During the months of April, May and June we surveyed our listeners to find out their favorite 50’s and early 60’s songs and artists. Wow! We received over 200 entries from a number of listeners and began compiling, counting and defining the artists and songs. On June 26 we premiered the first of the listings, roughly from #65 to #36. Below is a list of those songs along with the artist who performed them. Do not include the Special Requests as those were played at the request of several of our listeners.

On July 3, 2016 we will unveil the top 35 songs as identified by our listeners. Listen in at KSBR FM 88.5 or www.ksbr.org and hit Listen Live! 


“OC’s Favorites”

June 26, 2016


All Summer Long, Beach Boys

Take Good Care of My Baby, Frankie Valli

Puppy Love, Paul Anka

1)        Papa Oh Mow Mow, Rivingtons

2)        Love Potion #9, Clovers

3)        Broken Hearted Melody, Sarah Vaughn

4)        Searchin, Coasters

5)        Harlem Nocturne, Viscounts

6)        Duke of Earl, Gene Chandler

7)        Do You Love Me, Contours

8)        At The Hop, Danny & Jrs

9)        Teenager in Love, Dion & Belmonts

10)    Beyond the Sea, Bobby Darin

11)    Town without Pity, Gene Pitney

12)    Take Good Care of My Baby, Bobby Vee

13)    Denise, Randy & Rainbows

14)    There Goes My Baby, Drifters

15)    My Special Angel, Vogues

16)    Bye Bye Baby Good Bye, Frankie Vali & 4 Seasons

17)    What a Difference a Day Makes, Dinah Washington

18)    What Time Is It?, Jive 5

19)    Don’t Worry Baby, Beach Boys

20)    Harbor Lights, Platters

21)    Till, Angels

22)    Look in My Eyes, Chantels

23)    Angel Baby, Rosie & Originals

24)    My Own True Love, Duprees

25)    When You Wish Upon a Star, Dion & Belmonts

26)    You Are My Destiny, Paul Anka

27)    Can’t Stop Loving You, Ray Charles

28)    Night, Jackie Wilson

29)    Daddy’s Home, Shep & Limelights

30)    Since I Don’t Have You, Skyliners