Buddy Holly – It’s So Easy

This weekend I will be concentrating on Mr. Holly…hope you will like it.

This was written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty and recorded at Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico from June-August 1958. Petty was Holly’s producer and manager.

On October 28, 1958, Buddy Holly lip-synched this and Heartbeat the TV show American Bandstand. It was his last national TV appearance before his death. This song was the last song he ever did with the Crickets. The song did not chart…

Linda Ronstate did a great version of this song in 1977.

From Songfacts 

This was the last single Holly recorded with The Crickets. In the last few months of his life, he moved to New York and began recording with more elaborate production techniques, including string sections.

Holly was known for his innovative guitar riffs, but he didn’t play lead on this one. A session guitarist named Tommy Allsup did. Allsup played in Holly’s band on his last tour.

Many of Holly’s fans consider this one of his best songs, but it was never a chart hit.

 Buddy Holly was a major influence on The Beatles, and in 2011, Paul McCartney recorded this song for the tribute album Rave On Buddy Holly, which was issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Holly’s birth.

It’s So Easy

It’s so easy to fall in love.
It’s so easy to fall in love.

People tell me love’s for fools.
So, here I go, breaking all the rules.
It seems so easy (Seems so easy, seems so easy)
Oh so doggone easy (Doggone easy, doggone easy)
It seems so easy (Seems so easy, seems so easy, seems so easy)
Where you’re concerned, my heart has learned.

It’s so easy to fall in love.
It’s so easy to fall in love.

(It’s so easy to fall in love)
(It’s so easy to fall in love)

Look into your heart and see,
What your love book has set apart for me.
It seems so easy (Seems so easy, seems so easy)
Oh so doggone easy (Doggone easy, doggone easy)
It seems so easy (Seems so easy, seems so easy, seems so easy)
Where you’re concerned, my heart has learned.

It’s so easy to fall in love.
It’s so easy to fall in love.

Well it’s so easy (It’s so easy, it’s so easy)
So doggone easy (Doggone easy, doggone easy)
It seems so easy (Seems so easy, seems so easy, seems so easy)
Well where you’re concerned, my heart has learned.

It’s so easy to fall in love.
It’s so easy to fall in love.

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

15 thoughts on “Buddy Holly – It’s So Easy”

  1. Buddy Holly Lives!.. Buddy Holly Weekend- I like it. I wonder if they have a Buddy Holly Weekend or Week in Lubbock? … sort of off topic- yesterday would have been Moon The Loon’s 73rd birthday. I can’t imagine Keith Moon at 73.

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    1. In Lubbock they should have one… at least once a year. It’s never a bad time to focus on Buddy!

      I saw that yesterday. No…someone who knew him said they could not see him making old bones.

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  2. wow! I didn’t know it didn’t chart. I thought it was a big hit. It’s funny with songs like that. Etta James’ At Last comes to mind. It never charted and yet it is one of the most recognizable songs ever recorded. A real standard.

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    1. Yes that surprised me that it didn’t chart. It’s so catchy…but those 50s charts before I believe October of 58 are messed up. Billboard took away some number 1’s of Elvis becasue of a change they did.

      I can’t believe that Etta James song didn’t chart.

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  3. I’m surprised it didn’t chart too. I like Linda’s version a lot (it was the one I heard as a kid and grew up with) but buddy’s is great as well.

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