500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Buddy Holly and the Crickets, 'Rave On'
Writers: Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty
Released: April '58, Coral
10 weeks; No. 37
West recorded his own version of "Rave On" at the New Mexico studio where Holly laid down most of his hits. Petty wanted to give it to another band, but Holly said, "No way. I've got to have this song."
Appears on: Buddy Holly: Greatest Hits (MCA)