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My Sharona sold 10 million copies!


Formed in Los Angeles in 1978, The Knack had a worldwide hit with their debut single My Sharona already the following year.

The album, entitled Get The Knack had one more single in Good Girls Don’t, it went to #1 in Canada but that was it for the success of the band.

The next two albums didn’t do well and what’s more, they were accused of being a Beatles rip-off, largely down to wearing similar outfits and having an album cover that looked like Meet The Beatles.

But none of it mattered once they started playing My Sharona which decades later is still a guaranteed success when working bands perform it on a Saturday night.

Following a few years of touring, and more unsuccessful album releases they called it a day in 1982.

After a reunion and some band member changes they got back on it and released Serious Fun in 1991, Zoom in 1998, and Normal as the Next Guy in 2001.

The final release was a compilation of old demos called Rock & Roll Is Good For You which came in 2012.

None of these releases made any impact and one suspects their debut single My Sharona has carried the band’s career on its shoulders since the day it was released.



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My Sharona

My Sharona chords

You can learn how to play My Sharona by The Knack using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and the original recording.

G5 | G5 (F#) |
Ooh my little pretty one, pretty one…


The Knack on the web

Listen to The Knack on Spotify.


Biographies

Artist and Band biographies

Behind every single tune you learn, there’s an artist or band with an entire catalogue of music, waiting to be discovered.

Find out more about these great women and men, and let their tunes guide you to success with these Artist & Band biographies.


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About Me Dan Lundholm T

This article about The Knack tunes was written by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and how learning guitar with Spytunes has evolved.

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