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The song played in the movie during the dance...


There's a scene in this movie where there are a bunch of white teenage couples dancing (I'm assuming it was just a Halloween dance) and the couple of black girls stand and watch for a bit. Could anyone identify the song for me? I would have had song lyrics but I forgot them. Heh, we're watching this movie in my English class and that was several hours ago that I heard it...

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nevermind, it was a Buddy Holly song...

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Indeed, the song is "That'll Be The Day" was written by Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison and debuted by Buddy Holly and The Crickets in 1956 after Buddy Holly heard John Wayne in The Searchers (1956) frequently using the line "That'll be the day." as a cynical rejoinder.

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