51 Weeks: 51 Songs From the Past: Week 3: Shaun Cassidy (sigh)- Da Doo Ron Ron

When I was a teenage girl, my walls were covered with posters of my favorite heart throbs- with Shaun Cassidy topping the list. And why wouldn’t he be? With those dreamy brown eyes, beautiful smile, and pretty voice, what’s a smitten teenage girl not to love?

But he is more than just another pretty face.

Shaun Cassidy was born September 27, 1958, the child of famous actor parents- Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy, half-brother of singer/actor David Cassidy. In addition to singing, he acted, starring in the TV series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, which ran from 1977-1979. Since the 90’s Cassidy has created, wrote and produced shows for both network and cable television.

For Hugh’s 51 Weeks: 51 Songs: Week 3, I’m sharing Da Doo Ron Ron. This song was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector, and recorded by the Crystals in 1963. Shaun Cassidy’s cover of the song topped the charts at number one in 1977.

Listening to Shaun Cassidy sing this song makes my heart go pitter pat in the same way it did all those years ago and I’m a teenage girl once again.