Do Wah Diddy Diddy
|"Do Wah Diddy Diddy"|
|Single by Manfred Mann|
|from the album The Manfred Mann Album|
|B-side||"What You Gonna Do?"|
|Released||10 July 1964 (UK)
3 August 1964 (US)
|Format||Vinyl record (7")|
|Recorded||11 June 1964|
|Label||HMV POP1320 (UK)
Ascot AS 2157 (US)
Capitol 72178 (Canada)
|Writer(s)||Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich|
|Manfred Mann singles chronology|
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, released on 10 July and spent two weeks No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in August and two weeks at the No. 1 spot in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in October.
Other cover versions
- In 1964, the song was covered by French singer Sheila as "Vous les copains" ("You, my friends"). It was also covered that year by Québécois singer Tony Roman, as "Do Wha Diddy".
- Reparata and the Delrons covered the song on their 1965 LP Whenever a Teenager Cries.
- The British pop band, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich covered the song, and it appears on their greatest hits album.
- Andrew Gold covered the song on his 1976 album What's Wrong with This Picture.
- The song was covered by German girl group À La Carte in 1980, and by Dutch girl group the Dolly Dots in 1982.
- The Fools, a Massachusetts rock band, did their version in 1985 which was extensively played on MTV.
- The song was parodied by the controversial hip hop group 2 Live Crew on their 1988 album Move Somethin', and by the Macc Lads in their song Manfred Macc.
- The Moffatts covered the song in 1995.
- In 1995, german pop band Fun Factory covered the song as "Doh Wah Diddy", which became their biggest hit in Germany to date.
- The song was remade by a Korean idol group Shinhwa in 1998.
- DJ Ötzi released his cover version in 2001.
- Riders in the Sky released a Monsters, Inc. version on the album Monsters, Inc. Scream Factory Favorites in 2002.
- The song was covered by Kramer on his LP "THE BRILL BUILDING", a collection of songs celebrating the '60–'66 era of hit songwriting in the Brill Bldg, released in 2012 on Tzadik Records.
- As a result of the song's prominent use by Bill Murray and Harold Ramis in the 1981 film Stripes, it has become a popular military cadence.
- The song is a repeated motif in LA Story, a 1991 film by Steve Martin. In the movie the title of the song is an answer to a puzzle given earlier in the movie 
- It was used as the theme song for the Philippine television series Ang TV during the 1990s.
- The song was sung by Jesse and the Rippers on Full House.
- The song was sung by Melissa McCarthy during an episode of Mike and Molly after her character had become drugged up.
- The song was featured in the 1991 film My Girl, sung by main character Vada Sultenfuss when dealing with distressing situations
- The song was sung by Jill Taylor in the episode "Advise and Repent" on Home Improvement
- The songs tune was featured in Short Circuit 2 in an attempt to guide Sandy Banatoni to the Doo Wah's Chinese restaurant where Benjamin Jahrvi and Fred Ritter are trapped.
- The song was used as part of a crude lie detector device in an episode of Simon & Simon.
- "All the Number One Singles: 1964". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
- 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.
- http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/l/la-story-script-transcript-martin.html. Missing or empty
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