Billboard #1 Hits: #470: “My Sharona”- The Knack. August 25, 1979. #1 for 6 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “My Sharona”- The Knack
  • Record Company- Capitol
  • Genre: Power Pop
  • Written by Doug Fieger and Berton Averre
  • Time: 3:58
  • B-side:”Let Me Out”
  • Album- Get The Knack
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #1 6 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #6 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia and Canada.

Some how last week I wrote this up but failed to post it- skipping over it in the countdown of #1 hits- –In the summer of 1979- “My Sharona” was a welcome break from all the disco that seemed to be dominating the top of the charts. The record company got behind The Knack with money and big promotion- and their debut single went to #1- as did the album. There would be a big backlash against them but the fatal decision may have been to release a second album eight months after the first was released. I liked the debut album- and remember my reaction was very negative to the sophomore album. The songs just weren’t there.

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