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 →

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Top Ten: Flashback 1958

Tonight's edition of "The Grooveyard" featured the top songs of 1958.  Here's the Top Ten as played by Alan Seltzer: #10 "Topsy Pt 2" by Cozy Cole #9 "To Know Him is to Love Him" by The Teddy Bears #8 "Witch Doctor" by David Seville  #7 "Little Star" by The Elegants #6 "It's All in... Continue Reading →

1958 – The Results

Diversity was the key to the 1958 survey of your favorite songs.  A wide variety of styles was represented, including doo wop, Rockabilly, and a cover version of a 1911 standard.  The Elegants and Conway Twitty both had songs repeating from the Top Five from the 2016 survey. Here's the top five songs in alphabetical... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Flashback 1958

There was no Top Ten @ 10 feature on this week's edition of "The Grooveyard" due to the Flashback special focusing on the music and events of 1958.  Here's the Top Ten songs from that year: #10 "Topsy Part 2" by Cozy Cole #9 "To Know Him is to Love Him" by The Teddy Bears... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: March 18, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for Match 18, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Oh Julie" by The Crescendos #9 "So Tough" by The Original Casuals #8 "Maybe Baby" by Buddy Holly and the Crickets  #7 "26 Miles" by The Four Preps #6 "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Flashback 1958

Tonight's edition of "The Grooveyard" featured the top songs of 1958.  Here's the Top Ten as played by Alan Seltzer: #10 "Topsy Pt 2" by Cozy Cole #9 "To Know Him is to Love Him" by The Teddy Bears #8 "Witch Doctor" by David Seville  #7 "Little Star" by The Elegants #6 "It's All in... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: January 2, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten--previously known as the Top Ten @ 10--for January 2, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley #9 "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms #8 "La Dee Lah" by Billy and Lillie  #7 "Silhouettes" by The Rays #6 "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"... Continue Reading →

12 Days of Greats: Number 95

Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2015 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 26 starting at 7 PM.  Check out the complete year-end schedule here. #95... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: July 7, 2014

This week in 1956, Dick Clark took over hosting duties of a local dance show on WFIL in Philadelphia, which was then called "Bandstand", after original host Bob Horn was arrested for DUI.  The show, which would go national on ABC the following year, precipitating a name change to "American Bandstand", would run for 37... Continue Reading →

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