The hits just keep on coming! We have four new inductees to the Hall of Songs after the latest round of voting. One song skates right through without a problem, another is a bit of a surprise, and two get in by the skin of their teeth.
Okay. Don’t scroll if you want to be spoiled.
Alright. Let’s congratulate the following songs on making the Hall of Songs …
Crazy / Patsy Cline – 86.27%
Can’t Help Falling in Love / Elvis Presley – 82.35%
Stand By Me / Ben E. King – 66.67%
Crying / Roy Orbison – 66.67%
Continuing to the next round of voting
Georgia on My Mind / Ray Charles – 60.78% (2nd round)
I Fall to Pieces / Patsy Cline – 58.82% (1st round)
Only the Lonely / Roy Orbison – 56.86% (2nd round)
The Wanderer / Dion – 54.9% (1st round)
That’ll Be the Day / The Crickets – 52.94% (5th round)
Wake Up Little Susie / The Everly Brothers – 50.98% (5th round)
Please Mr. Postman / The Marvelettes – 43.13% (1st round)
Tutti Frutti / Little Richard – 41.17% (7th round)
La Bamba / Ritchie Valens – 41.17% (4th round)
Runaway / Del Shannon – 41.17% (1st round)
Wonderful World / Sam Cooke – 37.25% (2nd round)
Mack the Knife / Bobby Darin – 35.29% (3rd round)
Eliminated from the ballot
Runaround Sue / Dion – 33.33% (1st round)
The Twist / Chubby Checker – 31.37% (2nd round)
Running Scared / Roy Orbison – 9.80% (1st round)
Back Door Man / Howlin’ Wolf – 3.92% (1st round)
Let’s Go Trippin’ / Dick Dale and the Del-Tones – 3.92% (1st round)
I was never much of a Four Seasons fan in later years but can remember that Sherry was a legit sensation when it first hit. I liked it then and like it still.
BTW- I haven’t listened to your rationale yet, but I have to think that both Miserlou and Telstar are among the oddest nominations to date. Are we stretching too far to include instrumentals? I don’t know if you track such things but I would bet that one or both set all time records for low vote count.