Definitions for DONNAˈdɔn nɑ
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an Italian woman of rank
Origin: A 19th century invention from the noun donna; also interpreted as a feminine form of Donald.
a lady; madam; mistress; -- the title given a lady in Italy
Origin: [It. donna, L. domina. See Don, Dame.]
"Donna" is a song written and sung by Ritchie Valens, featuring the 50s progression. The song was released in 1958 on Del-Fi Records. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the following year, becoming Valens' highest-charting single. 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 more famous song "La Bamba". This single was only one of three, along with the previous single and the follow-up 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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