This Pop tune was written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood. It was the first hit for songwriter Albert Hammond, who is the father of The Strokes' guitarist, Albert Hammond Jr. He recalled to The Independent
February 4, 2009 that he "was working at the Chelsea Drug Store (see 'You Can't Always Get What You Want
' for more on that), just doing dishes" when he wrote this song. Hammond added: "I'd carry around a little transistor radio and play it to the other guys when the song came on but they'd never believe it was me."