We celebrate the lives of three great artists who recently passed away--Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes, Fred Parris of the Five Satins, and Gerry Granahan. There's lot's of surprises, so join us.
The battle for the best song of 1956 was the usual battle, with all five songs returning to the top spots three or more times. Here's the results.
A pair of Elvis videos, both from the Ed Sullivan Show and a guest appearance by Perry Como highlight this week's Top Ten.
Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 19, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "It's Too Late" by Chuck Willis #9 "The Flying Saucer (Pt 1 and 2)" by Buchanan and Goodman #8 "Rip It Up" by Little Richard Did you vote yet? #7 "Let the Good Times Roll" by... Continue Reading →
Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for August 15, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone #9 "And That Reminds Me" by Della Reese #8 "Whispering Bells" by The Del Vikings #7 "Goody Goody" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers #6 "Honeycomb" by Jimmy... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Retro Dee is a regular contributor to The Grooveyard's website, writing about music, fashion and other trends of the 1950s. Check out her blog, Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever here, and her column here every Wednesday. Hi there folks, Retro Dee here and once again WCWP’s The Grooveyard has brought us another swell song... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →