1962 – The Results

Consistency has rarely been a factor in the results for the best songs of 1962.  In last year's record voting, no songs repeated to the top five.  Only Jimmy Clanton repeated this time, and that was by a very narrow margin. Here's the top five songs in alphabetical order by artist: "Palisades Park" by Freddy... Continue Reading →

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Top Ten: November 11, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for November 11, 1962 as played tonight by Bobby G, filling in for Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Green Onions" by Booker T and the  MGs #9 "Bobby's Girl" by Marcie Blane #8 "Return to Sender" by Elvis Presley   Did you vote yet? #7 "Popeye (The Hitchhiker)" by... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 24, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 24, 1962 as played tonight by Bobby G, filling in for Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Any Day Now (My Beautiful Bird)" by Chuck Jackson #9 "Al Di La" by Emilio Pericoli #8 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" by Bobby Vinton  #7 "The Wah Watusi" by The... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: December 3, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for December 3, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "My Own True Love" by The Duprees #9 "Do You Love Me" by The Contours #8 "Pepino the Italian Mouse" by Lou Monte  #7 "He's a Rebel" by The Crystals #6 "All Alone Am I" by... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: July 23, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for July 23, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I Love You" by The Volumes #9 "Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)" by Dee Dee Sharp #8 "Palisades Park" by Freddy Cannon  #7 "Playboy" by The Marvelettes #6 "Twist and Shout" by Isley Brothers #5 "The... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: November 19, 1962

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for November 19, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Bobby's Girl" by Marcie Blane #9 "Echo" by The Emotions #8 "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris Picket and the Crypt Kickers #7 "Limbo Rock" by Chubby Checker #6 "Desafinado" by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: July 9, 1962

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for July 9, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Theme from Dr. Kildare" by Richard Chamberlain #9 "Palisades Park" by Freddy Cannon ...includes the iconic radio commercial sung by Steve Clayton. #8 "Gravy (for my Mashed Potatoes" by Dee Dee Sharp #7 "I Love... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: October 30, 1962

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for October 30, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Only Love Can Break a Heart" by Gene Pitney #9 "Bobby's Girl" by Marcie Blaine #8 "Green Onions" by Booker T and the MG's #7 "Popeye (The Hitchhiker)" by Chubby Checker #6 "All Alone am I"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: July 10, 1962

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for July 10, 1962, as played by Alan Seltzer on tonight's edition of "The Grooveyard": #10 "You'll Lose a Good Thing" by Barbara Lynn #9 "Gravy (for My Mashed Potatoes)" by Dee Dee Sharp #8 "Palisades Park" by Freddy Cannon This was also the #1 song in our Summer... Continue Reading →

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