beach Boys to celebrate the birthdays of Brian Wilson and Bruce Johnston. In addition, the Grooveyard Top 10... Continue Reading →
Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 27, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)" by The Tokens #9 "Dear Lady Twist by Gary US Bonds #8 "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley Find love tonight.. Pick your favorites now! #7 "Norman" by Sue... Continue Reading →
Join Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard" Saturday night at 7 PM when we celebrate the anniversary of the start of the "Top 10 R&B Show". The national tour started a 60 day national excursion in New York City on January 28 1955. Artists from the tour--including The Clovers, Faye Adams, The Charms, Joe Turner, The... Continue Reading →