Do Wah Diddy Diddy

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"Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Single by Manfred Mann
from the album The Manfred Mann Album
B-side"What You Gonna Do?"
Released10 July 1964 (UK)
3 August 1964 (US)
FormatVinyl record (7")
Recorded11 June 1964
GenrePop rock
Length2:23
LabelHMV POP1320 (UK)
Ascot AS 2157 (US)
Capitol 72178 (Canada)
Writer(s)Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
Manfred Mann singles chronology
"Hubble Bubble (Toil and Trouble)"
(1964)
"Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
(1964)
"Sha La La"
(1964)
 
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"Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Single by Manfred Mann
from the album The Manfred Mann Album
B-side"What You Gonna Do?"
Released10 July 1964 (UK)
3 August 1964 (US)
FormatVinyl record (7")
Recorded11 June 1964
GenrePop rock
Length2:23
LabelHMV POP1320 (UK)
Ascot AS 2157 (US)
Capitol 72178 (Canada)
Writer(s)Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
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 by the American vocal group the Exciters.

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Discography.
  2. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 1964". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Bronson, Fred (1992). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Billboard Publications, Inc. p. 158. ISBN 0-8230-8298-9. 
  4. ^ http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/l/la-story-script-transcript-martin.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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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