Buddy Holly – Think It Over

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Buddy song…and any time is too long. He is one of the most important influences from the 50s or any era. Since I’m a Beatle fan I have to say…without Buddy the Beatles would have been different. He wrote his own songs that were part country, rock, rockabilly, and a touch of power pop with his crisp Stratacaster leading the way.

Of all the stars in the 50s I believe Buddy was the one who would have been heard from more in the sixties. His music fit what was going on and had a timeless quality about it.

This song peaked at #27 in the Billboard Hot 100, #9 in the R&B Charts, and #11 in the UK in 1958. Think It Over was written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty in 1958. Per Wiki… Norman Petty’s wife, played piano on this recording.

John Lennon: “He was a great and innovative musician. He was a ‘master’. His influence continues, I often wonder what his music would be like now, had he lived…”

“Buddy Holly was the first one that we were really aware of in England who could play and sing at the same time—not just strum, but actually play the licks.”

Keith Richards: “Holly passed it on via the Beatles and via The Rolling Stones … He’s in everybody”

Think It Over

Think it over, what you’ve just said
Think it over in your pretty, little head
Are you sure that I’m not the one?
Is your love real or only fun?

You think it over
Yes, think it over
A lonely heart grows cold and old

Think it over and let me know
Think it over, but don’t be slow
Just remember all birds and bees
Go by twos through life’s mysteries

You think it over
Yes, think it over
A lonely heart grows cold and old

Think it over and think of me
Think it over and you will see
A happy day when you and I
Think as one and kiss the blues goodbye

You think it over
Yes, think it over
A lonely heart grows cold and old

Think it over
Think it over

Author: Badfinger (Max)

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

13 thoughts on “Buddy Holly – Think It Over”

  1. definitely one of the big building blocks for pop and rock after him. One can only imagine how big an influence he would have been, not to mention how many hits he would have had, if he had survived a few years more.

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  2. When John Lennon’s best friend from art college, Stu Sutcliffe joined the band as the bass player, the story goes that the two were discussing possible band names, and came up with ‘The Beetles’ as they were huge fans of Buddy Holly and The Crickets and this was a way of emulating their heroes.

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  3. That’s one I am not familiar with. Good song. Buddy has been nominated for Sainthood many times here in Texas. The church is very kind and says, maybe someday soon. I hear that Willie might be getting his next year.

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