Our holiday gifts begin with a song that defines early rock music.
Top Ten: October 9, 1955
The second Grooveyard Top Ten on Survey Spectacular night. We offer the top songs of this date in 1955.
1955 and Earlier – The Results
1955 and Earlier was a mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar. Here's the Top 5.
Top Ten: October 10, 1955
The top songs for October 10, 1955, as heard on The Grooveyard
Twelve Days of Greats: No. 100
Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2019 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 28 from 7 PM to midnight. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.... Continue Reading →
Top Ten: October 12, 1955
There were two TopTen surveys on tonight's program due to our being pre-empted due to WCWP's annual Homecoming Weekend next week. Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for October 12, 1955 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets #9 "At My Front Door"... Continue Reading →
Finding New Oldies: 8 Lesser-Known Songs from the 1950s
Retro Dee is a regular contributor to The Grooveyard's website, writing about music, fashion and other trends of the 1950s. Check out her blog, Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever here, and her column here every Wednesday. Hello there, folks! Retro Dee here with another listicle featuring more fab info on the... Continue Reading →
Top Ten: September 9, 1955
Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 9, 1955 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "It's Love Baby" by Louis Brooks and His Hi-Toppers #9 "Ain't That a Shame" by Fats Domino #8 "A Fool for You" by Ray Charles Did you vote yet? #7 "Only You" by The Platters #6... Continue Reading →
Top Ten @ 10: July 16, 1955
Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for July 16, 1955 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Soldier Boy" by The Four Fellows #9 "It's Love Baby" by Louis Brooks and His HiToppers #8 "Unchained Melody" by Roy Hamilton #7 "Roller Coaster" by Little Walter #6 "Don't Be Angry" by Nappy Brown... Continue Reading →
This Week: Bill Haley Shakes Rattles and Rolls
Thursday night at 9 PM, we'll feature music by Bill Haley and His Comets on "The Grooveyard". The tribute will be on the 59thanniversary of Decca records announcing that the group sold three million records in the past year. The accomplishment was primarily due to hits like "Rock Around the Clock" and "Shake Rattle... Continue Reading →