Chart Position: 6

  • Written by Teddy Randazzo and Bobby Weinstein
  • Lead vocals: Anthony Gourdin
  • Backing vocals: Sammy Strain, Ernest Wright, Clarence Collins
  • Produced by Teddy Randazzo and Bob Costa
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • BMI named this song the 29th most played song of the 20th century
  • This is Little Anthony & Imperials’ biggest hit single
  • Later recorded by Blossoms (1964), Petula Clark (1965), Willie Bobo (1965), Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 (1966), Wes Montgomery (1965), Billy May (1966), Ella Fitzgerald (1966), Harry James (1966), Zombies (1966), Lou Christie (1966), Les McCann (1967), Lettermen (1968), Hank Mobley (1968), Gladys Knight & Pips (1968), Dennis Yost & Classics IV (1968), Florence Ballard (1968), Ramsey Lewis (1968), Ray Conniff (1968), Tony Mottola (1968), Shirley Bassey (1968), Frank Sinatra (1969), Dionne Warwick (1970), Richard Hayman (1969), Floyd Cramer (1971), Gloria Gaynor (1978), Vikki Carr (1982), Lawrence Welk (1989), Perez Prado (1990), Doc Severensen (1992), Les Baxter (1993), Lennon Sisters (1994), Luther Vandross (1996), Tito Puente (1996), Dr. John (1999), Diahann Carroll (1999), Smokey Robinson & Miracles (2002), Delfonics (2007), Fifth Dimension (2007) and many others

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