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See also: The Crickets.

The best album by Buddy Holly is Buddy Holly which is ranked number 1,223 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,562.

The best album taking into account parent or child acts is The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets which is ranked number 1,086 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,805.

Buddy Holly is ranked number 429 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,279.

Members who like this artist also like: The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and Chuck Berry.

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Buddy Holly best albums

The following albums by Buddy Holly are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

The "Chirping" CricketsUnited States The Crickets
Year of Release:1957Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1957:5Rank Score:1,805
Rank in 1950s18Overall Rank:1,086
Average Rating:  79/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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2.

Buddy HollyUnited States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1958Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1958:3Rank Score:1,562
Rank in 1950s20Overall Rank:1,223
Average Rating:  79/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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3.

20 Golden Greats
Compilation
United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1978Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1978:79Rank Score:376
Rank in 1970s726Overall Rank:3,825
Average Rating:  78/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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4.

That'll Be The DayUnited States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1958Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1958:30Rank Score:167
Rank in 1950s149Overall Rank:7,200
Average Rating:  68/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

In Style With The CricketsUnited States The Crickets
Year of Release:1960Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1960:24Rank Score:121
Rank in 1960s606Overall Rank:9,159
Average Rating:  71/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

The Very Best Of Buddy Holly
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United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1996Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1996:370Rank Score:70
Rank in 1990s3,042Overall Rank:14,770
Average Rating:  79/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

The Buddy Holly Story
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United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1959Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1959:63Rank Score:67
Rank in 1950s301Overall Rank:15,323
Average Rating:  73/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Reminiscing
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United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1963Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1963:57Rank Score:40
Rank in 1960s1,122Overall Rank:19,732
Average Rating:  71/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Memorial Collection
Compilation
United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:2009Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 2009:675Rank Score:30
Rank in 2000s5,999Overall Rank:21,882
Average Rating:  80/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Showcase
Compilation
United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1964Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1964:95Rank Score:24
Rank in 1960s1,362Overall Rank:23,740
Average Rating:  73/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 429

This may not be a complete discography for Buddy Holly. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Buddy Holly best tracks

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1.Peggy Sue
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 86/100 (46 votes)
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2.That'll Be The Day
(from the album 20 Golden Greats)
 85/100 (26 votes)
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3.Not Fade Away
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 85/100 (43 votes)
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4.That'll Be The Day
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 85/100 (43 votes)
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5.Everyday
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 84/100 (35 votes)
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6.Oh, Boy!
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 84/100 (38 votes)
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7.Rave On
(from the album 20 Golden Greats)
 84/100 (14 votes)
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8.Peggy Sue
(from the album 20 Golden Greats)
 83/100 (18 votes)
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9.Everyday
(from the album 20 Golden Greats)
 83/100 (12 votes)
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10.Maybe Baby
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 83/100 (32 votes)
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11.It's So Easy
(from the album 20 Golden Greats)
 83/100 (11 votes)
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12.Rave On
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 82/100 (35 votes)
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13.Oh Boy!
(from the album 20 Golden Greats)
 82/100 (11 votes)
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14.Words Of Love
(from the album 20 Golden Greats)
 82/100 (12 votes)
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15.Not Fade Away
(from the album 20 Golden Greats)
 82/100 (14 votes)
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16.Maybe Baby
(from the album 20 Golden Greats)
 82/100 (13 votes)
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17.It Doesn't Matter Anymore
(from the album 20 Golden Greats)
 82/100 (10 votes)
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18.I'm Gonna Love You Too
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 81/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Well Alright
(from the album 20 Golden Greats)
 81/100 (7 votes)
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20.I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 81/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Buddy Holly ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 26 votes)
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From spinout 03/05/2016 11:03
Holly only started to play rock 'n' roll after he saw Elvis perform in Lubbock, Texas. And although he tried sometimes (as on Ready Teddy), he never sounded wild or angry. Real nice rock 'n' roll, with the empathis on roll.
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From JasonZaia 01/26/2015 01:04
If you ask me, this man would have been even bigger than the Beatles had he not passed away so early. Now THAT is what you call a tragedy.
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From tgarritsen 10/11/2013 13:48
Tottally agree with nightfly
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From Nightfly 06/05/2012 19:19
While Elvis was one of the greatest singers ever and Chuck Berry the best writer of real rock and roll music, Buddy Holly was a singer-songwriter in the truest sense, far ahead of his time, and maybe the most talented of all 50's icons. What kind of music would Mozart or Beethoven write if they lived today? What if Buddy had been there in 1966 and 1967??
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From junodog4 02/25/2012 23:40
One of the landmark founding fathers of rock and roll. Without his early death, he'd the top artist of the 50s.
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