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Looking for a song that begins: This could be called U.S.A.

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Looking for a song that begins: This could be called U.S.A. American Teenager today.

The song is about Valerie and Tommy. Valerie dies while talking a bath. "You smashed your head on a towel rack."

other lyrics I remember:

Then one day, Mr. Jones(?) got a call.
The dean of the school told him of Tommy’s bad luck.
While driving to school, in his brand new Porsche
Tommy had been killed by a big Mack truck
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Entertainment
Expert:  Cher replied 4 years ago.
Hello, and welcome to Just Answer.

Is this a recent song or an older one?

Do you remember who sings it? A group, a single male, single female?

In what style is the song? Country, Rap, Rock, etc.?

Thanks for all your additional detail.
Cher
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
It's a song from the sixties. I think it's a group. I had the 45, put it on cassette but didn't record the bands name. I guess you'd call it Doo whop. Male singers. Probably mid to Kate sixties.
"then one day, the news came back
While taking a bath you smashed your head on a towel rack. Your moons she cried and your father he cried. But when they told me Valerie. You had already died.
Now in the chapel boing boing the mothers were there Doo di whA. The fathers were there boing boing the angels sang a hymn Doo di whA. ...... Valerie Valerie. I'll join you there dome day. Doo di whA Doo di whA.

It ends with. Valerie. Valerie and Tommy were together again. Boing boing boing. Repeat
Expert:  Cher replied 4 years ago.
Hi again, and thanks very much for your reply with additional information.

I'll research this for you and let you know what I find.

Thanks for you patience.

Best regards,
Cher
Expert:  Cher replied 4 years ago.
Hi again, and thanks for your patience.

After a lot of searching, I finally found it! This is not the greatest quality recording, but definitely the song you're looking for:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCRO_xFL1_I&feature=related

"Valerie" by The Mark III

Your memory of the lyrics was amazing! Laughing

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Cher
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you do much! I've looking for this one forever!
Expert:  Cher replied 4 years ago.
You are most welcome! It was my pleasure to be of help to you!

Best regards,
Cher