The Crickets discography

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The Crickets discography
Studio albums15
Compilation albums20
EPs18
Singles32

This is the discography of American rock and roll band the Crickets.

Albums

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
UK
[2]
The "Chirping" Crickets
  • Released: November 27, 1957
  • Label: Brunswick
  • Formats: LP
5
Buddy Holly [A]
  • Released: February 20, 1958
  • Label: Coral
  • Formats: LP
In Style with the Crickets
  • Released: December 5, 1960
  • Label: Coral
  • Formats: LP
13
Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets
  • Released: July 14, 1962
  • Label: Liberty
  • Formats: LP
42 2
Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Somethin' Else
  • Released: December 1962
  • Label: Liberty
  • Formats: LP
California Sun / She Loves You
  • Released: February 1964
  • Label: Liberty
  • Formats: LP
Rockin' 50's Rock'n'Roll
  • Released: December 1970
  • Label: Barnaby
  • Formats: LP
Bubblegum, Pop, Ballads & Boogie
  • Released: April 1973
  • Label: Philips
  • Formats: LP
Remnants
  • Released: December 1973
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: LP
A Long Way from Lubbock
  • Released: 1974
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: LP
T Shirt
  • Released: September 1988
  • Label: Epic, CBS
  • Formats: CD, LP, MC
Double Exposure
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Rollercoaster
  • Formats: CD
Too Much Monday Morning
  • Released: March 1997
  • Label: Carlton Sounds
  • Formats: CD, MC
The Crickets & Their Buddies
About Time Too!
  • Released: September 2005
  • Label: Rollercoaster
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
CAN
[3]
NZ
[4]
UK
[5]
The Buddy Holly Story
  • Released: February 28, 1959
  • Label: Coral
  • Formats: LP
67 2
A Collection
  • Released: June 1965
  • Label: Liberty
  • Formats: LP
Rock Reflections
  • Released: 1971
  • Label: Sunset
  • Formats: LP
Back in Style
  • Released: 1975
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: LP
20 Golden Greats
  • Released: February 17, 1978
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: LP, MC, 8-track
55 31 1
The Complete Crickets
  • Released: February 1984
  • Label: Charly
  • Formats: LP
File 1961–1965
The Best of the Crickets
  • Released: November 1989
  • Label: Liberty
  • Formats: CD, LP
The Liberty Years
  • Released: May 1991
  • Label: EMI/Liberty
  • Formats: CD, MC
Ravin' On – From California to Clovis
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Rockstar
  • Formats: CD
Words of Love – 28 Classic Songs from Buddy Holly and the Crickets
  • Released: February 8, 1993
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: CD, LP, MC
20 1
The Singles Collection 1957–1961
  • Released: May 1994
  • Label: Pickwick
  • Formats: CD
25 Greatest Hits
The Very Best of Buddy Holly and the Crickets
  • Released: August 16, 1999
  • Label: Universal Music TV
  • Formats: CD, MC
  • Expanded reissue in 2009
12 13
The Ultimate EP Collection
  • Released: September 2001
  • Label: See for Miles
  • Formats: 2xCD
The Complete Early Recordings
  • Released: October 2009
  • Label: ZYX Music
  • Formats: CD
Please Don't Ever Change 1961–1962
The Crickets Story
  • Released: February 3, 2017
  • Label: Not Now Music
  • Formats: 2xCD
The Rough Guide to Buddy Holly & the Crickets
The Complete US & UK Singles As & Bs 1956–62
  • Released: February 9, 2018
  • Label: Acrobat Music
  • Formats: 2xCD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

EPs

Title EP details Peak chart positions
UK
[6]
The "Chirping" Crickets
  • Released: November 27, 1957
  • Label: Brunswick
  • Formats: 7"
The Sound of the Crickets
  • Released: December 1957
  • Label: Brunswick
  • Formats: 7"
The Sound of the Crickets
  • Released: September 1958
  • Label: Coral
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release
It's So Easy
  • Released: January 1959
  • Label: Coral
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release
18
The Crickets
  • Released: March 1960
  • Label: Coral
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release
Four More
  • Released: May 1960
  • Label: Coral
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release
7
That'll Be the Day
  • Released: November 1960
  • Label: Coral
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release
The Crickets Don't Ever Change
  • Released: July 1962
  • Label: Coral
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release
The Crickets
  • Released: 1963
  • Label: Coral
  • Formats: 7"
Just for Fun
  • Released: March 1963
  • Label: Liberty
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release; split with Bobby Vee
1
Straight – No Strings!
  • Released: 1963
  • Label: Liberty
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release
Come On
  • Released: August 1964
  • Label: Liberty
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release
Buddy Holly: Crickets Hits
  • Released: 3 September 1976
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release
Buddy Holly Memorial Society
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Buddy Holly Memorial Society
  • Formats: 7"
Million Dollar Movie
  • Released: March 1980
  • Label: Rollercoaster
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release; split with solo Sonny Curtis
The Crickets
  • Released: April 1988
  • Label: Rollercoaster
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release
Back Home in Tennessee
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Rollercoaster
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release
Go Boy Go!
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Rollercoaster
  • Formats: 7"
  • UK-only release
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles

