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Do Wah Diddy Diddy

"Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Single by Manfred Mann
from the album The Manfred Mann Album
B-side "What You Gonna Do?"
Released 10 July 1964
Format Vinyl record
Recorded 11 June 1964
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:23
Label HMV POP 1320 (UK)[1]
Ascot (US)
Capitol (Canada)
Writer(s) Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich[1]
Producer(s) John Burgess[1]
Manfred Mann singles chronology
"Hubble Bubble (Toil and Trouble)"
(1964)
"Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
(1964)
"Sha La La"
(1964)

"Do Wah Diddy Diddy" is a song written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich and originally recorded in 1963, as "Do-Wah-Diddy", by the American vocal group the Exciters.

It was soon covered by British R&B, Beat and pop band Manfred Mann.[2] Manfred Mann's version, which was more commercially successful, was recorded on 11 June 1964, released on 10 July,[3] and spent two weeks No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in August,[4] and two weeks at the No. 1 spot in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in October.[5]

Contents

  • Other cover versions 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Other cover versions

  • Perhaps coincidentally, comedian, songwriter, band leader, and actor Phil Harris refers in his 1947 song "That's What I Like About the South" to a city called Do Wah Diddy.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 82.  
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006).  
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 1964".  
  5. ^  
  6. ^ > Review"The Brill Building"Kramer: . Allmusic. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 

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Preceded by
"A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles
UK Singles Chart number-one single
13 August 1964 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Have I the Right?" by the Honeycombs
Preceded by
"Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
17 October 1964 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Baby Love" by the Supremes
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