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 →

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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 →

12 Days of Greats: Number 96

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 schedule here.... Continue Reading →

1962 – The Results

The 2017 survey for the best songs of 1962 was unique in two ways.  First, the poll set an all-time record for the number of votes in a first-round poll.  More important, none of the songs in the top five were repeats from last year.  Only one of the songs--"Sealed with a Kiss" by Brian... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: September 30, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 30, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Ramblin' Rose" by Nat King Cole #9 "You Beat Me to the Punch" by Mary Wells #8 "Twist and Shout" by The Isley Brothers Did you vote yet? #7 "The Loco-motion" by Little Eva #6 "Let's... Continue Reading →

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