My Sharona
The Knack
Knack 1979 My Sharona 45

Ooh my little pretty one, pretty one
When you gonna give me some time, Sharona?
Ooh you make my motor run, my motor run
Gun it comin' off the line, Sharona

1979
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979 for six weeks
  • peaked at No. 6 on the UK Singles chart in 1979
  • Billboard Music Award for the 1979 - Hot 100 Single of the Year
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • from The Knack's debut album Get The Knack (1979); the album was recorded in two weeks, reportedly at a cost of just $18,000
  • the biggest hit for The Knack
  • featured in the 1994 film Reality Bites starring Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke
  • the guitar riff of "My Sharona" was written by the band's guitarist, Berton Averre, years before he joined The Knack
  • the song was inspired by 17-year-old Sharona Alperin and her relationship with 25-year old Doug Fieger, The Knack's lead singer and rhythm guitarist - Fieger claims that "My Sharona" was written in 15 minutes
  • Doug Fieger persuaded Sharona to appear on the single's picture sleeve - Alperin is holding a copy of the group's album Get the Knack 
  • The Knack:
         Doug Fieger- lead vocals, rhythm guitar,
         Berton Averre- lead guitar
         Prescott Niles- bass
         Bruce Gary- drums
  • written by Doug Fieger, Berton Averre
  • produced by Mike Chapman
  • featured in the 1994 film Reality Bites starring Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke
  • the song appeared on the Reality Bites soundtrack album in 1994, and ultimately re-entered the Hot 100 chart (peaking at No. 91)
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