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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1962 – The Results

The 2017 survey for the best songs of 1962 was unique in two ways.  First, the poll set an all-time record for the number of votes in a first-round poll.  More important, none of the songs in the top five were repeats from last year.  Only one of the songs--"Sealed with a Kiss" by Brian... 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: May 14, 1962

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for May 14, 1962 as played tonight by Bobby G filling in for Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "The One Who Really Loves You" by Mary Wells #9 "Lover Please" by Clyde McPhatter #8 "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman" by The Blu-Belles #7 "I Wish That... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: May 1, 1962

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for May 1, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman" by The Blue-belles #9 "Slow Twistin' " by Chubby Checker with Dee Dee Sharp #8 "Lover Please" by Clyde McPhatter #7 "I Wish That We Were Married "... Continue Reading →

This Week: A Rare Phil Spector Recording

On Thursday night's edition of "The Grooveyard" at 9 PM, host Alan Seltzer will share Phil Spector singing a rarely-heard recording of "Spanish Harlem".   a song made famous by Ben E. King and The Drifters among other groups.  After Spector wrote the song with Jerry Lieber, he made a demo recording that was played... Continue Reading →

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