Buddy Holly discography

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Buddy Holly recorded under several names, and with several different backing bands, though The Crickets played on almost all of Holly's singles from 1957 to 1958.[1]

Though Holly was killed in a plane crash on February 3, 1959, he had recorded prolifically during his lifetime, and many singles and albums of his material were released posthumously, beginning with "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" in 1959.

There are too many compilation albums by Buddy Holly to list all of them.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Label Chart Positions
US Hot US R&B UK
1956 "Blue Days, Black Nights"
"Love Me"
Buddy Holly Decca
"Modern Don Juan"
"You Are My One Desire"
1957 "That'll Be the Day"
"I'm Looking for Someone to Love"
The Crickets Brunswick 1 2 1
"Words of Love"
"Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues"
Buddy Holly Coral
"Rock Around with Ollie Vee"
"That'll Be the Day"
Decca
"Peggy Sue"
"Everyday"[2]
Coral 3 3 6
"Oh, Boy!"
"Not Fade Away"
The Crickets Brunswick 10 15 3
1958 "Love Me"
"You Are My One Desire"
Buddy Holly Decca
"I'm Gonna Love You Too"
"Listen to Me"
Coral
"Maybe Baby"
"Tell Me How"
The Crickets Brunswick 17 8 4
"Rave On"
"Take Your Time"
Buddy Holly Coral 37 5
"Think It Over"
"Fool's Paradise"[2]
The Crickets Brunswick 27 9 11
"Girl on My Mind"
"Ting-a-Ling"
Buddy Holly Decca
"Early in the Morning"
"Now We're One"
Coral 32 17
"It's So Easy"
"Lonesome Tears"
The Crickets Brunswick
"Real Wild Child"
"Oh, You Beautiful Doll"
Ivan
(pseudonym for Jerry Allison)
Coral 68
"Heartbeat"
"Well... All Right"
Buddy Holly 82 4 30
1959 "It Doesn't Matter Anymore"
"Raining in My Heart"
13 1
"Peggy Sue Got Married"
"Crying, Waiting, Hoping"
1960 "True Love Ways"
"That Makes It Tough"
25
1962 "Reminiscing"
"Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie"
68 17
1963 "Bo Diddley"
"True Love Ways"
116A 4
"Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
"Wishing"
113A 3
1965 "What to Do"
"Slippin' and Slidin'"
34
1969 "Love is Strange"
"You're the One"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
1.^ Denotes a release that charted on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Artist Album details Peak chart
positions
UK
[3][4][5]
1957 The "Chirping" Crickets The Crickets 5
1958 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly
  • Released: March 1958
  • Label: Coral (CRL 57210) (mono)
  • Format: Vinyl
That'll Be the Day Buddy Holly and the Three Tunes
  • Released: April 1958
  • Label: Decca (DL 8707) (mono)
  • Format: Vinyl
5
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Decade Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[6]
NZ
[7]
UK
[3][5]
1950s The Buddy Holly Story
  • Released: February 28, 1959
  • Label: Coral (CRL 57279) (mono)
  • Format: Vinyl
11 2 US: Gold[8]
1960s The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. 2
  • Released: April 1960
  • Label: Coral (CRL 57326) (mono)
  • Format: Vinyl
41
[9]
7
Reminiscing
  • Released: February 1963
  • Label: Coral (CRL 57426/757426) (mono/stereo)
  • Format: Vinyl
40 2
Showcase
  • Released: May 1964
  • Label: Coral (CRL 57450/757450) (mono/stereo)
  • Format: Vinyl
3
Holly in the Hills
  • Released: January 1965
  • Label: Coral (CRL 57463/757463) (mono/stereo)
  • Format: Vinyl
13
The Best of Buddy Holly
  • Released: April 1966
  • Label: Coral (CXB-8, mono)/(7CXSB-8, stereo)
  • Format: Vinyl (2 LPs)
UK: Gold[10]
Buddy Holly's Greatest Hits
  • Released: March 1967
  • Label: Coral (CRL 57492/757492) (mono/stereo)
  • Format: Vinyl
9
Giant
  • Released: March 1969
  • Label: Coral (CRL 757504) (stereo)
  • Format: Vinyl
13
1970s Buddy Holly: A Rock & Roll Collection
  • Released: August 1972
  • Label: Decca (DSXE7-207) (stereo)
  • Format: Vinyl
20 Golden Greats
also known as Buddy Holly Lives
  • Released: February 17, 1978
  • Label: EMI (EMTV 8)
  • Format: Vinyl
55 1 US: Gold[8]
UK: Platinum[10]
The Complete Buddy Holly
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: MCA (6-80000)
  • Format: Vinyl (box set)
1980s Love Songs
20 Love Song (US title)
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: MCA
  • Format: Vinyl
UK: Gold[10]
The Great Buddy Holly
  • Released: November 1982
  • Label: MCA (31037)
  • Format: Vinyl
For the First Time Anywhere
  • Released: February 1983
  • Label: MCA (MCA-27059)
  • Format: Vinyl
From the Original Master Tapes
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: MCA (MCAD-5540)
  • Format: CD
True Love Ways
  • Released: February 1989
  • Label: Telstar (STAR 2339)
  • Format: Vinyl
24 8 UK: Gold[10]
1990s Words of Love
  • Released: February 8, 1993
  • Label: PolyGram (TV 5144872)
  • Format: CD
20 1 UK: Gold[10]
The Buddy Holly Collection
  • Released: September 28, 1993
  • Label: MCA (B000002OPE)
  • Format: CD (2 discs)
Greatest Hits
  • Released: September 24, 1996
  • Label: MCA (MCAD-11536)
  • Format: CD
The Very Best of Buddy Holly
  • Released: November 25, 1996
  • Label: Dino (DINCD 133)
  • Format: CD
24 UK: Gold[10]
The Best Of Buddy Holly: 20th Century Masters
  • Released: April 20, 1999
  • Label: MCA (B00000I9CN)
  • Format: CD
The Very Best of Buddy Holly & the Crickets
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Universal Music TV (112 046-2/4)
  • Format: CD/Cassette
12 13
2000s Buddy Holly Gold
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Geffen/Decca (B000ATJZ4S)
  • Format: CD (2 discs)
Not Fade Away
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Universal Music Special Markets (B009424-02)
  • Format: CD
101
Down the Line: Rarities
  • Released: January 27, 2009
  • Label: Decca/Geffen (B0011675-02)
  • Format: CD (2 discs)
Memorial Collection
  • Released: February 10, 2009
  • Label: Decca/Geffen (B0011337-02)
  • Format: CD (3 discs)
Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings And More
  • Released: October 30, 2009
  • Label: Hip-O Select (B0011337-02)
  • Format: CD (6 discs)
2010s The Very Best of Buddy Holly and the Crickets
  • Released: April 28, 2014
  • Label: Not Now (B00J90AD36)
  • Format: CD (3 discs)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norman Petty (producer) interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1969)
  2. ^ a b "Buddy Holly Discography" at hotshotdigital.com. Accessed 2011 August 7.
  3. ^ a b "Buddy Holly". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Crickets". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Buddy Holly & the Crickets". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Buddy Holly: Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Buddy Holly" (ASP). New Zealand Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database" (PHP). Recording Industry Association of America. 
  9. ^ "Top LP's: 150 Best Selling Monaural LP's". Billboard Music Week 74 (36). Cover. September 8, 1962. Retrieved May 27, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Certified Awards Search" (ASPX). British Phonographic Industry.