1961 – The Results

The scenario is the same, but the songs are different. Only six votes separated the top four songs, with a significant drop after the top-rated hits.  Only a dozen songs were within 2% of the top position, and another seven were within 3%.  Dion and Gene McDaniels made it to the top five for the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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