1956 – The Results

Traditional favorites continued to dominate the survey for the best songs of 1956.  "In the Still of the Night" reached the top five for a record fifth year.  Elvis Presley also repeated in the Top 5, along with "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino.  Perhaps helped by his death during the voting period, "Blue Monday" also... Continue Reading →

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1960 – The Results

The first round survey for your favorites of 1960 is traditionally known for it's tight races, and this year is no exception.  A total of 63 different songs received support, 16 more than the 2016 poll.  While there were no songs repeating in the Top Five, four of last year's top songs narrowly missed the... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: The Fat Man

"The Grooveyard" will celebrate the life and music of Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr. Saturday night.  Host Alan Seltzer will offer a full hour of his hits.  He pianist, composer and singer died Tuesday at age 89. Along with favorites by Fats, we'll feature cover versions of some of his most popular songs.  In addition,... Continue Reading →

1955 and Earlier – The Results

The Great 88 survey for hits from 1955 and earlier has two traditional characteristics, and this year's poll is no different.  Like past years, the results were very close, with a dozen songs within 3% of the lead.  At the same time, there was a lot of diversity, with 67 different songs from that time... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: September 9, 1955

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 9, 1955 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "It's Love Baby" by Louis Brooks and His Hi-Toppers #9 "Ain't That a Shame" by Fats Domino #8 "A Fool for You" by Ray Charles Did you vote yet? #7 "Only You" by The Platters #6... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: July 8, 1956

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for July 8, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Hallelulah I Love Her So" by Ray Charles #9 "Fever" by Little Willie John ...plus a bonus video sharing Little Willie John's influence on music... #8 "My Blue Heaven" by Fats Domino  #7 "Transfusion" by Nervous... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 3, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 3, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Jim Dandy" by Lavern Baker #9 "Little Darlin' " by The Diamonds #8 "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone  #7 "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley #6 "Come Go With Me" by The Dell-Vikings... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: February Celebrations

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 Fats Domino in honor of his 89th birthday this Sunday.  Our Under the Covers segment will offer the music of Carole King (February 9) and Gerry Goffin (February... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: January 28, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 28, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley #9 "Banana Boat (Day-O)" by Harry Belafonte #8 "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino  #7 "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley #6 "Marianne" by Terry Gilkyson and the Schoolboys #5 "Too... Continue Reading →

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