Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tune Time – More Than I Can Say

This song was written by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison, both former members of Buddy Holly's band The Crickets. It was recorded by their band in 1959 soon after Holly's death and was released in 1960. Their original version hit #42 on British Record Retailer Chart.

This version is from Leo Sayer. He released it in 1980, and it spent five weeks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1980 and January 1981. It also spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart. In the U.K., the song peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart, while it spent two weeks atop the Kent Music Report in Australia.

Leo Sayer’s version is obviously my favourite since it ended up on this blog.



6 comments:

  1. Are you trying to torture your Canadian readers by the visuals in that video?

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  2. great song... Thanks for sharing...

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    1. You are welcome, Viera. An old song, but a really nice one.

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  3. Dear Martha,
    I never knew this song was written by the members of Buddy Holly's band after his death! At Halloween, my son dressed up as Buddy Holly and you can guess that his friends had no idea who he was!
    (My son is a HUGE fan of so many in the music field, Buddy Holly being one of them.)
    Also, love this version by Leo Sayre, I really liked him!
    Thanks for this post!

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    1. That's interesting, isn't it? I didn't know that about Buddy Holly's band either until I did some research on this song. That is so cool that your son dressed up that way for Halloween! What a great costume that must have been.

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