With one of the most distinctive openings in pop, this was written by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick. It was recorded by The Drifters in 1964, reaching No 4 in America but only No 45 in Britain.
The song was due to be recorded on May 21, 1964, but the group’s lead singer Rudy Lewis died of a suspected heroin overdose the night before. Rather than reschedule the studio session the solo was given to the group’s other lead vocalist, Johnny Moore.
The Rolling Stones had a go at it the same year, but it was pathetic. Mick Jagger’s middle-class tones could not have been less suited to the song.