“In the Still of the Night” Tops Love Song Survey

Love songs written on vintage audio cassette tape, pink background

Long Island radio listeners voted “In the Still of the Night,” the 1956 hit by Five Satins, the No. 1 song in a local station’s fifth annual Love Song Survey.

The poll was conducted by the hosts of The Grooveyard, a radio show that celebrates oldies each Saturday night on WCWP-FM 88.1 FM in Brookville.

“The Love Song Survey is one of three annual surveys for the show,” said Alan Seltzer, a co-host of the show. “We also have a Summer Song Survey in June. Our “Great 88″ year-end survey is our biggest listener poll. It follows the tradition of Top 100 year-end surveys on WABC and other stations at the time, and culminates in a five-hour countdown show the last Saturday of the year.”

Video versions of all songs on the surveys are made available online, including rare TV and concert appearances.

The results of the Love Song Survey are as follows:

40 “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King (1961)
39 “I Want You I Need You I Love You” by Elvis Presley (1956)
38 “Theme From a Summer’s Place” by Percy Faith Orchestra (1960)
37 “I Only Have Eyes for You” by The Flamingos (1959)
36 “Since I Don’t Have You” by Lenny Welch (1963)
35 “So Much In Love” by The Tymes (1963)
34 “Crying” by Roy Orbison (1961)
33 “Everyday” by Buddy Holly (1957)
32 “Sealed With a Kiss” by Brian Hyland (1962)
31 “Hey Paula” by Paul and Paula (1963)
30 “You Send Me” by Sam Cooke (1957)
29 “Maybe” by The Chantels (1958)
28 “A Thousand Stars” by Kathy Young and the Innocents (1960)
27 “Twilight Time” by The Platters (1958)
26 “Earth Angel” by The Penguins (1955)
25 “(Til’) I Kissed You“ by The Everly Brothers (1959)
24 “Runaway by Del Shannon (1961)
23 “You Belong to Me” by The Duprees(1962)
22“Lonely Teardrops” by Jackie Wilson (1959)
21“The One Who Really Loves You” by Mary Wells (1962)
20 “My Special Angel” by Bobby Helms (1957)
19 “My True Love” by Jack Scott (1958)
18 “All I Have to Do Is Dream” by The Everly Brothers (1958)
17 “He’s So Fine” by The Chiffons (1963)
16 “Let I Be Me” by The Everly Brothers (1960)
15 “I Wonder Why” by Dion and the Belmonts (1958)
14 “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley (1962)
13 “Sixteen Candles” by The Crests (1959)
12“It’s Only Make Believe” by Conway Twitty (1958)
11 “Come Go With Me” by The Del Vikings (1957)
10 “Angel Baby” by Rosie and the Originals (1960)
9 “True Love Ways” by Buddy Holly (1960)
8 “My True Story” by The Jive Five (1961)
7 “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes (1963)
6 “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by The Shirelles (1961)
5 “Since I Don’t Have You” by The Skyliners (1959)
4 “Image of a Girl” by The Safaris (1960)
3 “Little Star” by The Elegants (1958)
2 “Sea of Love” by Phil Phillips and the Twilights (1959)
1 “In the Still of the Night” by Five Satins (1956)