Buddy Holly (album)

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Buddy Holly
Studio album by Buddy Holly
Released February 20, 1958
Recorded April 8, 1957 – January 26, 1958, Clovis, New Mexico, New York City
Genre Rock and roll
Length 24:35
Label Coral
Producer Norman Petty, Bob Thiele
Buddy Holly chronology
The "Chirping" Crickets
Buddy Holly
That'll Be the Day
Singles from Buddy Holly
  1. "Words of Love"
    Released: 20 June 1957
  2. "Peggy Sue"
    Released: 20 September 1957
  3. "I'm Gonna Love You Too"
    Released: 5 February 1958
  4. "Rave On!"
    Released: 20 April 1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Buddy Holly is a studio album by Buddy Holly. It was released by Coral Records on February 20, 1958. The album collects Holly's four hit singles released on the Coral label; "Words of Love", "Peggy Sue", "I'm Gonna Love You Too", and "Rave On!". The backing group was Buddy Holly's current band, the Crickets.

Some re-releases include the tracks from Holly's next single, "Early in the Morning" backed with "Now We're One", and "Take Your Time", the B-side of the single "Rave On".

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'm Gonna Love You Too" Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan, Norman Petty 2:14
2. "Peggy Sue" Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty 2:30
3. "Look At Me" Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty 2:07
4. "Listen to Me" Buddy Holly, Norman Petty 2:22
5. "Valley of Tears" Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew 2:09
6. "Ready Teddy" Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco 1:32
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Everyday" Buddy Holly, Norman Petty 2:09
2. "Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues" Ruth Roberts, Bill Katz, Stanley Clayton 2:12
3. "Words of Love" Buddy Holly 1:56
4. "You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)" Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 1:37
5. "Rave On!" Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty 1:50
6. "Little Baby" Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, C.W. Kendall Jr. 1:57
1999 Bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "That's My Desire" Loveday, Kresa 2:25
2. "Think It Over" Holly, Allison, Petty 1:45
3. "Fool's Paradise" Linsley, Petty, Leglaire 2:30
4. "Well... All Right" Holly, Allison, Mauldin, Petty 2:14
5. "Take Your Time" Holly, Petty 1:58


The Crickets[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]



Year Single Chart Position
1957 "Peggy Sue" Billboard Pop Singles 3


  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John (eds.) (1979). The Rolling Stone Record Guide. Random House, Rolling Stone Press. p. 173.

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