1961 – The Results

Like the 2018 Great 88 first round survey, there was a very tight race for the top positions, with a significant drop after the top rated songs.  A total of six songs were within 2% of the top position, with another four within 3%.  Two traditional favorites--The Shirelles (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow) and... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 8, 1961

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 8, 1961 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Mother-in-Law" by Ernie K-Doe #9 "The Boll  Weevil Song" by Brook Benton #8 "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" by Gene McDaniels   Catch a Wave! Pick your favorites now! #7 "Running Scared" by Roy Orbison #6... Continue Reading →

1961 – The Results

There were lots of similarities in the results of the Great 88 survey for 1961 from last year's survey, but a lot also changed.  Four of the five top songs--by Dion, Gene McDaniels, Del Shannon and The Shirelles--were repeats from last year, with Runaway returning to the Top Five for the fifth consecutive year.  Looking... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 2, 1961

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 2, 1961 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Quarter to Three" by Gary U.S. Bonds #9 "Running Scared" by Roy Orbison #8 "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King   Did you vote yet? #7 "Halfway to Paradise" by Tony Orlando #6 "Mama Said" by The... Continue Reading →

1961 – The Results

The survey for your favorites from 1961was a story of haves and have-nots.  Ten different songs wound up within 2% of the top position.  Included were three songs that just missed repeating in the Top Five, resulting in only one repeat song in that category.  Last year's #1 song overall, Del Shannon's "Runaway" wound up... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 10, 1961

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 10, 1961 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Mother-in-Law" by Ernie K-Doe #9 "The Boll Weevil Song" by Brook Benton #8 "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" by Gene McDaniels  #7 "Running Scared" by Roy Orbison #6 "Those Oldies But Goodies" by Little Caesar and... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 4, 1961

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 4, 1961 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Quarter to Three" by Gary US Bonds #9 "Running Scared" by Roy Orbison #8 "Stand By Me" by Ben E King  #7 "Halfway to Paradise" by Tony Orlando #6 "Mama Said" by The Shirelles Did you... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: April 23, 1961

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for April 23, 1961 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Some Kind of Wonderful" by The Drifters #9 "Baby Blue" by The Echoes #8 "I've Told Every Little Star" by Linda Scott #7 "Tonight I Fell in Love" by The Tokens #6 "Blue Moon" by... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: November 21, 1961

The first round of the "Grooveyard Greats" listener survey is winding down.  You can pick your favorite songs of 1960 here through Friday at 11 PM.  The Finals begin on Thanksgiving.  Get full details on the Grooveyard Greats home page. Now here's the Top Ten @ 10 for November 21, 1961 as played tonight by... Continue Reading →

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