Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, August 13, 1964 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was written by the songwriting team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, who were looking to recreate the gibberish gold they struck on The Crystals hit "Da Doo Ron Ron." They stumbled upon "Do Doo Ron Ron," but found that creating a nonsense phrase on purpose was not easy, as it had to sound good and sing well. They settled on "Do Wah Diddy," and pictured it as another girl group hit. It was first recorded (as "Do-Wah-Diddy") in 1963 by The Exciters, who were coming off their hit song "Tell Him."
Who sang Do Wah Diddy Diddy?
Do Wah Diddy Diddy was performed by Manfred Mann
What year did Do Wah Diddy Diddy get to the UK number 1 spot?
Do Wah Diddy Diddy first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, August 13, 1964
How long was Do Wah Diddy Diddy at number 1 in the UK?
Do Wah Diddy Diddy spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.