1963 – The Results

While other 2018  Great 88 first round surveys had as many as four songs repeating from the previous year, the poll for 1963 had only one song returning to the top positions.  A perennial favorite by the Ronettes returned for the third consecutive year.  Darlene Love returned to the Top Five, but as a member of... Continue Reading →

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Top Ten: November 10, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for November 10, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Rockin' Robin" by Bobby Day #9 "The End" by Earl Grant #8 "Queen of the Hop" by Bobby Darin   The finals begin next week! #7 "Lonesome Town" by Ricky Nelson #6 "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards... Continue Reading →

This Week: Time for Fun

We'll have lots of time for fun when we celebrate Daylight Savings Time (a week late) Saturday night on The Grooveyard.  Returning from a sore throat causing the delay, host Alan Seltzer will play songs about time, including a lot of forgotten favorites. In addition, the Grooveyard Top 10 will feature the hits of November... Continue Reading →

1959 – The Results

While the 2017 survey for the best songs of 2017 set a new record for the number of songs repeating in the top five from the previous year, this year's survey was a lot closer.  Only two songs repeated from 2017, with Dion and the Belmonts returning for a fifth year and Johnny Maestro and... Continue Reading →

1956 – The Results

Traditional favorites dominated the survey for the best songs of 1956 once again in 2018 with four out of the five songs repeating in the top five from the previous survey.  The number 2 song in the history of the survey,  "In the Still of the Night" reached the top five for a record sixth... 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: October 27, 1963

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for October 27, 1963 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "She's a Fool" by Lesley Gore #9 "Unchained Melody" by Vito and the Salutations #8 "Talk to Me" by Sunny and the Sunglows   Pick your favorites now! 1956     1959     1961     1963 #7 "Blue Velvet" by... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Halloween Hits

We'll have a few tricks and a lot more treats when we celebrate Halloween Saturday night on The Grooveyard.  We'll play some classics of the holiday along with lots of forgotten favorites. In addition, the Grooveyard Top 10 will feature the hits of October 27, 1963, we'll play more of your favorites during the Grooveyard... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: October 20, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for October 20, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I'm Gonna Get Married" by Lloyd Price #9 "Primrose Lane" by Jerry Wallace with the Jewels #8 "Just Ask Your Heart" by Frankie Avalon   Pick your favorites now! 1956     1959     1961 #7 "Poison Ivy" by The... Continue Reading →

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