♫ Everyday ♫

Tonight I went in search of something … positive, upbeat, to reflect the mood of the nation after the inauguration of President Biden and Vice-President Harris.  We once again have hope for a future … a brighter future for ourselves, for the nation, and for the planet.  So, I came across this one, originally by Buddy Holly.  Naturally, the lyrics accompanying the one rattling in my head were different from the actual lyrics … I had “Everyday, things are looking brighter …”, which is … well, close but no cigar!  Still … close enough for me.

This is listed as being written by Charles Hardin and Norman Petty. Charles Hardin is actually Buddy Holly: his real name was Charles Hardin Holley. The song was recorded by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, however on the original single the Crickets are not mentioned, but it is known that Holly plays acoustic guitar; drummer Jerry Allison slaps his knees for percussion; Joe B. Mauldin plays a standup acoustic bass; and producer Norman Petty’s wife Vi Petty plays the celesta aka celeste (a keyboard instrument with a glockenspiel-like tone, used in such classical pieces as “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” from The Nutcracker).

What’s interesting … I found this song rattling about in my head tonight, but couldn’t remember the song title nor the name of the artist.  I Googled, using the one line I could remember of the lyrics, and found it was by Buddy Holly.  I listened … yep, that’s the song, just as I remember it.  However, Buddy Holly’s version, release in 1957 as the B-side of Peggy Sue, never charted!  However, both John Denver and James Taylor did versions of the song that did chart, Denver’s at #81 in 1972, and Taylor’s at #61 in 1985.  Truth be told, much as I like John Denver and love James Taylor, Holly’s is still my favourite, perhaps because it’s the one I remember from my childhood.  At any rate, I’ll give you all three and you can choose your own favourite.

Everyday
Buddy Holly and the Crickets

Everyday, it’s a-gettin’ closer
Goin’ faster than a roller coaster
Love like yours will surely come my way
A-hey, a-hey, hey

Everyday, it’s a-gettin’ faster
Everyone said, “Go up and ask her”
Love like yours will surely come my way
A-hey, a-hey, hey

Everyday seems a little longer
Every way, love’s a little stronger
Come what may, do you ever long for
True love from me?

Everyday, it’s a-gettin’ closer
Goin’ faster than a roller coaster
Love like yours will surely come my way
A-hey, a-hey, hey

Everyday seems a little longer
Every way, love’s a little stronger
Come what may, do you ever long for
True love from me?

Everyday, it’s a-gettin’ closer
Goin’ faster than a roller coaster
Love like yours will surely come my way
A-hey, a-hey, hey
Love like yours will surely come my way

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Ignacio Sotomayor Roman
Everyday lyrics © Peer International Corporation, Peer International Corp

19 thoughts on “♫ Everyday ♫

  1. All the way with Buddy Holly.
    If you remember this song from your childhood, as do I, that means it got a lot of airplay, which means it was a double-sided hit. It is possible it charted under its A side partner, not like today where double-sided hits are more common. Just thinking out loud.!?

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  2. Buddy Holly for me every time. I was only 4 when it was released but remember hearing it on the radio as a kid. Don McLean had a minor hit with it here, but his version isn’t a patch on the original.

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  3. Jill, we love Buddy Holly. What a huge loss to the world when his plane went down. Before I really knew his body of work and his story, someone said he would have been bigger than Elvis. I laughed at the time, but he wrote his own songs and was a forward thinking producer. So, the comment I laughed at may have been true. By the way, my wife is humming along to the song as I play it now. Keith

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