This was a cover of a Randy & The Rainbows song "Denise," which reached #10 in America in 1963. The song was written by Neil Levenson after meeting a girl called Denise Lefrak. He originally called it "Pretty Girl" before changing it the title to "Denise."
Songwriter Neil Levenson brought Randy & The Rainbows in contact with the Tokens ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight"). The Tokens producers worked on the track, and it became the last Doo Wop hit for the Laurie label.
Suggestion credit: paul - enkhuizen, Netherlands
Deborah Harry sang a verse in French to justify the name and gender change. The French verse was going to be cut, but the Blondie vocalist insisted on keeping it and the verse stayed.
Though not a hit in their native America, this was Blondie's breakthrough hit in the UK and continental Europe. It was helped by their British-based record company Chrysalis Records promoting it extensively.
This won Blondie their first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
Suggestion credit: Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above
Nicolas from Paris, FranceAccording to book "Itinraire d'un dandy pop" which is the biography of Jacno's from the French duet Elli and Jacno, this song was a message from Debbie Harry to him. Jacno real name is Denis Quillard.
Howard from Wakefield, United KingdomSimilar to Peggy Sue by Buddy Holly; that's obvious.