Top Ten: September 8, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 8, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "You Don't Know Me by Ray Charles #9 "Beechwood 4-5789" by The Marvelettes #8 "Party Lights" by Claudine Clark Did you vote today? #7 "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" by Neil Sedaka #6 "You Belong to Me" by The... Continue Reading →

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This Weekend: “Plus” One

Songs by many dynamic duos will be featured when National Ampersand Day is celebrated Saturday night on The Grooveyard. According to Chas DeSimone, founder of AmperArt and the originator of the holiday, he discovered several of the characters in "September 8" could be cleverly disguised as an ampersand when different fonts are used. Along with... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Flashback 1962

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 #9 "The Loco-motion" by Little Eva #8 "Soldier Boy" by The Shirelles #7 "The Twist" by Chubby Checker #6 "Roses... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Flashback 1962

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 →

Top Ten: June 2, 1961

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 2, 1961 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Quarter to Three" by Gary U.S. Bonds #9 "Running Scared" by Roy Orbison #8 "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King   Did you vote yet? #7 "Halfway to Paradise" by Tony Orlando #6 "Mama Said" by The... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: April 7, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for April 7, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Dear One" by Larry Finnegan #9 "Shout" by Joey Dee and the Starliters #8 "Good Luck Charm" by Elvis Presley #7 "Twistin' the Night Away" by SamCooke #6 "Slow Twistin'" by Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp Support... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Double Plays

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 →

Top Ten: January 27, 1962

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 Did you vote yet? #7 "Norman" by Sue Thompson #6 "The... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Top 10 R&B Revisited

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 →

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