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It's So Easy

Written by Buddy HollyNorman Petty

Album This song officially appears on the Holly Days Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1977

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

It’s So Easy!” is a 1958 rock and roll song written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty. The song was released as a single by The Crickets, with “Lonesome Tears” as b-side ; the single did not chart.

The Beatles performed the song at the 1969 Let It Be sessions.

In 1976, Denny Laine released it as a 45 single in 1976 as EMI 2523 produced by Paul McCartney.

Paul McCartney then recorded two versions of the song for a 75th anniversary tribute to Buddy Holly in 2011. As stated in RollingStone:

Buddy Holly was one of the Beatles’ biggest influences, a pioneer whose simple tunes and insane two-year hot streak inspired John Lennon and Paul McCartney to start writing their own songs. So it’s no shock McCartney contributed to Rave On, a giant sundae of a Holly tribute album (featuring the Black Keys, Kid Rock and others) due out June 28th. What’s surprising is how awesomely batshit his performance is. Over bar-band chug-a-lug, with scruffy guitars egging him on, he yowls through “It’s So Easy” like he popped some Viagra, then set his pants on fire. Things get truly odd around the three-minute mark: The music stops while he launches into a bizarro jive-rap about how he’s gonna hit the town with his lady. The chorus kicks back in, then McCartney delivers an even odder rap: “By ’bout half past nine, we’re gonna be down by the old juke joint, man, we’re gonna be playin’ them records, we’re gonna be dancin’, man, we’re gonna have such fun.” True, that.

Paul McCartney controls the publishing rights to the song through MPL Communications.

Last updated on October 21, 2014

Lyrics

It's so easy to fall in love,
It's so easy to fall in love

Well people tell me love is for fools
So here I go breaking all of the rules

It seems so easy, yes so doggone easy
It seems so easy
Well, where you're concerned my heart has learned
It's so easy to fall in love,
It's so easy to fall in love yeah

It's so easy to fall in love,
It's so easy to fall in love

Look into your heart and see
What your love book has set apart for me

It seems so easy, yes so doggone easy
It seems so easy
Well, where you're concerned my heart has learned
It's so easy to fall in love,
It's so easy to fall in love yeah

It's so easy to fall in love,
It's so easy to fall in love

It seems so easy, yes so doggone easy
It seems so easy
Don't you know where you're concerned my heart has learned
It's so easy to fall in love,
It's so easy to fall in love

It's so easy to fall in love,
It's so easy to fall in love

Well people tell me love is for fools
So here I go breaking all of the rules

It seems so easy, yes so doggone easy
It seems so easy
Well, where you're concerned my heart has learned
It's so easy to fall in love,
It's so easy to fall in love

Officially appears on


It's So Easy / Listen To Me

7" Single • Released in 1976

Studio version • Medley with "Listen To Me"


Holly Days

Official album • Released in 1977

3:47 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Background vocals, Bass (?), Drum machine (?), Drums (?), Guitar (?), Keyboard (?), Organ (?), Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizer (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Background vocals, Keyboards (?)
Denny Laine :
Background vocals, Guitar (?), Vocals

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Rave On Buddy Holly

Official album • Released in 2011

4:35 • Studio versionB

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Backing vocals, Bass guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Backing vocals, Drums
David Kahne :
Producer
Paul Wickens :
Piano
Brian Ray :
Backing vocals, Bass guitar
Roy Hendrickson :
Engineer
Fernando Lodeiro :
Engineer assistant

Rave On Buddy Holly

Official album • Released in 2011

2:27 • Studio versionB1 • Alternate take; iTunes bonus track

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Backing vocals, Bass guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Backing vocals, Drums
David Kahne :
Producer
Paul Wickens :
Piano
Brian Ray :
Backing vocals, Bass guitar
Roy Hendrickson :
Engineer
Fernando Lodeiro :
Engineer assistant

Bootlegs




2 Buddies On Holly Days

Unofficial album • Released in 1990

2:30 • Rough mixA1

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


2 Buddies On Holly Days

Unofficial album • Released in 1990

2:02 • Live

Concert From "4th Buddy Holly Week" in London, United Kingdom on Sep 14, 1979


Japan Rehearsals

Unofficial live • Released in 1998

2:02 • Live

Concert From "4th Buddy Holly Week" in London, United Kingdom on Sep 14, 1979


Videos

Live performances

“It's So Easy” has been played in 5 concerts and 42 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where has been played


Special Valentine’s Day Concert

Feb 14, 2015 • USA • New York • Irving Plaza




4th Buddy Holly Week

Sep 14, 1979 • Part of Buddy Holly Week


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