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See also: The Crickets.

The best album by Buddy Holly is Buddy Holly which is ranked number 1,220 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,718.

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 1,923.

Buddy Holly is ranked number 445 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,573.

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:172 charts
Rank in 1957:5Rank Score:1,923
Rank in 1950s18Overall Rank:1,123
Average Rating:  79/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Buddy HollyUnited States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1958Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1958:3Rank Score:1,718
Rank in 1950s20Overall Rank:1,220
Average Rating:  79/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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3.

20 Golden Greats
Compilation
United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1978Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1978:86Rank Score:374
Rank in 1970s772Overall Rank:4,171
Average Rating:  77/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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4.

That'll Be The DayUnited States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1958Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1958:31Rank Score:180
Rank in 1950s156Overall Rank:7,363
Average Rating:  68/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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In Style With The CricketsUnited States The Crickets
Year of Release:1960Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1960:30Rank Score:114
Rank in 1960s670Overall Rank:10,420
Average Rating:  69/100 (24 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:13 charts
Rank in 1959:63Rank Score:74
Rank in 1950s293Overall Rank:15,483
Average Rating:  73/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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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 1996:406Rank Score:70
Rank in 1990s3,278Overall Rank:16,038
Average Rating:  79/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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From The Original Master Tapes
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United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1985Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1985:228Rank Score:47
Rank in 1980s2,801Overall Rank:20,012
Average Rating:  75/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Reminiscing
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United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1963Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1963:65Rank Score:40
Rank in 1960s1,202Overall Rank:21,454
Average Rating:  71/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Showcase
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United States Buddy Holly
Year of Release:1964Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1964:100Rank Score:24
Rank in 1960s1,467Overall Rank:25,927
Average Rating:  72/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 445

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Buddy Holly best tracks

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1.Peggy Sue
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 86/100 (56 votes)
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2.That'll Be The Day
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 86/100 (53 votes)
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3.Everyday
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 86/100 (44 votes)
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4.Not Fade Away
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 85/100 (51 votes)
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5.Maybe Baby
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 84/100 (38 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)
 83/100 (44 votes)
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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 (34 votes)
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10.That'll Be The Day
(from the album That'll Be The Day)
 82/100 (6 votes)
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11.I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 81/100 (32 votes)
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12.It's Too Late
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 80/100 (30 votes)
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13.(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 80/100 (30 votes)
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14.Listen To Me
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 80/100 (29 votes)
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15.I Fought The Law
(from the album In Style With The Crickets)
 80/100 (4 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.Ready Teddy
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 79/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.More Than I Can Say
(from the album In Style With The Crickets)
 79/100 (5 votes)
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19.Rock Me My Baby
(from the album The "Chirping" Crickets)
 79/100 (30 votes)
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20.Little Baby
(from the album Buddy Holly)
 78/100 (27 votes)
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Buddy Holly ratings

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77/100 (from 31 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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