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The Knack: “My Sharona”

The Hook: The late Doug Fieger claimed he modeled the structure of the song after the act of sex.

Album: Get The Knack

Year: 1979

Writers: Doug Fieger and Berton Averre

Stats: Topped the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks.

Background: “My Sharona” by The Knack was the group’s debut single and such a huge hit that the band was unlikely to ever top it — and never did. In a 2000 interview, late frontman Doug Fieger said he had two templates when he wrote the song, one for its structure, the other for a particularly memorable embellishment.

In 2000, the late Doug Fieger of The Knack explained the goal of “My Sharona,” and his stuttering in it. OC:…of that. :25 [phone quality]

“The idea of the song is that it’s sex. You get the foreplay and then you get the build-up and then you get the orgasm and then you get the afterglow, which is the lead, and then you start again. Four minutes of sex. The band that, really, we modeled The Knack after was The Who. I wanted to do a song with a stutter in it like “My Generation” and so the ‘m-m-m-m-my’ came out of that.”