Country artist Jamie O'Neal
told us about her admiration for this song, which she covered for Eternal
, her aptly titled album of classic covers: "I think there's songs, like 'The Sweetest Thing,' that'll live on forever, and when you hear it, it takes you right back to where you were when that was a big hit for Juice Newton ... I think that song stands the test of time and that's what makes it a classic to me is the fact that everybody knows it. Not just in one little area of music, but across the board, everybody knows that song."