It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

The Knack

Forming in Los Angeles in the late '70s, the Knack (Doug Fieger, vocals/guitar; Berton Averre, lead guitar; Prescott Niles, bass; and Bruce Gary, drums) were neither punk nor rock, but pure simple pop, standing out among the musical dross that littered the Sunset Strip. Signing with Capitol after a feeding frenzy of label offers, the Knack released their debut, Get the Knack, in 1979. With its leadoff single, "My Sharona," the Knack climbed both the album and singles charts (eventually selling millions of copies around the globe), gained wide commercial acceptance, and regenerated the power pop scene that had laid dormant for half a decade.

The Knack's image, or lack thereof, was often unfavorably compared to the Beatles, but their music relied on the rough punchiness of the Kinks and the Who rather than the Fab Four. Their refusal to do interviews turned critics against them, and by the time they released their second album, ...But the Little Girls Understand, less than a year after the debut, the backlash had already begun ("Knuke the Knack").

The Knack then began a quick spiral downward that they were never to recover from. Their third album, Round Trip, was adventurous and daring and received favorable reviews, but the band decided to split up soon after the album was released. Due to their continuing underground popularity, the Knack resurfaced almost a decade later (minus Bruce Gary) and recorded the abysmal Serious Fun before hiding out once again to lick their wounds. The appearance of "My Sharona" on soundtracks and compilations caused the Knack to be thrown in the midst of a revival of sorts, reuniting and playing the occasional show in L.A. Bruce Gary temporarily returned to the fold, but by the time the Knack released their second "reunion" album, Zoom, during the summer of 1998, the drum stool had been filled by Terry Bozzio (formerly of Missing Persons and Frank Zappa's band). Still, the bandmembers hoped that a whole new generation of music fans would get the Knack with the release of 2001's Normal as the Next Guy, an album that found the group at its best when discarding old formulas. Fieger, however, died in 2010 after battling lung and heart cancer. ~ Steve "Spaz" Schnee
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Live From The Rock'n'Roll Fun House (Explicit)

