Everyday (2:09)

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“Everyday” is a 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”.

On the original single the Crickets are not mentioned, but it is known that Holly plays acoustic guitar; drummer Jerry Allison slaps his hands on his lap for percussion; Joe B. Mauldin plays a standup acoustic bass;[2] and producer Norman Petty’s wife, Vi, plays the celeste (a keyboard instrument with a glockenspiel-like tone, used in such classical pieces as “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” from The Nutcracker).

The song length is an economical 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.


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