About the song
Buddy Holly was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music in the 1950s. He wrote and recorded many songs that influenced generations of musicians, such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. One of his most popular songs is “Everyday”, which was released as the B-side of his hit single “Peggy Sue” in 1957.
“Everyday” is a simple but catchy song that expresses the joy of falling in love. The lyrics are optimistic and hopeful, as the narrator anticipates that love will surely come his way. The song has a distinctive sound, featuring a celesta, a keyboard instrument that produces a bell-like tone, played by Vi Petty, the wife of Norman Petty, who co-produced and co-wrote the song with Holly. The song also features Holly on acoustic guitar, Jerry Allison on knee slaps for percussion, and Joe B. Mauldin on standup bass.
The song was recorded on May 29, 1957, at Norman Petty’s studio in Clovis, New Mexico. It was released on September 20, 1957, by Coral Records, and reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1957. The song has been ranked number 238 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
“Everyday” has been covered by many artists over the years, such as John Denver, Don McLean, James Taylor, and Erasure. The song has also been featured in many movies and TV shows, such as Stand by Me, Big Fish, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and The Simpsons.
“Everyday” is a timeless song that captures the essence of Buddy Holly’s musical style and legacy. It is a song that celebrates love and life with a simple melody and heartfelt lyrics.