1959 – The Results

The survey for the best songs of 1959 is nothing but consistent.  Dion and the Belmonts reached the top five for the sixth consecutive year, while the Crests repeated for the fourth time.  Jackie Wilson returned to the top five for the fifth time in six years. Here's the top five songs from 1959 alphabetically... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: May Days

Join host Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard" Saturday night at 7 PM when we feature artists celebrating birthdays this month.  We'll share a six-pack of hits by Johnny Maestro with both the Crests and the Brooklyn Bridge in honor of his birthday May 7th. In addition, the Grooveyard Top 10 will feature the hits of... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: April 13, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for April 13, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "White Silver Sands" by Bill Black's Combo #9 "Stuck on You" by Elvis Presley #8 "Step by Step" by The Crests #7 "Night" by Jackie Wilson #6 "He'll Have to Go" by Jim Reeves The Grooveyard: ... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: January 26, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 26, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Gotta Travel On" by Billy Grammer #9 "A Lover's Question" by Clyde McPhatter #8 "All American Boy" by Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare)   Find love tonight.. Pick your favorites now! #7 "Lonely Teardrops" by Jackie Wilson #6 "My Happiness" by... Continue Reading →

1959 – The Results

While the 2017 survey for the best songs of 2017 set a new record for the number of songs repeating in the top five from the previous year, this year's survey was a lot closer.  Only two songs repeated from 2017, with Dion and the Belmonts returning for a fifth year and Johnny Maestro and... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: March 3, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for March 3 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" by The Platters #9 "Venus" by Frankie Avalon #8 "Pretty Girls Everywhere" by Eugene Church and the Fellows #7 "Charlie Brown" by The Coasters #6 "Sixteen Candles" by The Crests Support 88.1... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: January 6, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 6, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "To Know Him is to Love Him" by The Teddy Bears #9 "A Lover's Question" by Clyde McPhatter #8 "Beep Beep" by The Playmates #7 "Donna" by Ritchie Valens #6 "Tom Dooley" by The Kingston Trio... Continue Reading →

1959 – The Results

The Great 88 survey for the best songs of 1959 set a new record for the number of songs returning to the Top Five from the previous year.  Four of the five top songs in the survey were the same as in 2016, with songs by Jackie Wilson and Dion and the Belmonts among the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: January 14, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 14, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Lonely Teardrops" by Jackie Wilson #9 "Queen of the Hop" by Bobby Darin #8 "Tm Dooley" by The Kingston Trio  #7 "I've Had It" by The Bell Notes #6 "A Lover's Question" by Clyde McPhatter Did... Continue Reading →

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