This Weekend: Elvis and the Good Guy

Elvis Presley's #1 hits will be featured by host Alan Seltzer in this week's edition of "The Grooveyard" in honor of both his 84th birthday Monday and our show #1 for 2019.  Along with his hits, Elvis will be featured in our "Under the Covers" segment. We'll also pay tribute to Ed Baer, who was best... Continue Reading →

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Top Ten: December 8, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for December 8, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "My Special Angel" by Bobby Helms #9 "Teardrops" by Lee Andrews and the Hearts #8 "Peggy Sue" by Buddy Holly and the Crickets   Hear the Countdown December 29! #7 "Kisses Sweeter Than  Wine" by Jimmie Rodgers #6 "You... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: December 1, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for December 1, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Many Tears Ago" by Connie Francis #9 "Lonely Teenager" by Dion #8 "The Hucklebuck" by Chubby Checker   Vote in the finals now! 1957 and earlier     1958-60     1961-63 #7 "You Talk Too Much" by Joe Jones #6... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Bubble Bursting Hits

Join Alan Seltzer on The Grooveyard Saturday night at 7 PM when we feature songs that just missed the final round of this year's Great 88 listener survey.  A total of 84 songs were in the final round in the 2017 survey, but had their bubbles burst in the seventh annual survey. In addition, the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: November 17, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for November 17, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Popeye (The Hitchhiker)" by Chubby Checker #9 "Bobby's Girl" by Marcie Blane #8 "Echo" by The Emotions   Vote in the finals now! 1957 and earlier     1958-60     1961-63 #7 "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett (with a... 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 →

1959 – The Results

While the 2017 survey for the best songs of 2017 set a new record for the number of songs repeating in the top five from the previous year, this year's survey was a lot closer.  Only two songs repeated from 2017, with Dion and the Belmonts returning for a fifth year and Johnny Maestro and... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Homeward Bound

Continuing a long-time station tradition, WCWP celebrates LIU Post Homecoming Weekend with alumni returning to host shows they did as students.  Many favorites from the station's history will join in the fun from Friday at noon through Sunday at midnight.  While "The Grooveyard" will be not be heard this week as a result, host Alan... Continue Reading →

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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