1955 and Earlier – The Results

  Like other 2019 Great 88 listener surveys, the poll for the best songs of 1955 and earlier were unusually close.  Ten songs finished in striking distance of first place.  That was a significant change from last year's poll when The Penguins and Chuck Berry's Maybelline each had an unusually high 8% of the vote. ... Continue Reading →

Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for The Grooveyard Love Song Survey!

Retro Dee is a regular contributor to The Grooveyard's website, writing about music, fashion and other trends of the 1950s.  Check out her blog, Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever here, and her column here every Wednesday. Hi there folks, Retro Dee here and once again WCWP’s The Grooveyard has brought us another swell song... Continue Reading →

1955 and Earlier – The Results

Unlike most years, two songs dominated the 2018 Great 88 survey for hits from 1955 and earlier.  "Maybelline" and "Earth Angel" each had over 8% of the votes, more than any song received in a first-round survey in 2017.  There were three repeats from 2017 in the Top 5:  The Penguins returned for a record sixth... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: April 14, 1955

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for April 14, 1955 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Unchained Melody" by Al Hibbler #9 "Earth Angel" by The Penguins #8 "My Babe" by Little Walter #7 "Lonely Nights" by The Hearts #6 "Unchained Melody by Roy Hamilton Support 88.1 FM and WCWP.org - your community station!... Continue Reading →

1955 and Earlier – The Results

The Great 88 survey for hits from 1955 and earlier has two traditional characteristics, and this year's poll is no different.  Like past years, the results were very close, with a dozen songs within 3% of the lead.  At the same time, there was a lot of diversity, with 67 different songs from that time... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: April 29, 1955

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for April 29, 1955 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "My Babe" by Little Walter #9 "This is My Story" by Gene and Eunice #8 "Earth Angel" by The Penguins  #7 "Unchained Melody" by Al Hibbler #6 "Lonely Nights" by The Hearts #5 "I've Got a... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: April 16, 1955

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for April 16, 1955 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Unchained Melody" by Al Hibbler #9 "Earth Angel" by The Penguins #8 "My Babe" by Little Walter  #7 "Long Lonely Nights" by Lee Andrews and the Hearts #6 "Unchained Melody" by Roy Hamilton ...as a bonus,... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: April 17, 1955

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for April 17, 1955--the date host Alan Seltzer was born--as he played them tonight on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Unchained Melody" by Al Hibbler #9 "Earth Angel" by The Penguins #8 "My Babe" by Little Walter #7 "Long Lonely Nights" by Lee Andrews and the Hearts #6 "Unchained Melody" by... Continue Reading →

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