Song She Inspired: The Knack - "My Sharona" (1979)
Highest Position on the Billboard Hot 100: 1

Doug Fieger was 25 when he met 17-year-old Sharona Alperin, and the love-at-first-sight that clobbered him inspired numerous songs, though none of them were anywhere near as successful as "My Sharona," which made Halperin's group, the Knack, one of the most successful one-hit wonders of all time. (Actually, the Knack did put out a few singles that managed to chart after "My Sharona," but don't act like you know them.)

Today, Sharona is a realtor in Los Angeles, and promotes her listings at her official site,