"Da Doo Ron Ron" is a 1963 hit single by The Crystals produced by Phil Spector in his Wall of Sound style. The song was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Spector; on June 8, it reached number three on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. It also reached number five in the UK. According to Darlene Love (another of Spector's recording artists) the track was originally recorded by The Blossoms, with Love herself on lead vocal. Prior to release, Spector erased Love's lead and replaced it with a vocal by the Crystals' Dolores "LaLa" Brooks, although he kept the Blossoms' backing vocals in place.
Bette Midler recorded a cover of the song for her album ''Bette Midler'' (1973). The song is performed as a medley with "Uptown" and "Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)".
Bootlegged studio recordings of the song are found by such artists as Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys (''Keepin' The Summer Alive'' era). It became a #1 Billboard hit in 1977, launching the career of teen idol Shaun Cassidy. (The words were changed slightly to keep it a boy-girl song.) All-girl rock band The Donnas recorded a version of the song as a single, which was later placed on the 1998 re-release of their 1997 self-titled cd. Other artists who have covered this song include The Carpenters, Jack Nitzsche, Ian Matthews, The Raindrops, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes and The Searchers.
In 2004, this song was ranked #114 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.