Top Ten Songs by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & Big Bopper

Feb 03, 2014

By Valerie Massie

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55 years ago today in 1959 – rock ‘n’ roll’s worst tragedy – plane crash deaths of Holly, Bopper and Valens

10. Rave On – Buddy Holly (peak #37)

9. Early In The Morning – Buddy Holly (peak #32)

8. La Bamba – Ritchie Valens (peak #22)

7. Maybe Baby – Buddy Holly (peak #17)

6. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Buddy Holly (peak #13) – Paul Anka song on charts at time of Holly’s death

5. Oh Boy – Buddy Holly (peak #10)

4. Chantilly Lace – Big Bopper (peak #6) – Jaye P. Richardson – DJ’s real name

3. Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly (peak #3)

2. Donna – Ritchie Valens (peak #2)

1. That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly (peak #1 in 1957)


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