Song artist 235 - Buddy Holly

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Buddy Holly Chart Profile

This page lists the song chart entries of Buddy Holly.A list of the hit albums by Buddy Holly is also available. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

Many of Buddy Holly's early hits were with The Crickets, as such they were often credited to different combinations of names in different markets. We have tried to assign songs to either "Buddy Holly" or "The Crickets" to match the usage at the time. It is, of course, impossible to do this in a way that is both globally consistent and keeps all the assignments for all markets.

If you think that some of the songs should be credited differently tell us why and we will consider changing them.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Buddy Holly That'll Be the Day 1957 UK 1 - Sep 1957 (15 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1957, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1957), ASCAP song of 1957, Library of Congress artifact (1957), Canada 2 - Aug 1957 (11 weeks), D.Marsh 2 of 1957, US Billboard 3 - Aug 1957 (22 weeks), DDD 3 of 1957, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1969), US BB 9 of 1957, POP 9 of 1957, nuTsie 10 of 1950s, Europe 13 of the 1950s (1957), US CashBox 25 of 1957, Rolling Stone 39, Acclaimed 41 (1957), DMDB 46 (1957), Scrobulate 47 of oldies, 79 in 2FM list, UKMIX 276, RYM 2 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
2 Buddy Holly Peggy Sue 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1957), US Billboard 3 - Nov 1957 (22 weeks), Canada 4 - Oct 1957 (8 weeks), Europe 4 of the 1950s (1957), D.Marsh 5 of 1957, UK 6 - Dec 1957 (17 weeks), DDD 8 of 1957, US BB 19 of 1957, POP 19 of 1957, nuTsie 24 of 1950s, Scrobulate 72 of rock & roll, Acclaimed 82 (1957), RIAA 111, Rolling Stone 194, UKMIX 431, RYM 4 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
3 Buddy Holly It Doesn't Matter Anymore 1959 UK 1 - Feb 1959 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - Feb 1959 (13 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1959, UK sales 10 of the 1950s (680 k in 1959), US Billboard 13 - Feb 1959 (14 weeks), South Africa 14 of 1959, D.Marsh 22 of 1959, DDD 51 of 1959, UKMIX 84, US Radio 120 of 1959 (peak 13 4 weeks), Acclaimed 2367 (1959), RYM 6 of 1959
4 Buddy Holly Rave On 1958 D.Marsh 4 of 1958, UK 5 - Jun 1958 (14 weeks), Canada 12 - May 1958 (3 weeks), DDD 13 of 1958, Scrobulate 32 of rock & roll, US Billboard 37 - May 1958 (10 weeks), Rolling Stone 154, Acclaimed 412 (1958), UKMIX 531, RYM 8 of 1958
5 Buddy Holly Maybe Baby 1958 UK 4 - Mar 1958 (10 weeks), Canada 9 - Feb 1958 (10 weeks), D.Marsh 14 of 1958, US Billboard 18 - Feb 1958 (14 weeks), US BB 21 of 1958, POP 21 of 1958, DDD 26 of 1957, RYM 9 of 1958
6 Buddy Holly Not Fade Away 1957 DDD 30 of 1957, Scrobulate 33 of rock & roll, Rolling Stone 107, Acclaimed 506 (1957), WXPN 707, RYM 7 of 1957
7 Buddy Holly Peggy Sue Got Married 1959 Scrobulate 9 of rockabilly, UK 13 - Sep 1959 (10 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 85 - Mar 1996 (2 weeks), DDD 89 of 1959, RYM 59 of 1959
8 Buddy Holly Brown Eyed Handsome Man 1963 UK 3 - Mar 1963 (17 weeks), NZ Lever 6 - May 1963 (1 week), Germany 19 - Jul 1963 (1 month), RYM 45 of 1963
9 Buddy Holly Everyday 1957 DDD 71 of 1957, Rolling Stone 236, Acclaimed 1363 (1957), RYM 4 of 1957
10 Buddy Holly Bo Diddley 1963 UK 4 - Jun 1963 (12 weeks), Flanders 20 - Sep 1963 (2 months), RYM 171 of 1963
