Chart Position: 1

  • #451 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written and produced by Sonny Bono
  • Vocals: Sonny and Cher Bono
  • Guitar: Barney Kessel, Steve Mann, Monte Dunn
  • Keyboards: Harold Battiste, Don Randi
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • This is Sonny & Cher’s only #1 single
  • This was originally the b side of ‘Its Gonna Rain’ (1965)
  • Sonny and Cher’s very last musical performance together was of this song, an impromptu rendition on The David Letterman Show in 1997, less than a year before Sonny Bono’s accidental death
  • Later recorded by James Last Band (1965), Dora Hall (1966), Etta James (1968) Majestics (1968), Tiny Tim (1968), Foster Sylvers w/Pat & Angie Sylvers (1974), Dictators (1975), UB40 w/Chrissie Hynde (1985), Nino Tempo & April Stevens (1982), Flying Pickets (1986), Cher w/Beavis & Butt-Head (1993), BB Band (1999), Bart & Vanessa (2001), Captain Smartypants (2004), Janis Ian (2005), Danny Seward (2005), Bandx (2009), Blackmore’s Night (2015) and many others



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