Buddy Holly has left us, but new & previously recorded music continues to be released. This one first charted at #82 on Feb. 23, 1959. Despite the unfortunate title, considering the circumstances, the song will do pretty well.
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Buddy Holly
This was the 1st posthumous single released after the plane crash. It gets to #13 & stays around for 14 weeks. It was also a #1 single in the UK. This wasn’t the last charting single for Buddy, but it was his final trip into the Top 40. The song was written by Paul Anka. Linda Rondstadt charts with the song in 1975 but she won’t get this high.
This was recorded in mid-October 1958 in New York City. Paul Anka wrote it specifically for Holly. He donated his royalties from the song to Holly's wife. He said: "'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' has a tragic irony about it now, but at least it will help look after Buddy Holly's family. I'm giving my composer's royalty to his widow - it's the least I can do."
Keep in mind that at this time of his life Paul Anka was still just 18.