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In a little less than 2 1/2 minutes, this song explains the 3 steps to eternal happiness. They are:
1) Find a girl.
2) Get her to fall in love with you.
3) Make her feel loved.
Cochran's advice, while disarmingly simple, is generally effective. The Beatles arrived at a similar conclusion in their 1967 song "All You Need Is Love
Cochran wrote this with his good friend and fellow songwriter Jerry Capehart, who also helped him write "Summertime Blues
The Crickets, who were Buddy Holly's band before the rocker died in 1959, backed Cochran on this song.
Cochran died on April 17, 1960 when a London cab he was riding in skidded off the road. This song was released about a month after his death, and while it was a huge hit in England, it was oddly ignored in Cochran's native America.
A cover by the British Pop group Showaddywaddy made it to #2 on the UK charts in 1975.
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