(Mike Hawker/Ivor Raymonde)
single and hit recorded by Dusty Springfield as a solo artist. It peaked at #4 in the U.K., #6 in
Australia, #12 in the U.S., and #21 in Canada, and has the distinction of having
been performed on the first episode of Top
of the Pops, on 1st January, 1964.
The Bay City
Rollers took it back into the charts in the 1970s, with eerily identical
chart numbers, reaching #4 in Great Britain, #8 Down Under, and #12 in the
States. The Tourists enjoyed
similar success with their 1979 cover:
Although it only grazed the Billboard chart at #83, it scored the
same chart positions as Dusty’s original in
the Australian and British markets.
The song has
continued to be a gold mine for any artist with the talent to handle
it. In the 1980s, Nicolette
Larson managed #15 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #53 on the pop
chart, Luis Miguel topped the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, and
Samantha Fox hit the trifecta by charting in
America, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
version appears on the 2001 Dusty Springfield anthology, Ultimate Collection.
Dusty Springfield recordings