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"Donna" is a song written and sung by Ritchie Valens[1] featuring the 50s progression[2]. The song was released in 1958 on Del-Fi Records.[3] It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the following year, becoming Valens' highest-charting single. The song was covered by another Del-Fi artist and western actor, Johnny Crawford, in 1962. It was also covered in 2003 by American punk band The Misfits on their album Project 1950, which was a cover album of 1950s songs.

It was written as a tribute to his high school sweetheart, Donna Ludwig, now known as Donna Fox.

"Donna", the second Ritchie Valens single released, was the A side of the influential and much more famous song "La Bamba". This single was only one of three, along with the previous single ("Come On, Let's Go"/"Framed" – Del-Fi 4106) and the follow-up ("Fast Freight"/"Big Baby Blues" – Del-Fi 4111) ever released in Valens's lifetime.

Original Del-Fi pressings of "Donna"/"La Bamba" include black and sea green labels with circles, later replaced with solid sea green or solid dark green labels. Early 1960s pressings have black labels with sea green "sawtooth" outer edge.

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