Buddy Holly & the Crickets / Buddy Holly

The "Chirping" Crickets

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The debut album by the Crickets and the only one featuring Buddy Holly released during his lifetime, The "Chirping" Crickets contains the group's number one single "That'll Be the Day" and its Top Ten hit "Oh, Boy!." Other Crickets classics include "Not Fade Away," "Maybe Baby," and "I'm Looking for Someone to Love." The rest of the 12 tracks are not up to the standard set by those five, but those five are among the best rock & roll songs of the 1950s or ever, making this one of the most significant album debuts in rock & roll history, ranking with Elvis Presley and Meet the Beatles.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:07
2 2:21
3 2:05
4 2:01
5 2:22
6 1:58
7 2:14
8 4:55
9 2:11
10 2:33
11 1:53
12 1:47
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16
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