It’s Valentine’s Day!
I saw an interview with Ellie Greenwich once where she said that, as soon as she wrote this song (with Jeff Barry and Phil Spector), she knew it would hit Number 1. And it did.
These Brill Building songs from the early 60s seemed to find the absolute essence of the popular song. The words and melodies couldn’t have been simpler, or more memorable. Five years later we had yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog’s eye.