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"Think It Over"
Single by the Crickets
from the album The Buddy Holly Story
B-side"Fool's Paradise"
ReleasedMay 27, 1958
RecordedFebruary 1958
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly
Label Brunswick
Producer(s) Norman Petty
The Crickets singles chronology
" Maybe Baby"
"Think It Over"
" It's So Easy!"

"Think It Over" is a rock-and-roll song written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty in 1958, originally recorded by the Crickets. Vi Petty, Norman Petty's wife, played piano on this recording.

Chart performance

In the US, "Think It Over" was released by Brunswick Records as a 45-rpm single (9-55072), [2] reached number 27 on the Billboard pop singles chart, [3] and number 9 on the Billboard R&B chart. Overseas, the song went to number 11 in the UK. [4]

Other recordings

The song has been recorded by:


  1. ^ "". Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  2. ^ Song artist 342 – Buddy
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles, 14th Edition: 1955-2012. Record Research. p. 390.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  5. ^ Think It Over. Second Hand Songs.


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