Ah! Leah!

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"Ah! Leah!"
Ah Leah.jpg
Single by Donnie Iris
from the album Back on the Streets
B-side "Joking"
Released October, 1980
Format 7"
Recorded 1980
Length 3:41
Label Midwest National
Producer(s) Mark Avsec
Donnie Iris singles chronology
"Ah! Leah!"
"I Can't Hear You"

"Ah! Leah!" is a song by American rock musician Donnie Iris from his 1980 album Back on the Streets. The song was released as a single in late 1980 and reached number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100, 22 on the Cash Box Top 100, and 19 on the US Billboard Top Tracks chart. The song is widely considered to be Iris' signature song[1] and was most popular in Canada, where it became a Top 10 hit.[2]

A full complement of eight musicians appeared in the early live performances of the song, including lead singer Iris, a drummer, three guitar players, one keyboardist and at least two backing vocalists, one female and one male. The song has a driving beat, underscoring a passionate vocal performance by Iris.

The title of the song has been referenced in the form of puns on a few of Iris's later albums—the 2009 live album Ah! Live! and the 2010 Christmas album Ah! Leluiah!.

Electric Six covered the song on their cover-album Mimicry and Memories (2015).[3]

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  1. ^ "The Popdose Guide to Donnie Iris and the Cruisers: It's a Rough World". Popdose.com. 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Top Singles". RPM. 21 March 1981. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Final track listing for Mimicry and Memories". Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 

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