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 20 Golden Greats - Buddy Holly & The Crickets 1978 UK 1 - Mar 1978 (20 weeks), Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1978, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1978), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1983), Austria 5 - Apr 1978 (3 months), Germany 9 - May 1978 (4 weeks), Rolling Stone 92
2 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)
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 1958 BEA 7 of 1958, 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 Rave On 1961 UK EP 9 - Jul 1961
10 Buddy Holly Listen To Me 1962 UK EP 12 - Mar 1962
11 Buddy Holly Heartbeat 1961 UK EP 13 - Sep 1961
12 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly No 1 1961 UK EP 18 - Aug 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 True Love Ways 1989 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1989), UK 8 - Feb 1989 (11 weeks)
17 Buddy Holly Giant 1969 UK EP 13 - Apr 1969
18 Buddy Holly 20 Love Songs 1982 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1986)
19 Buddy Holly Greatest Hits - Buddy Holly 1984 UK 100 - Sep 1984 (1 week)
20 Buddy Holly 14 Original Hits 1979 Sweden 39 - Mar 1979 (2 weeks)
21 Buddy Holly The Very Best Of 2009 UK 13 - Feb 2009 (9 weeks)
22 Buddy Holly The Very Best Of Buddy Holly & The Crickets 1999 UK 25 - Aug 1999 (2 weeks)
23 Buddy Holly For the First Time Anywhere 1983 Xgau rating B+ (1983)

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23 Jul 2015

Double Listing - Buddy Holly

I'm pretty sure #5 & #15 are the same (per Acclaimed Music and the timeframe). The album should be titled "Buddy Holly". I can find no record of an album titled "Buddy Holly No 1".

The album should be "Buddy Holly" as you suggest, there was a record called "Buddy Holly No 1" (Brunswick - OE 9456) but that is an EP issued in the UK

Data fixed, thanks


4 May 2015

(3) Listings - 20 Golden Greats

Would #2 (20 Golden Greats) & #9 (20 Greatest Hits) & #20 be the same? They all hit the charts within (1) month of each other and reference (20) greatest hits.

That looks reasonable, we have also assumed that "Seine 20 groossten Hits" and "Seine 20 grossten Hits" (both in the same year) are also the same album

Thanks


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.