Donna (10cc song)

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Single by 10cc
from the album 10cc
Released September 23, 1972
Genre Pop rock, art pop, doo-wop
Length 2:53
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Kevin Godley and Lol Creme
10cc singles chronology
"Johnny Don't Do It"

"Donna" is the first single by British art pop band 10cc. Released in 1972, it peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] The song was written by Kevin Godley and Lol Creme.

"Donna", a parody of doo wop songs[2] (see also "Donna" by Ritchie Valens), was originally written as a potential B-side to the song "Waterfall". The song features sharp contrasts between falsetto in the chorus (Creme) and deep monotone vocals (Godley) in the verse.

Band member Eric Stewart has said: "We knew it had something. We only knew of one person who was mad enough to release it, and that was Jonathan King."[2] The song was subsequently released on King's UK Records label. The band had considered releasing it under the name of "Doctor Father Part Two", resurrecting a band name they had used for their 1970 song "Umbopo". Band manager Harvey Lisburg said there was "a vague sort of plan at that time to keep on bringing out records under different names until they got a hit".[2]


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 552/3. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b c George Tremlett (1976). The 10cc Story. Futura. ISBN 0-8600-7378-5. 

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