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Album: One Fine DayReleased: 1963Charted:
This is about a girl who has a crush on a boy who doesn't appear interested in her. She expects that he'll eventually fall for her, and waits eagerly for that day.
This was written by songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin. It was intended for Little Eva, who was the babysitter for King and Goffin and had a hit the year earlier with their song "Locomotion." Her voice did not sound right when they recorded it, so this went to The Chiffons. Carole King finally released her "official" version two decades later; her version reached #12 in the US.
That's the Chiffons' voices on the instrumental track of the demo recording. They erased King's voice and added percussion.
S Club Juniours did a cover of this song, as did the Nylons (although they changed the word "girl" to "guy", as the group was male).
This was used as the title and theme song for a 1996 romantic comedy starring George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer. It's about two people who meet on the worst day of both their lives- until they fall in love.
The Carpenters covered this on an EP called Now And Then
. It was a reasonably faithful Shoo-Wop version cleaned up and with the very distinctive Carpenters' production.