1. Pop Is Dead

2. Baby Talks Dirty

3. Oh Tara

4. Can I Borrow A Kiss

5. Another Lousy Day In Paradise

6. Good Girls Don't

7. One Day At A Time

8. Siamese Twins (The Monkey And Me)

9. Harder On You

10. Sweet Dreams

11. That's What The Little Girls Do

12. (She's So) Selfish

13. My Sharona

14. (Havin A) Rave Up

15. Tequila/Break On Through (To The Other Side)

x

Track List: Get The Knack

1. Let Me Out

2. Your Number Or Your Name

3. Oh Tara

4. (She's So) Selfish

5. Maybe Tonight

6. Good Girls Don't

7. My Sharona

8. Heartbeat

9. Siamese Twins (The Monkey And Me)

10. Lucinda

11. That's What The Little Girls Do

12. Frustrated

x

Track List: Normal As The Next Guy

1. Les Girls

2. Disillusion Town

3. Girl I Never Lied To You

4. Normal As The Next Guy

5. Spiritual Pursuit

6. It's Not Me

7. One Day At A Time

8. Seven Days Of Heaven

9. Dance Of Romance

10. Reason To Live

11. A World Of My Own

12. The Man On The Beach

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Oh yes the Knack 8-Track Tape.
Report as inappropriate
Great band-The Knack!!
We lost Doug Fieger (cancer) not long ago.
Doug's brother (Jeff) is a big city attorney here in Detroit.
Report as inappropriate
Blasting from my 8-track player in my 1973 Chevy Vega....
Report as inappropriate
My Bologna....
Report as inappropriate
Mmmmmmmy ears- are in heaven��
Report as inappropriate
Good girls don't....but I do
Report as inappropriate
1979....WOW ...what a damn good year !!!!!
Report as inappropriate
My my my sca rotum!��
Report as inappropriate
When are they gonna add the But the Little Girls Understand album to Pandora?
Report as inappropriate
Yes, But Chuck T, Van Halen has amazing guitar skills, but I would pay to make them stop singing.
Report as inappropriate
Trolls please go away
Report as inappropriate
How is Chuck T full of s---? Every player he mentioned was active at the time, and the following year we would be introduced to Randy Rhodes. How was Zeppelin a memory? In Through the Out Door was released in 1979, returning much of their back catalog to the charts as well. I’ve always liked this band, and I like the MS solo as well. It wouldn’t however be very difficult to list many better ones. That’s not a dig; great pop bands are about hooks not virtuoso solos.
Report as inappropriate
packmanclan
So many great Summer memories blasting this from the stereo ����
Report as inappropriate
This is and was the music of the 70's and 80's...
Report as inappropriate
sandymcleod1 7
AWESOME BAND
Report as inappropriate
GET THE KNACK!!!!
Report as inappropriate
They were so better than just My Sharona
Report as inappropriate
a fantastic and under-rated band, brillant song writers
Report as inappropriate
amye45
I had braces.
Report as inappropriate
This was a great album. Chuck T. you are full of s**t. Led Zeppelin as much as I love them were almost a memory by 1979. The Knack were an awesome Pop group at a time when pop music was almost lost. I personally rate the Knack along great pop bands such as Rockpile, and the Pretenders.
Report as inappropriate
Great band 2nd album and serioius fun r great albums they should have had more success than they had
Report as inappropriate
Referring to the My Sharona guitar solo as one of the greatest in rock is quite far-fetched. While definately enjoyable - it is ridiculously long and offers nothing new or fresh as far as technique goes. Remember at the time you had Eddie Van Halen, Michael Schenker, Jimmy Page and many others scorching the frets. The Knack guy does not belong with such great players - for sure.
Report as inappropriate
ggleixne
How can you say that Serious Fun was abysmal? Really? The label went belly up the week after release and the Rocking Album got no promotion. Sorry to disagree but Serious Fun is the hidden treasure cd in the bargain rack!
Report as inappropriate
jamie2893
their one hit is nauseating. there was so much better music at the time we had supertramp, the cars, we had b-52's, donna summer, foreigner, Elvis costello, Rolling stones, just to name a few so much better s**t than the stupid knack.
Report as inappropriate
My best friend Glenn and I, spent the whole summer fishing when this song came out and/or was all over the radio. We chewed Beachnut Wintergreen Leaf (don't tell my parents). Battery Radio the norm, there wasn't anything else. We caught lots of fish that year, lost a couple big ones, caught a few big ones. This song will always bring me back to wonderful memories.
Report as inappropriate
This was in my childhood
Report as inappropriate
Cool: drums, bass, lead guitar, rhythm guitar...any t h i n g else?...oh, yeah...vocal s . Ultimate song for a four piece band.
Report as inappropriate
Coolest song when I was a teenager, and still is!!
Report as inappropriate
whitt2726
