1962 – The Results

The first round contest for the top songs of 1962 was unusually close, with only .26% separating the top five songs, and the top eight separated by less than a percent.  Freddy Cannon, Dion and the Isley Brothers all repeated in the highest positions for a second year. Here's the top five songs in alphabetical... Continue Reading →

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1958 – The Results

Diversity traditionally reigns in the survey for the best songs of 1958, and our eighth annual survey was no exception.  A total of 64 different songs received some attention.  Tommy Edwards was the sole returnee to the top five songs, reaching that milestone for the third straignt year.  Ritchie Valen's "La Bamba" missed a repeat... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: September 14, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 14, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Fever" by Peggy Lee #9 "Western Movies" by The Olympics #8 "Patricia" by Perez Prado and His Orchestra   Did you vote yet? #7 "Susie Darlin'" by Robin Luke #6 "Rockin' Robin" by Bobby Day #5... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: November 10, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for November 10, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Rockin' Robin" by Bobby Day #9 "The End" by Earl Grant #8 "Queen of the Hop" by Bobby Darin   The finals begin next week! #7 "Lonesome Town" by Ricky Nelson #6 "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards... Continue Reading →

1958 – The Results

Diversity traditionally reigns in the survey for the best songs of 1958, and our seventh annual survey was no exception.  A total of 66 different songs received some attention.  Danny and the Juniors, Dion and Tommy Edwards all returned to the top five songs for the second consecutive year.  A fourth song from last year's... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: September 1, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 1, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Rockin Robin" by Bobby Day #9 "Western Movies" by The Olympics #8 "Fever" by Peggy Lee Did you vote today? #7 "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards #6 "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson #5 "Patricia"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Flashback 1958

Tonight's edition of "The Grooveyard" featured the top songs of 1958.  Here's the Top Ten as played by Alan Seltzer: #10 "Topsy Pt 2" by Cozy Cole #9 "To Know Him is to Love Him" by The Teddy Bears #8 "Witch Doctor" by David Seville  #7 "Little Star" by The Elegants #6 "It's All in... Continue Reading →

1958 – The Results

Diversity was the key to the 1958 survey of your favorite songs.  A wide variety of styles was represented, including doo wop, Rockabilly, and a cover version of a 1911 standard.  The Elegants and Conway Twitty both had songs repeating from the Top Five from the 2016 survey. Here's the top five songs in alphabetical... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: October 28, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for October 28, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Chantilly Lace" by The Big Bopper #9 "Susie Darlin' " by Robin Luke #8 "Tea for Two Cha Cha" by The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra featuring Warren Covington Did you vote yet? #7 "Bird Dog" by The... Continue Reading →

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