Top Ten: September 28, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 28, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Mr. Blue" by The Fleetwoods #9 "The Three Bells" by The Browns #8 "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny   Did you vote yet? #7 "Don't You Know" by Della Reese #6 "('Til) I Kissed You" by... 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 →

1959 – The Results

The Great 88 survey for the best songs of 1959 set a new record for the number of songs returning to the Top Five from the previous year.  Four of the five top songs in the survey were the same as in 2016, with songs by Jackie Wilson and Dion and the Belmonts among the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: August 26, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for August 26, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "My Heart is an Open Book" by Carl Dobkins Jr. #9 "What'd I Say" by Ray Charles #8 "Broken-Hearted Melody" by The Sarah Vaughan  #7 "Sea of Love" by Phil Phillips and the Twilights #6 "There... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: September 17, 1959

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for September 17, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" by Paul Anka #9 "Lavender Blue" by Sammy Turner #8 "Broken-Hearted Melody" by Sarah Vaughan Did you vote yet today? #7 "('Til) I  Kissed You" by Everly Brothers #6... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: September 4, 1959

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for September 4, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "What'd I Say" by Ray Charles #9 "There Goes My Baby" by The Drifters #8 "Broken-Hearted Melody" by Sarah Vaughan #7 "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin #6 "Lavender Blue" by Sammy Turner Get Grooveyard Greats... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: September 26, 1959

First of all, a quick word of thanks:  Both of our Grooveyard Greats first-round listener surveys so far this year have topped last year's number of votes by large margins.   The poll for the best songs of 1955 or earlier is closing tonight.  Click here to see if you can make a last-minute vote, or... Continue Reading →

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