Top Ten: September 29, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 29, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Finger Poppin' Time" by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters #9 "Volare" by Bobby Rydell #8 "It's Now or Never" by Elvis Presley   Pick your favorites now! 1955 and earlier    1957     1960 #7 "Chain Gang" by Sam... Continue Reading →

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Top Ten: December 9, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for December 9, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go" by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters #9 "The Hucklebuck" by Chubby Checker #8 "You Talk Too Much" by Joe Jones Hear the countdown December 30th! #7 "Lonely Teenager" by Dion... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: November 19, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for November 19, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Alone at Last" by Jackie Wilson #9 "Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go" by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters #8 "I Want to Be Wanted" by Brenda Lee  #7 "The Hucklebuck" by Chubby Checker #6 "Save... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: August 21, 1960

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for August 21, 1960 as played tonight by Bobby G filling in for Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Mission Bell" by Donnie Brooks #9 "Only the Lonely" by Roy Orbison #8 "Finger Poppin' Time" by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters #7 "Walk Don't Run" by The Ventures #6 "Image... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: Nov. 11, 2013

On November 11, 1958, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters recorded the original version of "The Twist".  The song was released by King records as the B-side to "Teardrops on Your Letter", a #4 song on the R&B charts in 1960.  "The Twist" would have faded into oblivion if Chubby Checker never recorded a cover version,... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: November 7, 1960

Don't forget to vote for your favorite songs in our "Grooveyard Greats" listener survey.  You can choose your favorite songs for each year now in the first round.  The survey for your favorite songs of 1956 is available here, and the 1960 poll is here.  Get full details on the Grooveyard Greats home page. Now... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: September 12, 1960

Before we get to this week's Top Ten @10, don't forget to vote in the second annual Grooveyard Greats survey.  The first listener survey for this yea's poll is for your favorite songs of 1955 and earlier.  You can vote for them here. Now here's the Top Ten @ 10 for September 12, 1960 as... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: November 8, 1960

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for November 8, 1960, which would have been heard on this week's edition of "The Grooveyard" if not for power failures and road safety issues caused by a second storm in two weeks... #10  "Lonely Teenager" by Dion #9  "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" by Hank Ballard and... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ Ten: August 2, 1960

Here's the Top Ten songs of August 2, 1960 as heard on tonight's edition of "The Grooveyard": #10 "Finger Poppin' Time" by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters #9 "Feel So Fine" by Johnny Preston #8 "Ally Oop" by Dante and the Evergreens NOTE: There were two popular versions of "Ally Oop" released on the same... Continue Reading →

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