This may be sacrilege but I prefer the Bay City Rollers’ version to the the one by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. I’m afraid I never cared for the Four Seasons.
The song was written by Four Seasons members Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. It reached No 12 in the States in 1965. To my surprise, I find it did not chart in Britain.
The Bay City Rollers’ version topped the UK charts for six weeks in March and April 1975, selling nearly a million copies and becoming the biggest seller of the year.