Today, you folks get a two-fer.
To some, Buddy Holly’s It Doesn’t Matter Anymore is a sad song. To others, empowering. I think it’s a sad song, not only because of what it’s about, but also because it happened to be his last single, before the crash. Regardless of how this song makes you feel, it’s a great song.
Now, Wanda Jackson covered this song in ’61, two years after Buddy Holly passed. Whenever I listen to her version, it sounds as if she’s singing this song about the loss of Buddy Holly. In turn, making a sad song, bittersweet.
These two are some of my top favorite artists and songs from both, respectively.
So folks, enjoy.