Friday, 5 June 2009

Da Doo Ron Ron


I've been singing the refrain to this week's 60s tune all week, so I figured why not feature it. A famous example of the Phil Spector "wall of sound" Da Doo Ron Ron by The Crystals was a 1963 smash hit, reaching #3 on Billbaord's hot 100. The song's been covered by everyone from The Carpenter's to Bob Dylan and a version by teen heart-throb Shaun Cassidy hit #1 in 1977 (hey, there's just no explaining some things). The Crystals, a defining example of the "girl group" movement in popular music, have a fascinating history which includes Spector-produced hits in the early 60s featuring different lead singers. Da Do Ron Ron features Dolores "LaLa" Brooks. A close listen (or look) at the lyrics makes you realize "Da Doo Ron Ron" could well be a euphamism much like Sienfeld's "yadda-yadda-yadda"!





I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
Somebody told me that his name was Bill
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Yes, my heart stood still
Yes, his name was Bill
And when he walked me home
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

I knew what he was doin' when he caught my eye
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
He looked so quiet, but my oh my
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Yes, he caught my eye
Yes, my oh my
And when he walked me home
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Picked me up at seven and he looked so fine
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
Someday soon, I'm gonna make him mine
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Yes, he looked so fine
Yes, I'll make him mine
And when he walked me home
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh no you don't. That's Shaun Cassidy's song! (swoon) :-)

I heart him! When I was a kid, I had his face plastered on all 4 walls!

:-) *sigh*

Ms. Thirty Something

nonamedufus said...

Ms Thirty Something: Oh pul-eeze ;)

Chris @ Maugeritaville said...

I still think the best version of this song was performed by Harold Ramis and his ESL class in "Stripes".

nonamedufus said...

Chris: Yep, that's another one.

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