Think It Over

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"Think It Over"
Single by the Crickets
from the album The Buddy Holly Story
B-side Fool's Paradise
Released May 27, 1958
Recorded February 1958
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly
Length 1:45
Label Brunswick
Producer(s) Norman Petty
the Crickets singles chronology
"Maybe Baby"
"Think It Over"
"It's So Easy!"

"Think It Over" is a rock-and-roll song written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty in 1958, originally recorded by the Crickets. This recording, released by Brunswick Records as a 45-rpm single (9-55072),[1] reached number 27 on the Billboard pop singles chart, number 9 on the Billboard R&B chart, and number 11 in the UK.

Other recordings[edit]

The song has been recorded by Bobby Vee, the Hollies, Skeeter Davis, Gloria Lynne, P.J. Proby, and Ringo Starr.[2]



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  • Bustard, Anne (2005). Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4223-9302-4.
  • Dawson, Jim; Leigh, Spencer (1996). Memories of Buddy Holly. Big Nickel Publications. ISBN 978-0-936433-20-2.
  • Gerron, Peggy Sue (2008). Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue? Togi Entertainment. ISBN 978-0-9800085-0-0.
  • Goldrosen, John (1975). Buddy Holly: His Life and Music. Popular Press. ISBN 0-85947-018-0.
  • Goldrosen, John; Beecher, John (1996). Remembering Buddy: The Definitive Biography. New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80715-7.
  • Gribbin, John (2009). Not Fade Away: The Life and Music of Buddy Holly. London: Icon Books. ISBN 978-1-84831-034-6.

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