60. The Knack, 'My Sharona' ('Reality Bites,' 1994) The Knack's ode to cradle…
- Posted on Sep 24th 2010 10:30AM by Pat Pemberton
Robert Matteu, Corbis
After 25-year-old Doug Fieger met 17-year-old Sharona Alperin at a clothing store, it was love at first sight. ("She induced madness," he told the AP years later.) The Knack frontman was so smitten, he went home and wrote 'My Sharona,' an anthemic rock song that reached No. 1 US in 1979, bucking the disco domination of the era. Pictured here at their 1980 Hollywood engagement party, the two never actually wed, despite dating four years. Today, Alperin is a successful real-estate agent to the stars in Los Angeles. In February 2010, her ex-beau Fieger died of cancer at age 57.