Oh Boy!

Album: The Buddy Holly Story (1957)
Charted: 3 10
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  • All my love, all of my kissin',
    You don't know what you've been a-missin',
    Oh boy (oh boy)
    When you're with me,
    Oh boy (oh boy)
    The world can see that you were meant for me.

    All my life, I've been a-waitin'
    Tonight there'll be no hesitatin'
    Oh boy (oh boy)
    When you're with me,
    Oh boy (oh boy)
    The world can see that you were meant for me.

    Stars appear, and the shadows are fallin',
    You can hear my heart a-callin',
    A little bit of lovin' makes everything a-right,
    And now I'm gonna see my baby tonight.

    All my love, all of my kissin',
    You don't know what you've been a-missin',
    Oh boy (oh boy)
    When you're with me,
    Oh boy (oh boy)
    The world can see that you were meant for me.

    (Dum dee dumb dumb, oh boy,
    dumb dee dumb dumb, oh boy)

    All my love, all of my kissin',
    You don't know what you've been a-missin',
    Oh boy (oh boy)
    When you're with me,
    Oh boy (oh boy)
    The world can see that you were meant for me.

    All my life, I've been a-waitin'
    Tonight there'll be no hesitatin'
    Oh boy (oh boy)
    When you're with me,
    Oh boy (oh boy)
    The world can see that you were meant for me.

    Stars appear, and the shadows are fallin',
    You can hear my heart a-callin',
    A little bit of lovin' makes everything a-right,
    And now I'm gonna see my baby tonight.

    All my love, all of my kissin',
    You don't know what you've been a-missin',
    Oh boy (oh boy)
    When you're with me,
    Oh boy (oh boy)
    The world can see that you were meant for me. Writer/s: NORMAN PETTY, BILL TILGHMAN, SUNNY WEST
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 11

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 25th 1964, Jackie DeShannon performed her covered version of "Oh Boy" on the ABC-TV weekday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    "Oh Boy" was track nine from her 'Breakin' It Up On The Beatles Tour' album; two other tracks from the album made the Top 100, "Needles and Pins" {at #84} and "When You Walk In The room" {at #99}...
    Her next charted record would be "What The World Needs Need Is Now Love", it would peak at #7 {for 2 weeks}...
    Ms. DeShannon, born Sharon Lee Myers, will celebrate her 76th birthday this coming August 21st {2017}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 14th 1958, Buddy Holly and the Crickets perform at the Granada Theater in Woolwich, London, England*...
    At the time "Maybe Baby" {at #21}, "Peggy Sue" {at #78}, and "Oh Boy!" {at #100} were on Billboard's Top 100 chart back in the U.S.A.
    The theater had a seating capacity of 2,434; and sitting in one of those seats was a fourteen-year old lad from Dartford, Kent named Mick Jagger...
    * The twenty-five play dates at two sets a night tour began on March 1st, 1958 and would be the only time Buddy & the boys would appear in the United Kingdom.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 20th 1958, the debut show of the six-date. 12 show 'Big Gold Stars' tour opened in Orlando, Florida...
    One of the acts* on the bill were Buddy Holly and the Crickets; and at the time they had three records on Billboard's Top 100 chart, "Peggy Sue" at #32, "Oh, Boy!" at #47, and on its first week on the chart, "Maybe Baby" at #76...
    * Other acts were Jerry Lee Lewis, Everly Brothers, Jimmie Rodgers, and Bill Haley & the Comets.
  • P from Chicago, IlWhen I hear Oh Boy I always imagine some hormone-overdrive teenager in 1957 who had been stuck listening to Patti Page up to this time...and then on comes Buddy Holly...EUREKA! I am not alone in the world! What a deliverance!

    Great song, this one.
  • Andrew Ross from Portsmouth , United Kingdom"Oh Boy!" the highly popular three hour Rock'n'Roll radio show is back! Featuring the music of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bill Haley, Eddie Cochran and The Beatles plus numerous others, the show is hosted by the legend that is Andrew Ross Hay, and can now be found at www.radiohaslar.co.uk
  • Andrew Ross from Portsmouth , United KingdomBuddy Holly's "Oh Boy"is the inspiration and the theme music to a highly popular 3 hour radio show broadcast on www.radiohaslar.co.uk/live. The show is hosted by Andrew Ross Hay, Tuesday 4pm (UK Time).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyBruce Springsteen has performed this song in three different concerts; twice in the 1970s and once in the 1990s!!!
  • Johnn from Springfield, OrIt was also played by the Grateful Dead in several concerts.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScThis song and "Not Fade Away" are both really cool. I love Buddy Holly! R.I.P.
  • Frank from Westminster, ScNorman Petty not only didn't drive race cars, he also didn't write Buddy Holly/Crickets songs. He attached his name to the copyrights as a payment for his studio and production of these classic songs. He was a musician and a writer, but his style of music was of the previous generation and NOT rock and/or roll.
  • Kev from Hull, Englandoh boy was covered by the group mud in 1975 & got to number 1 & not fade away was covered by steve hillage
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