Written by Howard Greenfield and Carole King, this was the Everlys' first hit with a song from the Brill Building stable of songwriters.
King, writing with her usual partner Gerry Goffin, had just previously come from two top-charting successes: "Run To Him
" and "Take Good Care Of My Baby
," both for Bobby Vee. Don Kirshner, co-producer at Aldon Music, had originally intended "Run To Him" to be for the Everly Brothers, but Vee's producer had snagged that song, too. Kirshner had been eager to produce a hit for the Everlys since his first day in business, so this was a dream come true for him.