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, this one 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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Ooh my little pretty one, pretty one.
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When you gonna give me some time, Sharona?