Album artist 269 - Buddy Holly

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This page lists the album chart entries of Buddy Holly. A list of songs by Buddy Holly can be found here. The albums 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 Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Buddy Holly The Buddy Holly Story 1959 UK 2 - May 1959 (155 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1969), US BB 28 of 1959, US Longest Running Album 50 1959 (181 weeks)
2 Buddy Holly 20 Golden Greats - Buddy Holly & The Crickets 1978 UK 1 - Mar 1978 (20 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1978), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1983), Rolling Stone 92
3 Buddy Holly Reminiscing 1963 UK 2 - Apr 1963 (31 weeks), D.Marsh 5 of 1963, RYM 198 of 1963
4 Buddy Holly That'll Be The Day 1961 UK 5 - Oct 1961 (14 weeks), Australia Goset 9 - Jun 1974 (9 weeks), RYM 21 of 1958
5 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly No 1 1958 UK EP 18 - Aug 1961, Acclaimed 1121 (1958), RYM 16 of 1958
6 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly Showcase 1964 UK 3 - Jun 1964 (16 weeks)
7 Buddy Holly Words Of Love 1993 UK 1 - Feb 1993 (9 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1993)
8 Buddy Holly The Buddy Holly Story Volume II 1960 UK 7 - Oct 1960 (14 weeks)
9 Buddy Holly 20 Greatest Hits 1978 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1978
10 Buddy Holly Rave On 1961 UK EP 9 - Jul 1961
11 Buddy Holly Listen To Me 1962 UK EP 12 - Mar 1962
12 Buddy Holly Heartbeat 1961 UK EP 13 - Sep 1961
13 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly's Greatest Hits 1967 UK 9 - Jul 1967 (49 weeks)
14 Buddy Holly Holly In The Hills 1965 UK 13 - Jun 1965 (6 weeks)
15 Buddy Holly The Very Best Of Buddy Holly 1986 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1990), UK 24 - Dec 1996 (8 weeks)
16 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly 1958 BEA 7 of 1958
17 Buddy Holly True Love Ways 1989 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1989), UK 8 - Feb 1989 (11 weeks)
18 Buddy Holly Giant 1969 UK EP 13 - Apr 1969
19 Buddy Holly 20 Love Songs 1982 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1986)
20 Buddy Holly Seine 20 groossten Hits 1978 Austria 5 - Apr 1978 (3 months)
21 Buddy Holly Seine 20 grossten Hits 1978 Germany 9 - May 1978 (4 weeks)
22 Buddy Holly Greatest Hits - Buddy Holly 1984 UK 100 - Sep 1984 (1 week)
23 Buddy Holly 14 Original Hits 1979 Sweden 39 - Mar 1979 (2 weeks)
24 Buddy Holly The Very Best Of 2009 UK 13 - Feb 2009 (9 weeks)
25 Buddy Holly The Very Best Of Buddy Holly & The Crickets 1999 UK 25 - Aug 1999 (2 weeks)
26 Buddy Holly For the First Time Anywhere 1983 Xgau rating B+ (1983)

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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.