Everyday - Buddy Holly
"If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him 'pop.' Don't tell him 'rock'n'roll' or they won't even let you in the hotel."
Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)
"Everyday" is a beautiful song written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty, recorded by Buddy Holly and the Crickets on May 29, 1957 and released on September 20, 1957 as the B-side to "Peggy Sue".
In the Original version, Buddy Holly plays acoustic guitar; drummer Jerry Allison did notplay the drum but slaps his hands on his lap for the beat; Joe B. Mauldin plays a standup acoustic bass; and producer Norman Petty's wife, Vi, plays the celeste.
The song's length is 2 minutes and 5 seconds. The song is ranked #236 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
-Tina Robin, also with the Coral Records label, recorded a version of the song In 1958,
-John Denver recorded this song on his 1971 album Aerie.
-A version recorded by James Taylor was released in 1985, becoming a huge AC hit,
-Erasure on their 2002 album Other People's Songs.
-Pearl Jam performed a rendition live in Lubbock, Texas (Holly's birthplace);
-The song has also been performed live by Deep Purple.
-Hellogoodbye on their 2008 EP, Ukulele recordings.
-Phil Ochs used a portion of the song as part of his 'Buddy Holly Medley' which appeared on 1974's Gunfight at Carnegie Hall LP.
-In 1990, British guitarist Peter White's recording was released on the album Reveillez-Vous.
-Patrick Stump has recently contributed a cover version for Buddy Holly tribute album, Listen to Me: Buddy Holly (2011).
-John Denver and The Trashmen , Rogue Wave. Don McLean also recorded the song.
-Fiona Apple in the Album Rave on Buddy Holly (2011)
The song has been featured in Film and TV shows:
-Belgian film "Mr. Nobody" (2010)
-Stand by Me,(1986)
-Gummo (1997)directed by Harmony Korine.
-Big Fish,directed by Tim Burton
-Lynne Ramsay's "We Need to Talk About Kevin".
-The song featured in a television commercial for an AT&T BlackBerry, in Episode 11, Season 4 of the -television show "Lost"
-The song has also been featured in episode 4, series 3 of the British sitcom How Not to Live Your Life. - -Mr. Nobody
For me this song is a favorite since Tim Burton's film Big Fish and recently the song is my 4 year old son's anthem.
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