Single (A-side / B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[7]
US R&B
[8]
AUS
[9]
CAN
[10]
IRE
[11]
NZ
[12]
UK
[2]
" That'll Be the Day"
b/w "I'm Looking for Someone to Love"
1957 1 2 2 2 1 The "Chirping" Crickets
" Oh, Boy!"
b/w " Not Fade Away"
10 13 4 6 3
" Maybe Baby"
b/w "Tell Me How"
1958 17 4 16 9 4
" Think It Over"
b/w "Fool's Paradise"
27
58
73 45 11 Non-album tracks
" It's So Easy!"
b/w "Lonesome Tears"
34 [B]
" Love's Made a Fool of You"
b/w " Someone, Someone" (Non-album track)
1959 26 In Style with the Crickets
" When You Ask About Love"
b/w "Deborah"
27
" More Than I Can Say"
b/w "Baby My Heart"
1960 42
33
"Don't Cha Know"
b/w " Peggy Sue Got Married"
Non-album tracks
"He's Old Enough to Know Better"
b/w "I'm Feeling Better" (Non-album track)
1961 105 60 Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Somethin' Else
" I Fought the Law" (UK-only release)
b/w "A Sweet Love"
In Style with the Crickets
" Don't Ever Change"
b/w "I'm Not a Bad Guy" (Non-album track)
1962 98 9 8 5 Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Somethin' Else
" Punish Her" (by Bobby Vee)
b/w "Someday (When I'm Gone from You)" (by Bobby Vee and the Crickets; from Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets)
20
99
Non-album tracks
"I Believe in You"
b/w "Parisian Girl" (from Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Somethin' Else)
"Little Hollywood Girl"
b/w "Parisian Girl"
76 Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Somethin' Else
" My Little Girl"
b/w "Teardrops Fall Like Rain"
1963 134 86 17 Non-album tracks
"Don't Try to Change Me" (UK-only release)
b/w "Lost and Alone"
37
"April Avenue"
b/w "Don't Say You Love Me"
"Right or Wrong" (UK-only release)
b/w "You Can't Be in Between" (from California Sun / She Loves You)
" Lonely Avenue"
b/w "Playboy" (Non-album track)
1964 California Sun / She Loves You
" From Me to You"
b/w " Please Please Me"
"You've Got Love" (UK-only release)
b/w "An Empty Cup"
40 Non-album tracks
" (They Call Her) La Bamba"
b/w "All Over You"
34 21
"I Think I've Caught the Blues"
b/w "We've Gotta Get Together"
"Now Hear This"
b/w "Everybody's Got a Little Problem"
1965
"Million Dollar Movie"
b/w "A Million Miles Apart"
1968
" True Love Ways"
b/w "Rockin' 50's Rock and Roll"
1972 Rockin' 50's Rock'n'Roll
"My Rockin' Days" (UK-only release)
b/w " Lovesick Blues"
1973 Bubblegum, Bop, Ballad and Boogies
"Wasn't It Nice in New York City"
b/w "Hayride"
"Rhyme and Time" (UK-only release)
b/w "Ooh Las Vegas"
1974 Remnants / A Long Way from Lubbock
"Rock Around with Ollie Vee" (UK-only release)
b/w "Cruise in It"
1979 Non-album tracks
"T-Shirt"
b/w "Holly Would"
1988 T-Shirt
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Buddy Holly was credited solely to Holly as his debut solo album. However, it features the Crickets as his backing group.
  2. ^ "It's So Easy!" did not enter the now-official New Musical Express Top 30, but did peak at number 19 on the Record Mirror Top 20.

References

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1996). Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955–1996. Record Research. pp. 350, 814. ISBN  0898201179.
  2. ^ a b "CRICKETS | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  3. ^ "100 Albums". RPM. 30 (3): 31. October 13, 1978. ISSN  0315-5994. Archived from the original (PHP) on October 23, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". charts.nz. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  5. ^ "TOM ROBINSON | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved April 14, 2022.
  6. ^ "everyHit.com - UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts". www.everyhit.com. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2009). Top Pop Records 1955–2008. Record Research. pp. 234, 448, 1025. ISBN  9780898201802.
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). Joel Whitburn's Top R&B Singles 1942–1995. Record Research. p. 98. ISBN  0898201152.
  9. ^ Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book 1940–1969. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN  0-646-44439-5.
  10. ^ Peak positions for the Cricket's singles on the Canadian CHUM Chart:
  11. ^ "Irish Top Ten". Evening Herald. July 26, 1962.
  12. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search lever". www.flavourofnz.co.nz. Retrieved September 26, 2022.