Top Ten: Summer Songs

There was no Grooveyard Top Ten this week due to the countdown of the listener Summer Song Survey. A record number of listeners voted in this year's survey, which wound up with over 43% more votes than the lat summer poll in 2014.  You can see video versions of all the songs here.  In addition,... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Here Comes Summer!

We'll celebrate the first official weekend of summer on "The Grooveyard" by sharing the results of our listener Summer Song Survey this week. Just like our last Summer Survey in 2014, the poll features both songs about the season and hits popular during the summer months.  The songs may have been heard on transistor radios... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: Summer Songs

There was no Top Ten @ 10 this week due to the countdown of The Grooveyard's annual Summer Song Survey.  You can find videos of the Top 30 summer songs on these pages: #21-30:  Results and videos posted here. #11-20:  Results and videos available here. #1-10:  Results and videos available here. Get a download of... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: June 30, 2014

The "Come On Over" commercial for Palisades Park would be the top song of any Summer Song Survey if it was a charted hit. The words and music were written by songwriter Gladys Shelley and was sung by Steve Clayton.  Since it wasn't we'll include it here, along with a video of the song Freddy... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: June 19, 1961

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for June 19, 1961 as played tonight by Bobby G filling in for Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You)" by Nino and the Ebb-Tides #9 "Tossin' and Turnin' " by Bobby Lewis #8 "Running Scared" by Roy Orbison #7 "Barbara-Ann" by... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: June 16, 2014

Over the weekend, Grooveyard host Alan Seltzer brought home two parakeets, named Pepper (after Sgt. Pepper, his first parakeet) and Robin, after the song in this week's video.  The hope is that Robin will go "tweet, tweet, tweet" just like the bird in the song, and "we're really gonna rock tonight".  Here's photos of the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: Flashback 1957

There was no Top Ten @ 10 feature on this week's edition of "The Grooveyard" due to the Flashback special focusing on the music and events of 1957.  Here's the Top Ten songs from that year: #10  "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra #9 "Come Go With Me " by The Dell-Vikings #8... Continue Reading →

This Week: Flashback 1957

It was the year we first saw the NBC Peacock, and when "West Side Story" was on Broadway, "Cinderella"--starring Julie Andrews--was on television, Sputnik 2 was in space, Eisenhower was in the White House to begin a fourth term, and Frisbees and hula hoops were on beaches, parks and backyards.  This Thursday at 9 PM,... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: June 2, 2014

On this date in 1972, Dion and the Belmonts had their unforgettable reunion.  They performed together for the first time in 12 years during a Richard Nader Rock 'n Roll Oldies show at Madison Square Garden.  Videos of that concert are not available, but here is a lengthy selection of songs by Dion and the... Continue Reading →

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