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See also: The Crickets.

The best album by Buddy Holly is Buddy Holly which is ranked number 1,244 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,865.

The best album taking into account parent or child acts is The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets which is ranked number 1,123 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,141.

Buddy Holly is ranked number 450 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 5,029.

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:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The "Chirping" CricketsUnited States The Crickets
Year of Release:1957Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1957:5Rank Score:2,141
Rank in 1950s18Overall Rank:1,123
Average Rating:  79/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Buddy HollyUnited States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1958Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1958:3Rank Score:1,865
Rank in 1950s21Overall Rank:1,244
Average Rating:  79/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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3.

20 Golden Greats
Compilation
United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1978Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1978:90Rank Score:373
Rank in 1970s820Overall Rank:4,525
Average Rating:  77/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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That'll Be The DayUnited States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1958Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1958:33Rank Score:205
Rank in 1950s157Overall Rank:7,261
Average Rating:  70/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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In Style With The CricketsUnited States The Crickets
Year of Release:1960Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1960:29Rank Score:120
Rank in 1960s693Overall Rank:10,877
Average Rating:  69/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Buddy Holly Story
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United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1959Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1959:57Rank Score:98
Rank in 1950s274Overall Rank:13,062
Average Rating:  73/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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From The Original Master Tapes
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United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1985Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1985:196Rank Score:76
Rank in 1980s2,355Overall Rank:16,472
Average Rating:  78/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Very Best Of Buddy Holly
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United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1996Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1996:420Rank Score:70
Rank in 1990s3,489Overall Rank:17,432
Average Rating:  79/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Reminiscing
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United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1963Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1963:70Rank Score:44
Rank in 1960s1,247Overall Rank:22,501
Average Rating:  70/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Showcase
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United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1964Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1964:109Rank Score:24
Rank in 1960s1,560Overall Rank:28,201
Average Rating:  72/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 450

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Buddy Holly best tracks

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1.Peggy Sue
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 86/100 (62 votes)
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2.Everyday
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 86/100 (49 votes)
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3.That'll Be The Day
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 86/100 (58 votes)
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4.Not Fade Away
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 86/100 (54 votes)
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5.Maybe Baby
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 84/100 (40 votes)
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6.Rave On
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 84/100 (43 votes)
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7.Oh, Boy!
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 84/100 (46 votes)
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8.I'm Gonna Love You Too
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 83/100 (37 votes)
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9.That'll Be The Day
(from the album That'll Be The Day)
 83/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Words Of Love
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 82/100 (35 votes)
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11.I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 82/100 (31 votes)
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12.It's Too Late
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 81/100 (29 votes)
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13.I Fought The Law
(from the album In Style With The Crickets)
 81/100 (6 votes)
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14.(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 80/100 (31 votes)
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15.Listen To Me
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 80/100 (30 votes)
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16.You've Got Love
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 80/100 (30 votes)
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17.More Than I Can Say
(from the album In Style With The Crickets)
 80/100 (6 votes)
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18.Ready Teddy
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 79/100 (29 votes)
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19.Rock Me My Baby
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 79/100 (29 votes)
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20.Little Baby
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 79/100 (27 votes)
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Buddy Holly ratings

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78/100 (from 34 votes)
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From Nowhereman1965 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 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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