The Knack - My Sharona - Live 1979

The Knack - My Sharona - Live 1979



"My Sharona" is the debut single by the Knack. The song was written by Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, and released in 1979 from their album Get the Knack. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart where it remained for 6 weeks, and was number one on Billboard's 1979 Top Pop Singles year-end chart.


It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, representing half a million copies sold, and was Capitol Records' fastest gold status debut single since the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in 1964.


When Fieger was 25 years old, he met 17-year-old Sharona Alperin,[5] who inspired a two-month-long run of songwriting, as well as becoming Fieger's girlfriend for the next four years. Fieger recounted that "It was like getting hit in the head with a baseball bat; I fell in love with her instantly. And when that happened, it sparked something and I started writing a lot of songs feverishly in a short amount of time." Fieger and Averre worked out the structure and melody of the song. Averre was originally averse to using Alperin's name in the song, but Fieger wanted it to be a direct expression of his feelings; Averre ultimately relented.[6] Fieger claimed that "My Sharona" was written in 15 minutes.


Fieger and Alperin were engaged at one point, but never married. In a 2005 interview, Fieger said that they remained "great friends". Alperin went on to a successful career as a realtor in Los Angeles.






Lyrics



Ooh, my little pretty one, my pretty one

When you gonna give me some time, Sharona

Ooh, you make my motor run, my motor run

Got it coming off o' the line, Sharona


Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind

I always get it up, for the touch of the younger kind

My, my, my, aye-aye, whoa!

M-m-m-my Sharona


Come a little closer, huh, a-will ya, huh?

Close enough to look in my eyes, Sharona

Keeping it a mystery, it gets to me

Running down the length of my thigh, Sharona


Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind

I always get it up, for the touch of the younger kind

My, my, my, aye-aye, whoa!

M-m-m-my Sharona

M-m-m-my Sharona


When you gonna give to me, a gift to me

Is it just a matter of time, Sharona?

Is it d-d-destiny, d-destiny

Or is it just a game in my mind, Sharona?


Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind

I always get it up, for the touch of the younger kind

My, my, my, aye-aye, whoa!

M-m-m-m-m-m-m-my, my, my, aye-aye, whoa!

M-m-m-my Sharona

M-m-m-my Sharona

M-m-m-my Sharona

M-m-m-my Sharona


Ooooooo-ohhh, my Sharona

Ooooooo-ohhh, my Sharona

Ooooooo-ohhh, my Sharona



Songwriters: Burton Averre / Doug Fieger

My Sharona lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Reach Music Publishing





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