Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Sharona

"Oooh my little pretty one, my pretty one..." Our guess is that "My Sharona" has been playing a lot more than usual over the last week. Doug Fieger, frontman of '70s band The Knack, died on Sunday, at age 57.

The song's had a wild ride since it debuted in 1979. The can't-get-it-outta-our-heads melody stayed on top of the Billboard charts for six weeks (and was parodied by Weird Al as "My Bologna"). "Sharona" hit the charts again 15 years later, on the soundtrack of "Reality Bites." It resurfaced once again in 2005, when it was reported that George W. Bush had the song on his presidential iPod.

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