Manfred Mann Shakin’ to “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”

“Do Wah Diddy Diddy” is a pop song originally recorded by the American group The Exciters in 1963 under the title “Do-Wah-Diddy.” However, it became widely popular when the British band Manfred Mann covered it in 1964. It was included on their album “The Manfred Mann Album.”

Manfred Mann’s version of “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” is known for its catchy and upbeat sound, featuring lead vocals by Paul Jones. The lyrics describe the excitement and happiness of being in love, with the repeated line, “There she was just a-walkin’ down the street, singin’ ‘Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do.'”

The song was a commercial success and reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It became one of Manfred Mann’s most well-known hits.

“Do Wah Diddy Diddy” is celebrated for its infectious and joyful qualities and its role in the British Invasion of the American music scene in the 1960s. The song continues to be a favorite among fans of that era and is often included in retrospectives of the period.

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