1956 – The Results

The 2019 survey for the best songs of 1956 was a mix of three repeating favorites and other popular hits.  The number 2 song in the history of the survey,  "In the Still of the Night" reached the top five for a record seventh year.  The song only missed the Top Five in 2013, the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: August 31, 1956

There were two TopTen surveys on tonight's program due to our being pre-empted by LIU Sharks Football next week.  Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for August 31, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Be-Bop-a-Lula" by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps #9 "Tonight You Belong to Me" by Patience and... Continue Reading →

1956 – The Results

Traditional favorites dominated the survey for the best songs of 1956 once again in 2018 with four out of the five songs repeating in the top five from the previous survey.  The number 2 song in the history of the survey,  "In the Still of the Night" reached the top five for a record sixth... Continue Reading →

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 →

Top Ten: September 23, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 23, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "To the Aisle" by The Five Satins #9 "Stardust" by Billy Ward and His Dominos #8 "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" by Jerry Lee Lewis   Did you vote yet? #7 "Bye Bye Love" by The... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: August 27, 1956

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for August 27, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "In the Still of the Night" by The Five Satins #9 "Fever" by Little Willie John ...as a bonus, here's a great interview about the life of Little Willie John... #8 "Be-Bop-a-Lula" by Gene Vincent and... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: October 1, 1956

A Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for October 1, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Tonight You Belong to Me" by Patience and Prudence #9 "Rip It Up" by Little Richard #8 "Let the Good Times Roll" by Shirley and Lee Did you vote yet today? #7 "Hound Dog"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: August 22, 1956

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for August 22, 1956 as played by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Let the Good Times Roll" by Shirley and Lee #9 "Honky Tonk Pts 1 and 2" by Bill Doggett #8 "Rip It Up" by Little Richard #7 "Candy" by Big Maybelle #6 "Please Please Please" by... Continue Reading →

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