The song was written by Richard Gottehrer, Jerry Goldstein and Bob Feldman, who had three US hits in the mid 1960s as The Strangeloves including "I Want Candy
." The trio also wrote and produced the Angels 1963 US chart-topper "My Boyfriend's Back
." Gottehrer went on to become a partner in Sire Records and produced albums for the Go-Go's and Blondie.