Heartbeat (Buddy Holly song)
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|Single by Buddy Holly|
|B-side||Well .... All Right|
|Released||November 5, 1958|
|Format||7" single, CD single|
|Genre||Pop, rock and roll|
|Writer(s)||Bob Montgomery, Norman Petty|
|Buddy Holly singles chronology|
"Heartbeat" is a rockabilly song credited to Bob Montgomery and Norman Petty and recorded originally by Buddy Holly in 1958. The B-side of the single was "Well... All Right" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Jerry Allison, Joe Mauldin).
"Heartbeat" would subsequently reach the UK Top Ten twice. Firstly in 1975 for Showaddywaddy, No. 7 that September, and again in 1992 when the version Nick Berry recorded as the theme to the Heartbeat TV series (in which Berry starred) reached No. 2 that June. Earlier still, in February 1960, the song was a No. 33 UK hit single for The Dale Sisters on His Master's Voice - POP 710 - when they were billed as the The England Sisters.
Versions of "Heartbeat" have appeared on albums (indicated in parenthesis) by Tommy Roe (Sheila, 1962), Bobby Vee (I Remember Buddy Holly, 1963), Herman's Hermits — who had originally been named the Heartbeats after the Buddy Holly song — (Herman's Hermits on Tour, 1965), Dave Berry (One Dozen Berries, 1966), Skeeter Davis (Skeeter Sings Buddy Holly, 1967), Cliff Richard (Don't Stop Me Now, 1967; also a non-charting US single release), Humble Pie (Town and Country, 1969), Cilla Black (It Makes Me Feel So Good, 1976), the Knack (Get the Knack, 1979), Connie Francis (With Love to Buddy, 1996), Mike Berry (Buddy — a Life in Music, 1999), Speedy Sparks (OK, Let's Play, 2001), P. J. Proby (Sentimental Journey, 2003) and Black Tambourine (Black Tambourine, 2010).
The Hollies, who had named themselves after Buddy Holly, made their only attempt at having a hit remake of a Buddy Holly song with a 1980 single release of "Heartbeat", a midtempo version that failed to chart.
"Heartbeat" served as the title cut for a 1993 album release by Hank Marvin. (Cliff Richard provided the background vocal on the instrumental track). Marvin's album reached no. 17 in the UK.
The B-side of the single, "Well... All Right", was covered by Blind Faith on their self-titled album, Santana on the Inner Secrets album in 1978, and Alain Bashung on his album Osez Joséphine in 1991.
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- "The Dale Sisters Discography - UK". 45cat. Retrieved 2014-01-30.