Top Ten: December 1, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for December 1, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Many Tears Ago" by Connie Francis #9 "Lonely Teenager" by Dion #8 "The Hucklebuck" by Chubby Checker   Vote in the finals now! 1957 and earlier     1958-60     1961-63 #7 "You Talk Too Much" by Joe Jones #6... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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: October 27, 1963

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for October 27, 1963 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "She's a Fool" by Lesley Gore #9 "Unchained Melody" by Vito and the Salutations #8 "Talk to Me" by Sunny and the Sunglows   Pick your favorites now! 1956     1959     1961     1963 #7 "Blue Velvet" by... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: October 6, 1961

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for October 6, 1961 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "My True Story" by The Jive Five #9 "Bless You" by Tony Orlando #8 "A Little Bit of Soap" by The Jarmels   Pick your favorites now! 1960     1961 #7 "The Mountain's High" by Dick and Dee Dee... Continue Reading →

1962 – The Results

Consistency has rarely been a factor in the results for the best songs of 1962.  In last year's record voting, no songs repeated to the top five.  Only Jimmy Clanton repeated this time, and that was by a very narrow margin. Here's the top five songs in alphabetical order by artist: "Palisades Park" by Freddy... Continue Reading →

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 →

This Weekend: Jubilation in July

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 Dion with and without the Belmonts, plus an Under the Covers segment featuring songs written by Bobby Day. In addition, the Grooveyard Top 10 will feature the hits... 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 →

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