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Buddy Holly United States 

See also: The Crickets.

The best album by Buddy Holly is Buddy Holly which is ranked number 1,192 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,022.

The best album taking into account parent or child acts is The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets which is ranked number 1,102 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,228.

Buddy Holly is ranked number 438 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 5,303.

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:205 charts
Rank in 1957:5Rank Score:2,228
Rank in 1950s18Overall Rank:1,102
Average Rating:  79/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Buddy HollyUnited States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1958Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1958:3Rank Score:2,022
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,192
Average Rating:  79/100 (163 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 1970s832Overall Rank:4,617
Average Rating:  77/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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4.

That'll Be The DayUnited States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1958Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1958:31Rank Score:229
Rank in 1950s145Overall Rank:6,824
Average Rating:  70/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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In Style With The CricketsUnited States The Crickets
Year of Release:1960Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1960:29Rank Score:122
Rank in 1960s690Overall Rank:10,950
Average Rating:  69/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

The Buddy Holly Story
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United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1959Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1959:55Rank Score:101
Rank in 1950s271Overall Rank:12,932
Average Rating:  72/100 (15 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 1985:199Rank Score:76
Rank in 1980s2,383Overall Rank:16,841
Average Rating:  77/100 (11 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 1996:429Rank Score:70
Rank in 1990s3,522Overall Rank:17,796
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 1963:71Rank Score:44
Rank in 1960s1,272Overall Rank:22,980
Average Rating:  70/100 (15 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 1964:113Rank Score:24
Rank in 1960s1,609Overall Rank:28,923
Average Rating:  72/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 438

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.Everyday
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 86/100 (49 votes)
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2.Not Fade Away
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 86/100 (54 votes)
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3.Peggy Sue
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 86/100 (63 votes)
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4.That'll Be The Day
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 85/100 (62 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 (42 votes)
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7.Oh, Boy!
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 84/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.I'm Gonna Love You Too
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 83/100 (36 votes)
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9.Words Of Love
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 82/100 (35 votes)
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10.I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 82/100 (30 votes)
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11.That'll Be The Day
(from the album That'll Be The Day)
 81/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 81/100 (30 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.It's Too Late
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 81/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.Listen To Me
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 80/100 (29 votes)
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16.You've Got Love
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 80/100 (29 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.Rock Me My Baby
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 79/100 (28 votes)
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19.Ready Teddy
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 79/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Little Baby
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 78/100 (26 votes)
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Buddy Holly ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (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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