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 →

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: June 3, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 3, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Jim Dandy" by Lavern Baker #9 "Little Darlin' " by The Diamonds #8 "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone  #7 "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley #6 "Come Go With Me" by The Dell-Vikings... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Chuck Berry

We offered a special edition of the Grooveyard Top Ten tonight, paying tribute to Chuck Berry, the "Father of Rock and Roll", who died last Saturday.  Featured were the all-time top songs by Berry based on the Billboard charts. First, a bonus clip, featuring Chuck Berry on the Mike Douglas Show in February 1972.  Douglas'... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