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
Length 24:35
Label Coral
Producer Norman Petty, Bob Thiele
Buddy Holly chronology
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 the debut 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
  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
  1. "Everyday" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 2:09
  2. "Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues" (Ruth Roberts, Bill Katz, Stanley Clayton)i – 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


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.