Bangles lead singer Susanna Hoffs
wrote this with Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, who have written many hit songs, including "Like A Virgin
," "True Colors
" and "I Touch Myself
." Steinberg told Songfacts
: "Right from the get go the Bangles were a retro '60s kind of band. They loved '60s music, obscure groups like The Merry Go Round. There was a song by The Merry Go Round called 'Live' and the Bangles used to do that. They liked everything from Petula Clark to The Beatles, so when we got together to write with Susanna, it was right up our alley because Tom and I grew up with '60s music and that was what we loved also."