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 →

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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 →

1962 – The Results

Consistency has rarely been a factor in the results for the best songs of 1962.  In last year's record voting, no songs repeated to the top five.  Only Jimmy Clanton repeated this time, and that was by a very narrow margin. Here's the top five songs in alphabetical order by artist: "Palisades Park" by Freddy... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 24, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 24, 1962 as played tonight by Bobby G, filling in for Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Any Day Now (My Beautiful Bird)" by Chuck Jackson #9 "Al Di La" by Emilio Pericoli #8 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" by Bobby Vinton  #7 "The Wah Watusi" by The... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: January 21, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 21, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop" by Little Anthony and the Imperials #9 "Pretty Blue Eyes" by Steve Lawrence #8 "It's Time to Cry" by Paul Anka  #7 "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" by Freddy Cannon #6 "Where... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: July 23, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for July 23, 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 Freddy Cannon  #7 "Playboy" by The Marvelettes #6 "Twist and Shout" by Isley Brothers #5 "The... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: May 21, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for May 21, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I Wish That We Were Married" by Ronnie and the Hi-lites #9 "Palisades Park" by Freddie Cannon #8 "Uptown" by The Crystals  #7 "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles #6 "Stranger on the Shore"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: July 9, 1962

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for July 9, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Theme from Dr. Kildare" by Richard Chamberlain #9 "Palisades Park" by Freddy Cannon ...includes the iconic radio commercial sung by Steve Clayton. #8 "Gravy (for my Mashed Potatoes" by Dee Dee Sharp #7 "I Love... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: January 8, 1962

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for January 8, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" by Neil Sedaka There's a bonus appearance by Freddie Cannon, laughing and waving in the audience, at 1:12-1:14 of the video. #9 "There's No Other (Like My Baby)" by The Crystals... Continue Reading →

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