Ritchie Valens - Donna / La Bamba album
Donna" is a song written by Ritchie Valens, featuring the 50s progression. The song was released in 1958 on Del-Fi Records. It was Valens' highest-charting single reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the following year. Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price was at number on. It was written as a tribute to his high school sweetheart Donna Ludwig. The song was recorded on December 16, 1958, at the Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles.
Oh, Donna Oh, Donna Oh, Donna Oh, Donna. I had a girl Donna was her name Since she left me I've never been the same. Cause I love my girl Donna, where can you be? Where can you be? Now that you're gone I'm left all alone All by myself To wander and roam. Aired first in 1959, Donna, Track number 4 from the Album Ritchie Valens by Ritchie Valens. Written By Ritchie Valens. Interpolated By. Oh Daddy by Natti Natasha.
Artists Ritchie Valens La Bamba. La Bamba Ritchie Valens. This album has an average beat per minute of 115 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 67/162 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 75BPM, ends at 84BPM (+9), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Ritchie Valens. La Bamba: The Definitive Collection.
The ballad "Donna", an ode to Ritchie Valens' high school girlfriend, was the featured title on the original October 1958 release of this single, and reached in the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1959. The B-side, an upbeat, rock & roll reworking of the Mexican folk song "La Bamba", peaked at in 1959, but became the featured title on reissues after the success of a 1987 Ritchie Valens biopic of the same name. The soundtrack used a faithful cover by Los Lobos rather than Valens' original mono, unpolished recording.
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Written-By – R. Valens*
Adapted By [Adapt'n By] – Ritchie ValensWritten-By [Uncredited] – Traditional
- Published By – PolyGram Belgium – AA 126.1F
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: B.I.E.M.
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): PTF-126 A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): PTF-126 B