"That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly & The Crickets
You say you're gonna leave, you know its a lie"
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That'll Be the Day
Buddy Holly & the Crickets
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LYRICS:

Well that'll be the day
When you say goodbye
Yeah that'll be the day
When you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave
You know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day
When I die.

Well you gave me all your loving
And all your turtle doving
All your hugs and kisses
And your money too
You say you love me baby
Still you tell me maybe
That somebody, well I'll be through

Well that'll be the day
When you make me cry
That'll be the day
When you say goodbye
You say you're gonna leave
You know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day
When I die

Yeah that'll be the day
When you say goodbye
Yeah that'll be the day
When you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave
You know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day
When I die

Well when Cupid shot his dart
He shot it at your heart
So if we'll ever part
And I'll leave you
You say and hold me
And you tell me boldly
That some day, well I'll be through

Well that'll be the day
When you say goodbye
Yeah that'll be the day
When you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave
You know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day
When I die

Yeah that'll be the day
Oh, oh that'll be the day
Oh, oh that'll be the day
Oh, oh that'll be the day

Buddy Holly’s legendary status in rock and roll is based on a year and a half career which tragically ended in the infamous plane crash on February 2, 1959. “That’ll Be the Day” was Holly’s first top 40 record and only #1 song. It entered the charts on August 19, 1957. It reached #1 on September 23rd. The song was inspired by a line from John Wayne in the movie, “The Searchers:” Ward Bond (Reverend Clayton) -- “You wanna quit, Ethan?” John Wayne (Ethan) -- “That’ll be the day.” Holly first recorded it for Decca, but Decca never released it. Holly then went to Norman Petty's studio in New Mexico and re-recorded the song. Since Decca owned the rights to the “Holly” version, the record was released under the “Crickets” -- the name of Holly’s group -- on the Brunswick label. The song includes the classic rockabilly guitar , unobtrusive backing vocals by the Crickets, the introduction of the “Holly hiccup” that turns “turtle” in “all your turtle dovin’” into three syllables. Linda Ronstadt would take her version to #11 in 1976.

TOP TWENTY:

#39--08/19/1957
#15--08/26/1957
#06--09/02/1957
#05--09/09/1957
#03--09/16/1957
#03--09/23/1957
#05--09/30/1957
#03--10/07/1957
#04--10/14/1957
#07--10/21/1957
#06--10/28/1957
#12--11/04/1957
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