This survey is a study of extremes, with three songs making the list for the first or second time on one end. On the other end, The Penguins have now reached the Top Five in the first round all ten years the Great 88 was in existence. And more surprising, the survey set a first-round record for votes.
Top Ten: October 9, 1955
The second Grooveyard Top Ten on Survey Spectacular night. We offer the top songs of this date in 1955.
1956 – The Results
The battle for the best song of 1956 was the usual battle, with all five songs returning to the top spots three or more times. Here's the results.
Top Ten: October 10, 1955
The top songs for October 10, 1955, as heard on The Grooveyard
Top Ten: September 19, 1956
Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 19, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "It's Too Late" by Chuck Willis #9 "The Flying Saucer (Pt 1 and 2)" by Buchanan and Goodman #8 "Rip It Up" by Little Richard Did you vote yet? #7 "Let the Good Times Roll" by... Continue Reading →
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 →
Top Ten: October 12, 1955
There were two TopTen surveys on tonight's program due to our being pre-empted due to WCWP's annual Homecoming Weekend next week. Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for October 12, 1955 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets #9 "At My Front Door"... Continue Reading →
1956 – The Results
The 2019 survey for the best songs of 1956 was a mix of three repeating favorites and other popular hits. The number 2 song in the history of the survey, "In the Still of the Night" reached the top five for a record seventh year. The song only missed the Top Five in 2013, the... Continue Reading →
Top Ten @ 10: November 5, 1955
Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for November 5, 1955 as played tonight by Bobby G filling in for Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Feels So Good" by Shirley and Lee #9 "At My Front Door" by The El Dorados #8 "Hide and Seek" by Big Joe Turner Did you vote yet today? #7... Continue Reading →
Top Ten @ 10: October 1, 1956
A Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for October 1, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Tonight You Belong to Me" by Patience and Prudence #9 "Rip It Up" by Little Richard #8 "Let the Good Times Roll" by Shirley and Lee Did you vote yet today? #7 "Hound Dog"... Continue Reading →