Buddy Holly United States

Aliases: The Crickets.

The best album credited to Buddy Holly is Buddy Holly which is ranked number 912 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,043.

The best album credited to Buddy Holly taking into account any aliases or variations is The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets which is ranked number 789 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,387.

Buddy Holly is ranked number 360 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 5,281.

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Buddy Holly best albums

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

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1957
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1964
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Total albums: 25. Page 1 of 3

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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Rating: 86 (62 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 86 (74 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 86 (71 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
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Rating: 86 (77 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 85 (57 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 84 (50 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 84 (49 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 83 (43 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 82 (42 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 81 (11 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album That'll Be The Day)
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Rating: 80 (37 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (3 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album That'll Be The Day)
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Rating: 80 (8 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (36 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (32 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (4 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (37 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (5 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)

Buddy Holly ratings

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78/100 (from 37 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 6% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 17.5.

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From 09/29/2018 11:00
A huge influence on most of what followed. Particularly The Beatles. He wrote his own songs in a era when cover versions were the norm. A giant. Would have been interesting to see and hear how he developed in the 60's.
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From 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 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 10/11/2013 13:48
Tottally agree with nightfly
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From 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 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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