Ellie Greenwich was not just a premier-league songwriter, she was a fine backing singer as well; she and Jeff Barry often did the backing vocals for the songs they wrote. Neil Diamond recalled to Rolling Stone
her contribution to this song: "Ellie was the best background singer ever. She did all the background parts on my early Bang records, 'Cherry Cherry,' 'She Got the Way to Move Me,' 'Kentucky Woman
' - all of those records were Jeff and Ellie. They just had this great knack of singing all kinds of background parts and they were great at it. She invented the background parts to 'Cherry Cherry.'"