1961 – The Results

Like the 2018 Great 88 first round survey, there was a very tight race for the top positions, with a significant drop after the top rated songs.  A total of six songs were within 2% of the top position, with another four within 3%.  Two traditional favorites--The Shirelles (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow) and... Continue Reading →

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 →

Top Ten: June 1, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 1, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Happy Organ" by Dave "Baby" Cortez #9 "Frankie" by Connie Francis #8 "Only You" by Frank Pourcel's French Fiddles   Catch a Wave! Pick your favorites now! #7 "Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)" by Edd... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: February 23, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for February 23, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" by Dinah Washington and Brook Benton #9 "Where or When" by Dion and the Belmonts #8 "What in the World's Come Over You" by Jack Scott   Almost sold out!... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 16. 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 16, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I Only Have Eyes for You" by The Flamingos #9 "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" by Dinah Washington #8 "A Teenager in Love" by Dion and the Belmonts #7 "Frankie" by Connie Francis #6 "Kansas City" by... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: April 21, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for April 21, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "A Fool Such as I" by Elvis Presley #9 "Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison #8 "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" by The Virtues #7 "A Teenager in Love" by Dion and the Belmonts #6 "Turn Me Loose by Fabian Support... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: February 3, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for February 3, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 [ "El Paso" by Marty Robbins #9 "Shimmy Shimmy Ko_Ko-Bop" by Little Anthony and the Imperials #8 "You Got What It Takes" by Marv Johnson #7 "Why" by Frankie Avalon #6 "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 17, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 17, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I Only Have Eyes for You" by The Flamingos #9 "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" by Dinah Washington #8 "A Teenager in Love" by Dion and the Belmonts  #7 "Frankie" by Connie Francis #6 "Kansas... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: May 6, 1958

Alan Seltzer celebrated his fifth anniversary as host of "The Grooveyard" by playing the Top Ten songs for May 6, 1958.  The featured year was also offered on the first "official" Grooveyard Top Ten survey.  Here's the top songs that week, as heard on the show: #10 "I Wonder Why" by Dion and the Belmonts... Continue Reading →

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