Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for The Grooveyard Love Song Survey!

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 →

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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 →

Top Ten @ 10: Valentines Day

Since we had a special Valentines Day edition of "The Grooveyard" this week, there was no formal Top Ten @ 10.  Instead, here's host Alan Seltzer's 10 favorite love songs from the Grooveyard era: #10 "Crying in the Chapel" by Sonny Til and the Orioles #9 "Earth Angel" by The Penguins #8 "Only You" by... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: November 1, 1956

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for November 1, 1956, which would have been heard on this week's edition of The Grooveyard if not for Hurricane Sandy: #10 :  "Too Much Monkey Business" by Chuck Berry #9 "My Prayer" by The Platters #8 "Lonely Avenue" by Ray Charles #7 "Still" by Lavern Baker #6 "Love... Continue Reading →

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