The Crickets
That'll Be the Day





Release Year: 1957

Rankings: All-Time #61 / 1950s #5 / 1957 #1


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010) 1-1001
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of the Top 40 Singles by Year (1981) 2
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 33
Gary Pig Gold (Canada) - The 40 Most Influental Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History (USA) - Most Significant Rock Records (2006) No Order
Heartaches By the Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles (USA, 2003) 340
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, 5 Songs for Each Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
National Recording Preservation Board (USA) - The National Recording Registry No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - 20 Songs of the 50's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 39
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 39
San Antonio Express-News (USA) - Rock 'n' roll timeline (2004) No Order
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 401-500
TIME (USA) - The All-Time 100 Songs (2011) No Order
Texas Monthly (USA) - The 100 Best Texas Songs (2004) 3
Time-Life (USA) - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017) No Order
TimeOut New York (USA) - The Best Songs Ever (2016) 94
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2000) 45
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 79
Charlie Gillett (UK) - Sound Of The City: Playlist 1946-1971 (1983) No Order
Dave Thompson (UK) - 1000 Songs that Rock Your World (2011) 151
HarperCollins GEM (UK) - Single of the Year 1949-99 (1999) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1997) 25
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Records That Changed the World (2007) 52
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1950s (2012) 36
NME (UK) - The Top 100 Singles of All Time (1976) 62
NME (UK) - The Top 150 Singles of All Time (1987) 62
Q (UK) - 100 Songs That Changed the World (2003) 43
Sean Egan (USA) - The Little Black Book of Music: Key Songs (2007) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
Zig Zag (UK) - Gillett & Frith's Hot 100 Singles (1975) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1998) 24
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 64
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) - 1020 Songs 1955-2005 (2005) No Order
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1-1001
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Rocks Musiczine (Spain) - The 100 Best Rock Songs in History (1995) 72
STM Entertainment (Australia) - The 50 Best Songs Ever (2007) 42
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Songs to Understand Rock (2004) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
Record Collectors (Japan) - 100 Best US Songs 1954-1966 (2009) 6