Donna the Prima Donna

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"Donna the Prima Donna"
Single by Dion
from the album Donna the Prima Donna
B-side"You're Mine"
ReleasedAugust 20, 1963
Genre Rock and roll
Length2:47
Label Columbia Records 42852
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Robert Mersey
Dion singles chronology
"Be Careful of Stones That You Throw"
(1963)
"Donna the Prima Donna"
(1963)
" Drip Drop"
(1963)

"Donna the Prima Donna" is a song written by Dion DiMucci and Ernie Maresca and performed by Dion. It reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, [1] No. 9 on the Cash Box Top 100, [2] and No. 17 on Billboard's R&B chart in 1963, [1] while reaching No. 17 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade, [3] and No. 2 in Hong Kong. [4] It was the title song of his 1963 album, Donna the Prima Donna. [5]

The song was produced by Robert Mersey and arranged by DiMucci. [6] The backing group is the Del-Satins.

The song was ranked No. 86 on Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1963. [7] It references Zsa Zsa Gabor and how the titular girl of the title tries to look like her.

References

  1. ^ a b Dion, "Donna the Prima Donna" Chart Positions Retrieved February 13, 2014
  2. ^ " Cash Box Top 100", Cash Box. October 26, 1963. p. 5. Retrieved April 18, 2020.
  3. ^ "1050 CHUM – CHUM Charts: Dion". CHUM. Archived from the original on July 18, 2006. Retrieved April 18, 2020.
  4. ^ " Hits of the World", Billboard. November 16, 1963. p. 36. Retrieved April 18, 2020.
  5. ^ Dion, Donna the Prima Donna Retrieved February 13, 2014
  6. ^ Dion, "Donna the Prima Donna" single release Retrieved February 13, 2014
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1963". Archived from the original on November 29, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2014.