In a 2009 interview with the Jersey Boys Blog
, Peggy Santiglia admitted her fellow Angels were more confident in the song than she was. "Bibs [Barbara Allbut] and Jiggs [Phyllis Allbut] both truly believed it was going to be a huge hit and they were right. I have to admit I liked some of our other recordings more than 'Boyfriend,' but looking back I'm thrilled they were right. Most of the others ended up on our My Boyfriend's Back
album. I was vacationing at the Jersey Shore with my parents when they called to say, 'Peggy, you'd better come back - 'Boyfriend' is all over the radio and we have to go on the road now!' That song, the way we sang it, the touring we did all over the world and the people we met almost instantly changed my life."