10 Great Retro Summer Songs!

Retro Dee writes about music, fashion and other trends of the 1950s on this site.  Check out her blog, Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever here, and her column here every Wednesday. Hi everyone, it’s Retro Dee here to start your Summer off with a few great tunes from yesteryear. Summer doesn’t officially... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: September 21, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 21, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Surfin' Safari" by The Beach Boys #9 "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Picket and the Crypt-Kickers #8 "A Wonderful Dream" by The Majors   Did you vote yet? #7 "Sheila" by Tommy Roe #6 "Beechwood 4-5789"... 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 →

Top Ten: September 8, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 8, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "You Don't Know Me" by Ray Charles #9 "Beechwood 4-5789" by The Marvelettes #8 "Party Lights" by Claudine Clark Did you vote today? #7 "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" by Neil Sedaka #6 "You Belong to Me" by The... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: September 30, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 30, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Ramblin' Rose" by Nat King Cole #9 "You Beat Me to the Punch" by Mary Wells #8 "Twist and Shout" by The Isley Brothers Did you vote yet? #7 "The Loco-motion" by Little Eva #6 "Let's... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: September 10, 1962

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for September 10, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "You Don't Know Me" by Ray Charles #9 "Beechwood 4 - 5789" by The Marvelettes #8 "Party Lights" by Claudine Clark Did you vote yet today? #7 "Breakin' Up Is Hard to Do" by Neil... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ Ten: Holiday Hits

Continuing our holiday tradition,  Alan Seltzer played the Top 30 Holiday Hits of the Grooveyard era.  Before we get to the videos of the Top Ten, here's numbers 30 through 11... 30 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)  Darlene Love 29 Pretty Paper  Roy Orbison 28 Christmas Dragnet  Stan Freberg & Daws Butler 27 Gee Whiz,... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: Summer Songs Survey

We unveiled the results of our second annual Summer Song Survey during this week's Top Ten @ 10 on "The Grooveyard".  Here's the results: #10 "Surfin' USA" by The Beach Boys The song was intended as a tribute to Chuck Berry, and was based on his 1958 hit, "Sweet Little Sixteen", bu the group failed... Continue Reading →

Summer Song Survey: Close Races in First Week

With twice as many votes already cast as last year's two-week survey, there are several close races in The Grooveyard's second annual Summer Song Survey.  Songs by Eddie Cochran, Freddy Cannon and Nat "King" Cole have taken turns so far in the #1 slot, with several other songs within reach of the top spot as... Continue Reading →

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