11 Buddy Holly Early in the Morning 1958 UK 17 - Aug 1958 (4 weeks), Canada 18 - Aug 1958 (7 weeks), US Billboard 32 - Aug 1958 (7 weeks), RYM 153 of 1958
12 Buddy Holly Words of Love 1957 Scrobulate 73 of rock & roll, DDD 91 of 1957, RYM 21 of 1957
13 Buddy Holly I'm Gonna Love You Too 1958 Scrobulate 77 of rockabilly, DDD 92 of 1958, RYM 40 of 1958
14 Buddy Holly An Empty Cup (And a Broken Date) 1957 Peel list 1 of 1957
15 Buddy Holly Heartbeat 1958 UK 30 - Jan 1959 (4 weeks), US Billboard 82 - Dec 1958 (4 weeks), RYM 22 of 1958
16 Buddy Holly True Love Ways 1960 UK 25 - May 1960 (7 weeks), DDD 39 of 1960, RYM 18 of 1960
17 Buddy Holly Rock Around With Ollie Vee 1957 Scrobulate 6 of rockabilly, RYM 113 of 1957
18 Buddy Holly Listen to Me 1958 UK 16 - Mar 1958 (3 weeks), Canada 36 - Feb 1958 (10 weeks), RYM 40 of 1958
19 Buddy Holly Midnight Shift 1959 UK 26 - Aug 1959 (3 weeks), Scrobulate 78 of rockabilly
20 Buddy Holly Well...All Right 1958 DDD 70 of 1958, RYM 22 of 1958
21 Buddy Holly It's So Easy 1958 Scrobulate 71 of rockabilly, RYM 23 of 1958
22 Buddy Holly Raining in My Heart 1959 US Billboard 88 - Mar 1959 (2 weeks), RYM 6 of 1959
23 Buddy Holly Learnin' the Game 1960 UK 36 - Oct 1960 (3 weeks), RYM 64 of 1960
24 Buddy Holly Wishing 1963 UK 10 - Sep 1963 (11 weeks), RYM 45 of 1963
25 Buddy Holly True Love Ways (1988) 1988 UK 65 - Dec 1988 (5 weeks)
26 Buddy Holly Reminiscing 1962 UK 17 - Sep 1962 (11 weeks)
27 Buddy Holly Baby I Don't Care/Valley Of Tears 1961 UK 12 - Jul 1961 (14 weeks)
28 Buddy Holly What to Do 1961 UK 34 - Jan 1961 (6 weeks)
29 Buddy Holly What To Do (1963) 1963 UK 27 - Dec 1963 (8 weeks)
30 Buddy Holly I'm Lookin' for Someone to Love 1957 RYM 2 of 1957
31 Buddy Holly Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues 1957 RYM 21 of 1957
32 Buddy Holly Take Your Time 1958 RYM 8 of 1958
33 Buddy Holly Tell Me How 1958 RYM 9 of 1958
34 Buddy Holly Love's Made a Fool of You 1964 UK 39 - Sep 1964 (6 weeks)
35 Buddy Holly Lonesome Tears 1958 RYM 23 of 1958
36 Buddy Holly You've Got Love 1964 UK 40 - May 1964 (6 weeks)
37 Buddy Holly Girl On My Mind 1958 RYM 48 of 1958
38 Buddy Holly Ting-A-ling 1958 RYM 48 of 1958
39 Buddy Holly Think it Over 1958 RYM 71 of 1958
40 Buddy Holly Fool's Paradise 1958 RYM 71 of 1958
41 Buddy Holly Now We're One 1958 RYM 153 of 1958
42 Buddy Holly You Are My One Desire 1956 RYM 53 of 1956
43 Buddy Holly Modern Don Juan 1956 RYM 53 of 1956
44 Buddy Holly Blue Days, Black Nights 1956 RYM 90 of 1956
45 Buddy Holly Love Me 1956 RYM 90 of 1956
46 Buddy Holly Peggy Sue/Rave On 1968 UK 32 - Apr 1968 (9 weeks)
47 Buddy Holly Crying, Waiting, Hoping 1959 RYM 59 of 1959
48 Buddy Holly That Makes It Tough 1960 RYM 18 of 1960
49 Buddy Holly Look At Me 1961 RYM 76 of 1961
50 Buddy Holly Because I Love You 1963 RYM 60 of 1963
51 Buddy Holly It's Not My Fault 1963 RYM 171 of 1963

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7 Jun 2012

That'll Be The Day

Songs by Buddy Holly and the Crickets were on either the Coral or Brunswick label. Coral releases were by Buddy Holly, while Brunswick releases were by The Crickets. Up until late '58, when Buddy Holly went to New York to persue a solo career, any songs released by either label was by Buddy Holly and The Crickets One of the oddities about the recording industry, Decca, the parent company of both Coral and Brunswick, had rejected Buddy Holly.

That is an interesting short review of the situation in the US, of course the situation was different in the UK and Australia. He toured the UK in 1958 and had more success here than he had at at the time at home.