Donna the Prima Donna

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"Donna the Prima Donna"
Single by Dion
from the album Donna the Prima Donna
B-side"You're Mine"
ReleasedAugust 20, 1963
GenreRock and roll
LabelColumbia Records 42852
Songwriter(s)Dion DiMucci, Ernie Maresca
Producer(s)Robert Mersey
Dion singles chronology
"Be Careful of Stones That You Throw"
"Donna the Prima Donna"
"Drip Drop"

"Donna the Prima Donna" is a song written by Dion DiMucci and Ernie Maresca and performed by Dion. The song reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #17 on the R&B chart in 1963.[1] The song appeared on his 1963 album, Donna the Prima Donna.[2]

The song was produced by Robert Mersey and arranged by DiMucci.[3] The backing group on the song is The Del-Satins.

The song was ranked #86 on Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1963.[4]

The song references Zsa Zsa Gabor and how the titular girl in the song tries to look like her.


  1. ^ Dion, "Donna the Prima Donna" Chart Positions Retrieved February 13, 2014
  2. ^ Dion, Donna the Prima Donna Retrieved February 13, 2014
  3. ^ Dion, "Donna the Prima Donna" single release Retrieved February 13, 2014
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1963". Archived from the original on November 29, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2014.