The sixth of seven consecutive Top 10 hits for Gary Lewis & the Playboys, this one was written by Bobby Russell, who also wrote "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
," "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
," and "Honey
." Russell's songs could be heartwrenching, but Lewis delivered this one in a more lighthearted manner, making it sound like he wasn't too worried about losing the girl.Lewis told Songfacts
that his producer, Snuff Garrett, gave him a lot of leeway when it came to how he sang the songs. "Snuffy was always happy with my interpretation of songs," said Lewis. "He never told me sing something a certain way. He never did. He was totally happy with however I sounded. My voice, to me now, it sounds like an inexperienced voice. And it was. But I hit the notes, I had a real good memory for listening to a demo, and I just put my feeling behind the song. And Snuff was always happy with that."