Chart Position: 1

  • #2 bestseller for 1966
  • Written by Terry Kirkman
  • Lead vocals:Terry Kirkman
  • Backing vocals: Brian Cole, Jim Yester, Russ Giguere, Larry Ramos, Curt Boettcher and Ted Bluechel
  • Guitar: Mike Deasy, Terry Kirkman
  • Produced by Association
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • BMI named this song the 22nd most played song of the 20th century
  • The Association’s first LP, which included this song, was rejected by every major record label
  • Later recorded by Chellows (1966), Lettermen (1967), Roger Williams (1966), Four Tops (1967), Dizzy Gillespie (1966), Petula Clark (1967), Four Freshmen (1968), Cramer (1967), Nina Simone (1967), Johnny Mann Singers (1967), Denny McClain (1968), Pipers (1968), Ed Ames (1968), David Cassidy (1972), Ray Conniff & Singers (1972), Kings Road (1972), Faith Hope & Charity (1976), Starsound Orchestra (1992), District Six (1994), Andy Williams (2003), Barry Manilow w/Association (2006), Blenders (2000), Rita Wilson (2012), Jim Hudak (2000), Pat Metheny (2011) and many others

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