Top Ten: March 9, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for March 9, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Short Shorts" by The Royal Teens #9 "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay" by Danny and the Juniors #8 "Don't" by Elvis Presley #7 "Lazy Mary (Luna Mezzo Mare)" by Lou Monte #6 "Get a... Continue Reading →

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Music of the 50’s: Beyond the Biggest Hits

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. It’s rather clear that the 1950’s was the dawn of the Music Industry as most of... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: January 5, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 5, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke #9 "Chances Are" by Johnny Mathis #8 "La Dee Dah" by Billie and Lillie   Good Rockin' Tonight  . . Right after The Grooveyard! #7 "Silhouettes" by The Rays #6 "Kisses Sweeter Than... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: December 8, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for December 8, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "My Special Angel" by Bobby Helms #9 "Teardrops" by Lee Andrews and the Hearts #8 "Peggy Sue" by Buddy Holly and the Crickets   Hear the Countdown December 29! #7 "Kisses Sweeter Than  Wine" by Jimmie Rodgers #6 "You... Continue Reading →

1955 and Earlier – The Results

Unlike most years, two songs dominated the 2018 Great 88 survey for hits from 1955 and earlier.  "Maybelline" and "Earth Angel" each had over 8% of the votes, more than any song received in a first-round survey in 2017.  There were three repeats from 2017 in the Top 5:  The Penguins returned for a record sixth... Continue Reading →

1958 – The Results

Diversity traditionally reigns in the survey for the best songs of 1958, and our seventh annual survey was no exception.  A total of 66 different songs received some attention.  Danny and the Juniors, Dion and Tommy Edwards all returned to the top five songs for the second consecutive year.  A fourth song from last year's... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: May 19, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for May 19, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Young Blood" by The Coasters #9 "Next Time You See Me" by Little Junior Parker #8 "Party Doll" by Buddy Knox with the Rhythm Orchids Did you vote yet? #7 "C.C. Rider" by Chuck Willis #6 "Lucille" by... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Berry and Birthdays

While host Alan Seltzer takes the weekend off, we'll repeat a March broadcast featuring a special Grooveyard Top Ten paying tribute to "The Father of Rock and Roll", Chuck Berry.   Along with his to-selling songs and bonus hits, some "Under the Cover" features with versions of Chuck Berry songs as performed by other artists are... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: October Celebrations

Join host Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard" Saturday night at 7 PM when we feature artists celebrating birthdays this month.  We'll feature a six-pack of hits by Chuck Berry, who was born on October 18th, 1926.  The birthday celebration will continue during the "Under the Covers" feature, when we focus on hits by Ellie Greenwich.... Continue Reading →

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