Pop or not the guitar solo in My Sharona is one of the greatest in rock history.
Report as inappropriate
kmf187
Awesome
Report as inappropriate
My sharona!!!!! ! ! ! !
Report as inappropriate
pavlik204
It might have been a one hit wonder but it was a great one
Report as inappropriate
My jam!
Report as inappropriate
The first time I heard my sharona was on full house and I have loved it ever sense
Report as inappropriate
Huge fan of first three albums...lov e this track
Report as inappropriate
frankpepe2
jUST LOOK WHO THEIR PEERS WERE THAT SAYS IT ALL sO gOOD
Report as inappropriate
the solo in my sharona is crazzzy.
Report as inappropriate
tjamanda.ada m s
This used to be Kenny Fortinberry' s favorite song, way back when... RIP Kenny.
Report as inappropriate
Listen to She's so selfish... Had a girlfriend like this. Couldn't ever get to second base!
Report as inappropriate
First two albums are outstanding and totally under-rated. This songwriting is exceptional.
Report as inappropriate
I got the Knack in 1979 when it was released, and that album blew me away! What a great album! I was fortunate to them in concert before Mr. Fieger passed away (RIP)....
Report as inappropriate
j.babczak
great immortal song! it has the best guitar solo ever. (sorry carlos santana).
Report as inappropriate
I wish I had kept that album from back then.
Report as inappropriate
Curtmel, I saw an opening band in the 80's called Helix. The singer did the same thing with the mike stand for their whole set. Everyone in the arena was laughing and mocking the guy by the time Whitesnake came on. So lame it was funny.
Report as inappropriate
Back in 79 my girlfriend got tickets for free, so we went, good show, the lead singer pretty much jacked off the mike stand the whole concert.
Report as inappropriate
lebaron10
For you kids out there-this was a MONSTER when it hit the airwaves. Some people thought they were gonna be the next Beatles. Not quite, but great tune!
Report as inappropriate
acat52188@ao l . c o m
My Sharona is still one of the best songs...EVER ! It's in my top 5 and no one should ever redo this single. It's perfect the way it is. Leave it alone as a testament to the group's legacy. Their first single is unquestionab l y their best. (Good Girls Don't is also worthwhile.)
Report as inappropriate
Simply beautiful, beautifully simple!
Report as inappropriate
I love the Knack. Got me through many depressing nighst in college.
Report as inappropriate
This is my favorite song from them.
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[125, 118, 93, 78, 79, 68, 77, 105, 80, 70, 88, 117, 89, 101, 93, 110, 122, 86, 80, 80, 81, 113, 81, 117, 97, 104, 96, 110, 69, 81, 115, 82, 66, 68, 93, 70, 118, 84, 74, 115, 111, 80, 114, 115, 81, 93, 102, 115, 118, 65, 77, 106, 68, 77, 101, 95, 104, 92, 66, 68, 69, 95, 101, 113, 64, 66, 114, 123, 125, 106, 111, 74, 123, 80, 65, 109, 112, 125, 101, 87, 80, 113, 80, 92, 106, 76, 75, 115, 71, 66, 114, 100, 75, 104, 108, 110, 93, 125, 66, 72, 109, 94, 70, 67, 87, 85, 73, 71, 121, 71, 104, 76, 69, 100, 82, 77, 89, 99, 94, 96, 70, 84, 84, 66, 116, 82, 122, 119, 101, 117, 89, 80, 84, 122, 84, 125, 74, 82, 76, 74, 120, 66, 66, 115, 65, 98, 83, 104, 118, 88, 95, 118, 88, 75, 66, 99, 84, 121, 97, 99, 102, 106, 78, 107, 121, 83, 81, 65, 75, 65, 94, 66, 81, 97, 123, 126, 122, 94, 75, 103, 77, 92, 103, 98, 81, 109, 121, 71, 70, 125, 127, 101, 85, 115, 75, 115, 88, 79, 90, 71, 109, 118, 116, 97, 89, 91, 79, 99, 100, 106, 78, 66, 121, 112, 107, 100, 127, 74, 123, 97, 99, 125, 83, 101, 93, 123, 85, 124, 76, 72, 75, 71, 107, 122, 105, 118, 105, 123, 83, 124, 95, 93, 70, 97, 86, 106, 122, 100, 127, 90, 85, 124, 115, 101, 73, 88, 112, 121, 121, 105, 70, 100, 102, 116, 79, 81, 124, 104, 72, 72, 114, 64, 124, 77, 86, 117, 72, 73, 70, 123, 123, 85, 82, 111, 80, 103, 98, 123, 70, 87, 120, 113, 114, 66, 84, 126, 72, 75, 83, 71, 126, 64, 78, 104, 120, 66, 88, 85, 125, 103, 118, 84, 90, 105, 84, 124, 69, 71, 98, 76, 99, 77, 87, 126, 93, 104, 123, 126, 76, 67, 104, 100, 73, 88, 127, 105, 83, 112, 74, 65, 80, 125, 123, 77, 96, 104, 96, 127, 80, 83, 88, 102, 68, 110, 117, 123, 90, 121, 110, 108, 107, 104, 64, 125, 64, 86, 107, 87, 94, 111, 75, 108, 103, 72, 103, 108, 67, 78, 76, 71, 110, 107, 97, 97, 83, 111, 119, 127, 100, 113, 104, 64, 123, 110, 76, 110, 69, 114, 126, 102, 98, 66, 82, 105, 107, 114, 89, 74, 99, 75, 91, 126, 70, 124, 79, 80, 73, 85, 74, 101, 113, 110, 114, 86, 99, 78, 89, 118, 118, 75, 75, 81, 123, 81, 108, 91, 122, 108, 88, 100, 72, 99, 125, 127, 95, 69, 77, 127, 80, 101, 113, 67, 83, 119, 67, 65, 73, 113, 100, 69, 104, 107, 116, 86, 83, 122, 114, 81, 65, 70, 81, 86, 117, 73, 75, 119, 112, 77, 95, 86, 86, 122, 105, 73, 69, 84, 83, 103, 100, 103, 121, 93, 96, 87, 76, 105, 75, 78, 88, 97, 65, 115, 126, 122, 74, 84, 83, 118, 126, 106, 96, 122]