Think It Over

"Think It Over" is a rock-and-roll song written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty in 1958, originally recorded by the Crickets. This recording, released by Brunswick Records as a 45-rpm single (9-55072),[1] reached number 27 on the Billboard pop singles chart, number 9 on the Billboard R&B chart, and number 11 in the UK. Vi Petty, Norman Petty's wife, played piano on this recording.

"Think It Over"
Single by the Crickets
from the album The Buddy Holly Story
B-side"Fool's Paradise"
ReleasedMay 27, 1958
RecordedFebruary 1958
GenreRock and roll, rockabilly
Producer(s)Norman Petty
The Crickets singles chronology
"Maybe Baby"
"Think It Over"
"It's So Easy!"

Other recordings

The song has been recorded by Bobby Vee, the Hollies, Skeeter Davis, Gloria Lynne, P.J. Proby, and Ringo Starr.[2] Australian band Ol' 55 covered the song on their album, Take It Greasy (1976).



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