1961 – The Results

The scenario is the same, but the songs are different. Only six votes separated the top four songs, with a significant drop after the top-rated hits.  Only a dozen songs were within 2% of the top position, and another seven were within 3%.  Dion and Gene McDaniels made it to the top five for the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: July 11, 1961

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for July 11, 1961 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I Like It Like That" by Chris Kenner #9 "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" by Curtis Lee #8 "Tonight (Could Be the Night)" by The Velvets #7 "Raindrops" by Dee Clark #6 "Let's Twist Again" by Chubby... Continue Reading →

1961 – The Results

There were lots of similarities in the results of the Great 88 survey for 1961 from last year's survey, but a lot also changed.  Four of the five top songs--by Dion, Gene McDaniels, Del Shannon and The Shirelles--were repeats from last year, with Runaway returning to the Top Five for the fifth consecutive year.  Looking... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Ingram’s First WABC Survey

In memory of Dan Ingram, we featured the Top Ten Survey the week he first appeared on WABC.  Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 23, 1963 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Tonight (Could Be The Night)" by The Velvets #9 "Those Oldies But Goldies" by Little Caesar and the Romans... Continue Reading →

1961 – The Results

The survey for your favorites from 1961was a story of haves and have-nots.  Ten different songs wound up within 2% of the top position.  Included were three songs that just missed repeating in the Top Five, resulting in only one repeat song in that category.  Last year's #1 song overall, Del Shannon's "Runaway" wound up... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Flashback 1961

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 1961.  Here's the Top Ten songs from that year: #10 "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes #9 "There's a Moon Out Tonight" by The Capris #8 "Runaround Sue"... Continue Reading →

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