Da Doo Ron Ron

Album: The Crystals Sing the Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (1963)
Charted: 5 3
  • I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still.
    Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron.
    Someboy told me that his name was Bill.
    Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron.

    Yes, my heart stood still.
    Yes, his name was Bill.
    And when he walked me home
    da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron.

    He knew what he was doin' when he caught my eye.
    Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron.
    He looked so quiet but my oh my.
    Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron.

    Yes, he caught my eye.
    Yes, but my oh my.
    And when he walked me home
    da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron.

    Picked me up at seven and he looked so fine.
    Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron.
    Someday soon I'm gonna make him mine.
    Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron.

    Yes, he looked so fine.
    Yes, I'll make him mine.
    And when he walked me home
    da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah,
    da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron.Writer/s: JEFF BARRY, ELLIE GREENWICH, PHILIP SPECTOR
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 19

  • Aiken Nutz from Tahlequah OkPhenomenal hit. In 1963, I was in junior high & heard it on the radio when it first entered the Top 40. Wow! That "Wall of Sound" was wild back then!! I just had to have that record. And I got it just a few days later at a Woolworth's Dept. Store. That intense beat, fast pace, and the piano made this one of rock & roll's best! I don't think any other record had the drums going "full tilt" like that. Very cool classic !!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 9th 1977, Shaun Cassidy lip-synced "Da Doo Ron Ron" on ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    One month later, saved a day, on May 8th, 1977 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #89...
    {See second post below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 13th 1972, Ian Matthews' covered version of "Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #97; and for the next two weeks it was at #96 and then fell off the chart...
    As a solo artist, Ian Matthews had two other Top 100 records, "Shake It" {#13 in 1979} and "Give Me An Inch" {#67 in 1979}...
    And he charted three times as a member of Matthews' Southern Comfort; "Woodstock" {#23}, "Mare, Take Me Home" {#96}, and "Tell Me Why" {#98}, and they all charted in 1971.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 30th 1977, the TV series "The Hardy Boys Mystery Show", starring Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson. debut on the ABC-TV network {It ran for three seasons, with a grand total of thirty-one episodes}...
    And just over three months later on May 8th, 1977 Shaun Cassidy's covered version of "Da Doo Ron Ron" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #89; and nine weeks later on July 10th, 1977 it peaked at #1 {for 1 week} and spent 22 weeks on the Top 100...
    One week after reaching #1 on the Top 100 it peaked at #1 {for 1 week} on the Canadian RPM 100 chart...
    He had five records make the Top 100; and three of them made the Top 10, this one, "That's Rock 'N Roll" {at #3}, and "Hey Deanie" {at #7}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 6th, 1984, Karen Kamon performed "Da Do Ron Ron"* on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    The song was track five from her 1984 album 'Heart of You' and it never made the Top 100 chart...
    Her main claim to fame was performing the song "Manhunt" from the soundtrack album for the 1983 movie 'Flashdance'...
    Earlier in 1984 she did make Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart with "Loverboy", it peaked at #89...
    * Ms. Kamon's version is on You Tube.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 21st 1963, "Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)" by the Crystals entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #80; and on June 2nd it peaked at #3 (for 1 week) and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    And the week it was at #3; the #1 record was "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore and at #2 was "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto...
    Between 1960 and 1964 the group had eight Top 100 hits; with three making the Top 10 and one reaching #1 ("He's A Rebel" for 2 weeks in 1962)...
    Two covered version of "Da Doo Ron Ron" have charted on the Top 100; Ian Matthews (#96 in 1972) and Shaun Cassidy (#1 for 1 week in 1977).
  • Bubblesk from Memphis, TnBack in '63 there was nothing else similar to "Da Doo Ron Ron" on the record charts. Those frantic drums & the girls' vocals put this one solidly into rock & roll history. Then before rock & roll fans could catch their breathes, along came the Crystals' follow-up, "Then He Kissed Me" (often called one of Phil Spector's first masterpieces of The Wall of Sound). When I was a teenager in '63, this song was simply stunning to hear on our mono radios in our cars of the times. And The Crystals were awarded a gold record for this exceptional recording.
  • Jon from Destin, FlAgree with Eisso. The original had it all.
  • Eisso from Groningen, NetherlandsGreat song! It should be forbidden for anybody but the Crystals to sing it. The covers sound allright, but mostly for people who never heard the original, which sound like an avalanche, a thunderstorm, extasis, you name it.
  • Matt from Galway, IrelandI'm a sucker for this kind of songs. Love them, and sometimes I would listen to nothing else. Phil Spector's wall of sound sure was hard hitting!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyBruce Springsteen sang this song in concert at the United Center in Chicago on 09-20-2009, he also mentioned Ellie Greenwick and praised her as a great songwriter...
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumMy dear and wonderful Ellie Greenwich, you left us on August 26 and I feel sad. R.I.P. and thanks for the beautiful songs you wrote with Jeff Barry and with Jeff Barry and Phil Spector.
  • Kevin from Birmingham, United KingdomThis Song was also featured in two Mcdonald's Adverts With Ronald McDonald dancing around a hall and a house,
    There was two of these adverts the hall was the first one then the one in the house was the second one telling the children that they should love their mother
    One was in I think it was in a school hall with pre school children dancing around
    Ronald McDonald singing his own words and the children singing we do ron ron ron we do ron ron
    Then there was one in a house
    With the children singing we do ron ron ron we do ron ron
    Kids or anyone remember thse two adverts

  • Dave from Des Moines, IaThere was a great special years ago that featured Shirley Alston Reeves, Ronnie Spector, Lesley Gore, Freda Payne, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves, Grace Slick, Belinda Carlisle, and Brenda Lee all singing this.
  • Rob from Vancouver, CanadaCovered by Shawn Cassidy and used in an episode of "The Hardy Boys" TV show.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyThis song was used in the movie "Stripes" in a scene where Harold Ramis tries to teach it to immigrants in an English language class.
  • Amy from Monaghan, Irelandi remember when i was about 8 some demented teacher in primary school made us learn this in Irish, and sing it ever day. strange i can tell ya
  • Teresa from Mechelen, Belgium"I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still", still love it after all these years, Beautiful song of Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry. "Wall of Sound" forever.
  • Dee from Indianapolis, InGreat tune and fun to listen to.
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