This song was originally recorded by The Righteous Brothers. Released as a single in 1975, it went nowhere but was revived in 1977 by Clout, a 5-member, all-girl band from South Africa that was managed and produced by Graeme Beggs, who also worked with the acts Charisma and The Soweto String Quartet. Clout was brand new, and Beggs had them record this song as their first single - sort of. He had the girls sing on it, but used a band called Circus to play the instruments.
The song became a surprise hit, going to #1 in South Africa, New Zealand and parts of Europe. It also made #2 in the UK (behind "You're The One That I Want
" by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John) and #67 in America.
This put them in a tough spot, since their breakout hit was actually recorded by a male band. Clout added a male member in 1978 and had a few other hits in South Africa, including "Save Me" and "Under Fire," but split up in 1981.
Greg Bond - Weare, NH