#11 – The Knack – “My Sharona” – (1979)

Here is the song that The Knack is and always will be known for. Impressively, this was their first single and it was a smash – #1 on the Hot 100 for six weeks. The hook of the song is one everyone knows and it can get stuck in your head for days. If you listen, you’ll notice it’s kind of similar to “Gimme Some Lovin'” by the Spencer Davis Group. It you don’t know that song, hang around here long enough (until we get to 1966) and you’ll see it near to the top of that year’s countdown. Supposedly, this song was written in 15 minutes. And that’s about how long The Knack’s fame lasted.

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