1962 – The Results

The only thing consistent about the first round contest for the top songs of 1962 is inconsistency. Here's the results of the last first-round Great 88 survey this year.

Top Ten: June 20, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 20, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Any Day Now" by Chuck Jackson (featuring co-author Burt Bacharach on organ) #9 "Al Di La" by Emilio Pericoli #8 "Roses Are Red" by Bobby Vinton #7 "The Wah Watusi" by The Orlons #6 "Palisades Park"... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: A Palisades Party

Join host Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard" Saturday night at 7 PM when we feature artists celebrating birthdays this month.  We'll feature a six-pack of hits by Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon, who celebrated his 83nd birthday on Wednesday. In addition, the Grooveyard Top 10 will feature the hits of December 7, 1961, we'll play holiday... Continue Reading →

1962 – The Results

The first round contest for the top songs of 1962 was unusually close, with only .26% separating the top five songs, and the top eight separated by less than a percent.  Freddy Cannon, Dion and the Isley Brothers all repeated in the highest positions for a second year. Here's the top five songs in alphabetical... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: July 20, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for July 20, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I Love You" by The Volumes #9 "Gravy (for my Mashed Potatoes)" by Dee Dee Sharp #8 "Palisades Park" by Freddie Cannon #7 "Playboy" by The Marvelettes #6 "Twist and Shout" by The Isley Brothers Support... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: May 18, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for May 18, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman" by The Blue-Belles #9 "I Wish that We Were Married" by Ronnie and the hi-Lites #8 "Palisades Park" by Freddy Cannon #7 "Uptown" by The Crystals #6 "I Can't... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Boom Boom and Birthdays

Join host Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard" Saturday night at 7 PM when we feature artists celebrating birthdays this month.  We'll feature a six-pack of hits by Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon, who celebrated his 82nd birthday on Tuesday. In addition, the Grooveyard Top 10 will feature the hits of December 8, 1957, we'll play holiday... Continue Reading →

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