Saturday, November 7, 2020

Braless Teen Sharona of "My Sharona": "I always get it up, for [...] the younger kind"

"My Sharona" (1979) is the debut single on The Knack's Get the Knack (1979). "My Sharona" was written by Los Angeles based Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, and the song was inspired by 25-year-old Fieger's attraction to 17-year-old Sharona Alperin. 

In an interview with Richard Leiby of the Washington Post, Fieger was asked, "Is "My Sharona" filthy?" Fieger replied, "Sharona was 17. I was 25 when I wrote the song. But the song was written from the perspective of a 14-year-old boy. It's just an honest song about a 14-year-old boy."

Fieger told the truth about the age difference, but he lied about the song being written from the perspective of a 14-year-old. Here are two examples from the song: "Ooh, my little pretty one, my pretty one" and "I always get it up, for the touch of the younger kind". 

And Sharona shared with National Public Radio"I was about 16 or 17 at the time," Alperin told host Guy Raz. "He was nine years older than me. And within a month or two later, he told me that, 'I'm in love with you, you're my soulmate, you're my other half, we're going to be together one day.' 

Subsequently, Fieger and Sharona were engaged for a number of years. 

Here are the full lyrics:

Per Wikipedia, "My Sharona" was an international number-one hit, it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, it was number one on Billboard's 1979 Top Pop Singles year-end chart, it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and "My Sharonawas Capitol Records' fastest gold status debut single since the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand".

And that is a braless teen Sharona on the cover art for "My Sharona". 

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