Two other versions of this song entered the US Top-40. First, Del Shannon hit #33 in 1984, then The Honeydrippers took it to #2 in 1984. The Honeydrippers were a pet side project of Robert Plant's, scratching his itch to have an R&B band. They were made up of Led Zeppelin alumni Plant and Jimmy Page, Yardbirds alumnus Jeff Beck, Nile Rodgers from the band Chic (Yowza, yowza, yowza!), and Paul Shaffer. Yes, that would be Late Night with David Letterman
, look-alike for Curb Your Enthusiasm
's Larry David, that
Paul Shaffer. He's on keyboards.
Please allow us this tangent while we're on David Letterman and 1984: Letterman was a guest star in the Marvel comic series The Avengers
in that year. Story here, with cover shot
. The story even had Paul Shaffer wearing a Captain America shirt.