500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Buddy Holly and the Crickets, 'Everyday'

238. Buddy Holly and the Crickets, 'Everyday'

Writers: Charles Hardin, Norman Petty
Sept. '57, Coral a
Did not chart

The flip side to "Peggy Sue," "Everyday" features the celesta, a keyboard with a glockenspiel-like tone that Petty kept in his New Mexico studio. The percussion is drummer Jerry Allison keeping time by slapping his knees. For legal reasons, Holly changed his songwriting credit to Charles Hardin, his real first and middle names.

Appears on: Best of Buddy Holly (Universal)


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