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 →

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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 →

Top Ten @ 10: Valentines Day

Since we had a special Valentines Day edition of "The Grooveyard" this week, there was no formal Top Ten @ 10.  Instead, here's host Alan Seltzer's 10 favorite love songs from the Grooveyard era: #10 "Crying in the Chapel" by Sonny Til and the Orioles #9 "Earth Angel" by The Penguins #8 "Only You" by... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: January 10, 1955

We're now on Twitter! Follow us @GrooveyardWCWP   Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for December 6, 1962 as heard on this week's edition of The Grooveyard with  Alan Seltzer: #10 :  "Hearts of Stone" by Otis Williams and The Charms #9 "Shake Rattle and Roll" by Big Joe Turner #8 "I Love You Madly"... Continue Reading →

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