Do Wah Diddy Diddy

Album: Original Hits (1964)
Charted: 1 1
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  • There she was just a-walkin' down the street, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
    Snappin' her fingers and shufflin' her feet, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
    She looked good (looked good), she looked fine (looked fine)
    She looked good, she looked fine and I nearly lost my mind

    Before I knew it she was walkin' next to me, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
    Holdin' my hand just as natural as can be, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
    We walked on (walked on) to my door (my door)
    We walked on to my door, then we kissed a little more

    Whoa-oh, I knew we was falling in love
    Yes I did, and so I told her all the things I'd been dreamin' of

    Now we're together nearly every single day, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
    A-we're so happy and that's how we're gonna stay, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
    Well, I'm hers (I'm hers), she's mine (she's mine)
    I'm hers, she's mine, wedding bells are gonna chime

    Whoa-oh, I knew we was falling in love
    Yes I did, and so I told her all the things I'd been dreamin' of

    Now we're together nearly every single day, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
    A-we're so happy and that's how we're gonna stay, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
    Well, I'm hers (I'm hers), she's mine (she's mine)
    I'm hers, she's mine, wedding bells are gonna chime

    Whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh yeah
    Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do, we'll sing it
    Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do, oh yeah, oh, oh yeah
    Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do Writer/s: Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 20

  • Delores from CasselberryI love my girl so I love “there he was just a walk-in Down the street”
  • Adam from South AfricaThe good days. A playback from wayback!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 18th 1964, Manfred Mann performed "Sha La La" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'...
    At the time the song was at #47 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and eight weeks later on January 3rd, 1965 it peaked at #12 {for 1 week}...
    It entered the Top 100 at #71 on Nov. 8th, 1964; and that same week their debut record, "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", was at #7.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 9th, 1964, Manfred Mann performed "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'...
    Four months earlier on August 30th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on October 11th it peaked at #1 (for 2 weeks) and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on August 13th it reached #1 (for 2 weeks) on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    It was originally recorded by the Exciters, and their version entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 on December 29th, 1963 and it peaked at #78...
    R.I.P. Jimmy O'Neil (Shindig's host, 1940 - 2013).
  • Teresa from Mechelen, Belgium"Do Wah Diddy Diddy", always a joy to hear this wonderful song. One of those written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry. Ellie Greenwich died on August 26 2009 but her songs will last 4 ever.
  • Pat from Albuquerque, NmI was in the US Army in the early 70s. By that time, Do Wah Diddy Diddy was a regularly used marching song. Thanks, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis for using this song in Stripes! This was one of the flicks that kept me sane until I finished my term of service.
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnI remember hearing the song in two movies. The first was "My Girl" with Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis and Anna Chlumsky who sang the song in the movie. The second and most remembered was "Stripes" with Bill Murray as he sang it during an Army march scene that was hilarious.
  • Lester from New York City, NyManny Lubowitz is still out there making music with The Earth Band. I named a cat Manny after Manfred.
  • Jamie from Seaside, OrClarke: You don't have to be a certain age. I'm 20 years old, and I know this song by heart!
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiaahhhhhhh your right Ron...buy ya a beer next time i see you
  • Clarke from Pittsburgh, PaIf you're of a certain age, I think it must be physically impossible NOT to sing along with this song.
  • Caitlin from Binghamton, NyIt's Doo wah diddy diddy down diddy do
  • Neil from MiddlesbroughThe Blue Melons did a Ragga/Dance version in 1996
  • Annabelle from Eugene, OrIs Manfred Mann the same as Manfred Mann's Earth Band?
  • Chrissy from Westmont, Ilthis song is odd
  • Teresa from Mechelen, Belgium"Do Wah Diddy Diddy", just love it. Thank you Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, you're just great.
    I also love the songs you wrote with Phil Spector for the Crystals, the Ronettes ...and specially
    the fabulous "River deep, mountain high" that can be considered as the masterpiece of Phil Spector.
  • Ron from Senatobia, MsActually, Pete, Harold's character teaches the class "Da Doo Ron Ron". "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" comes later in the film during a march.
  • Mark from Hereford, EnglandManfed Mann came from South Africa in the early 60's and joined in the R&B (Not that modern sh*t) movement that was going on around the London clubs. He was last heard of as Professor of Popular Music at some college - Reading , I think. He discovered a whole raft of musicians, most of whom still tour as the Manfreds. But they also spawned Gallagher & Lyle, McGuinness Flint and some other bands. Far from being has beens, they do a really good show, and the back catalogue of songs is outstanding. Go see.
  • Doug from Lake Mary, FlManfred Mann supposedly hated the production of this record, which ironically made them world-famous. If you've listened to many of their album cuts (blues/jazz-influenced and more musically sophisticated), it does make sense that they thought this song was a "puff-piece".
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiain the movie Stripes ,which starred Bill Murray anfd Harold Ramis, Harold's character taught a learn to speak english class, in one scene he had the class give an example of what they had learnt...so they sang this song
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