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 →

Top Ten: January 21, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 21, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop" by Little Anthony and the Imperials #9 "Pretty Blue Eyes" by Steve Lawrence #8 "It's Time to Cry" by Paul Anka  #7 "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" by Freddy Cannon #6 "Where... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 11, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 11, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Happy Organ" by Dave "Baby" Cortez #9 "Lonely Boy" by Paul Anka #8 "Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)" by Edd Byrnes and Connie Stevens (...includes an interview after the song)  #7 "Frankie" by Connie Francis... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: May 14, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for May 14, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I Wonder Why" by Dion and the Belmonts #9 "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley #8 "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" by Laurie London  #7 "You" by The Aquatones #6... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: February 6, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for February 6, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Pretty Blue Eyes" by Steve Lawrence #9 "Shimmy Shimmy  Ko-ko-Bop" by Little Anthony and the Imperials #8 "You've Got What It Takes" by Marv Johnson  #7 "Why" by Frankie Avalon #6 "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby... Continue Reading →

12 Days of Greats: Number 89

Merry Christmas! 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... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: February 5, 1960

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for February 5, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Pretty Blue Eyes" by Steve Lawrence #9 "Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop" by Little Anthony and the Imperials #8 "You Got What It Takes" by Marv Johnson Voting Closes Saturday! #7 "Why" by Frankie Avalon #6 "Beyond... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: June 2, 2014

On this date in 1972, Dion and the Belmonts had their unforgettable reunion.  They performed together for the first time in 12 years during a Richard Nader Rock 'n Roll Oldies show at Madison Square Garden.  Videos of that concert are not available, but here is a lengthy selection of songs by Dion and the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: May 22, 1958

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for May 22, 1958 as played tonight by Bobby G filling in for Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Do You Want to Dance" by Bobby Freeman #9 "Chanson D'Amour (Song of Love)" by Art and Dotty Todd #8 "I Wonder Why" by Dion and the Belmonts #7 "Book... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: May 15, 1959

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 as played by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton #9 "Turn Me Loose" by Fabian #8 "Pink Shoelaces" by Dodie Stevens #7 "Only You" by Franck Pourcel's French Fiddles #6 "Quiet Village" by Martin Denny #5 "The Happy Organ" by Dave... Continue Reading →

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