The Knack reimagine ‘My Sharona’ as ‘Bye, Corona’ - watch the video here

26 March 2020, 15:34

The Knack in 1981
The Knack in 1981. Picture: Getty

By Rory O'Connor

The Knack have reimagined their 1979 hit ‘My Sharona’ as a coronavirus pandemic anthem ‘Bye, Corona’.

Members of the band uploaded the reimagined song in a video online.

Lead guitarist Berton Averre said: "Some people have asked whether we were going to get around to doing our own ‘Sharona’ corona parody song, because apparently, there aren’t enough of them.

"Sadly, our lead singer is no longer with us and trust me, you don’t want to hear me croak it out."

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Watch the video for 'Bye, Corona!' here:

Fans of the band will know lead singer Doug Fieger died from cancer in 2010.

In the new video, Berton gave fans a close-up demonstration video of how to play the track’s guitar solo.

Bassist Prescott Niles then joined Berton virtually for the chorus, singing: "Bye, Corona!"

The and also notified fans that recent digital streaming royalties for ‘My Sharona’ will be donated to Music Heath Alliance.

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