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Da Doo Ron Ron
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Da Doo Ron Ron

The Crystals
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Da Doo Ron Ron

Song Meaning and Background by Da Doo Ron Ron by The Crystals


"Da Doo Ron Ron" is a song written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector.


The song is the first collaboration in songwriting by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector.


The song was composed over two days in Spector's office in New York. The title "Da Doo Ron Ron" was initially just nonsense syllables used as dummy line to separate each stanza and chorus until proper lyrics could be written, but Spector liked it so much that he kept it.


Phil Spector did not want lyrics that were too cerebral and would interfere with a simple boy-meets-girl story line.


The rhymes of the opening lines, "I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still ... Somebody told me that his name was Bill" was inspired by Bill Walsh, a friend of Spector who happened to visit Spector while the three were writing the song.


Dolores Brooks was the lead vocalist. Brooks told the syndicated radio program Solid Gold Weekend that Cher was one of the singers backing her lead vocals.


It first became a popular top five hit single for the American girl group the Crystals in 1963.


American teen idol Shaun Cassidy recorded the song in 1977 and his version hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


Lyrics by Da Doo Ron Ron by The Crystals


I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Somebody told me that his name was Bill

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo 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

 

I knew what he was doin' when he caught my eye

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

He looked so quiet, but my oh my

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

 

Yes, he caught my eye

Yes, my oh my

And when he walked me home

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

 

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

 

Picked me up at seven and he looked so fine

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Someday soon, I'm gonna make him mine

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo 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

 

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron


Release Date

1963

Songwriter/s

Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector.

Producer/s

Phil Spector

Label/s

Philles

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