Top Ten: January 5, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 5, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke #9 "Chances Are" by Johnny Mathis #8 "La Dee Dah" by Billie and Lillie   Good Rockin' Tonight  . . Right after The Grooveyard! #7 "Silhouettes" by The Rays #6 "Kisses Sweeter Than... Continue Reading →

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1957 – The Results

Jerry Lee Lewis was even more dominant than usual in the Great 88 survey for the best songs of 1957.  "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" appeared on top of the survey for the fourth straight year.   He was also the first artist in the survey's seven year history to have two songs in the top five. ... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: September 22, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 22, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Whispering Bells" by The Del Vikings #9 "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley #8 "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" by Jerry Lee Lewis   Pick your favorites now! 1955 and earlier     1957     1962 #7... Continue Reading →

1957 – The Results

The survey for the best songs of 1957 was the closest first-round races in the survey's history.  The top five songs were within a percentage point of each other, and another three songs were close behind.  The Coasters, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis returned to the top five, with "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: September 23, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 23, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "To the Aisle" by The Five Satins #9 "Stardust" by Billy Ward and His Dominos #8 "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" by Jerry Lee Lewis   Did you vote yet? #7 "Bye Bye Love" by The... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: January 2, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten--previously known as the Top Ten @ 10--for January 2, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley #9 "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms #8 "La Dee Lah" by Billy and Lillie  #7 "Silhouettes" by The Rays #6 "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: August 27, 1957

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for August 27, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" by Jerry Lee Lewis #9 "Whispering Bells" by The Dell Vikings #8 "Searchin'" by The Coasters #7 "Short Fat Fannie" by Larry Williams #6 "Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley ...join... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: July 28. 2014

Two Grooveyard artists had their first national television appearances on this date.  Gene Vincent appeared on NBC's Perry Como Show on July 28, 1957.  Just a year later, Jerry Lee Lewis appeared on the Steve Allen show, preforming "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On".  Here's that performance... Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @GooveyardWCWP and... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: June 9, 2014

On this date in 1958, Sun Records founder and head Sam Phillips took out a full-page ad in Billboard Magazine so Jerry Lee Lewis could explain his actions following the singer's marriage to his 14-year old second cousin.  The ad did nothing to stop the controversy.  He was still popular in the U.K., as shown... Continue Reading →

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