In 1968, Jay and the Americans released a version of the song, which became the song’s most widely successful release. Their version spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 6 on March 1, 1969, while reaching No. 1 on Canada’s “RPM 100” and No. 11 on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart. The song also debuted at No. 4 in the first issue of RPM’s “Young Adult” adult contemporary chart. The single earned gold record status from the Recording Industry Association of America. What did you think? Please tell us in the comment section below and remember to sign up for our free newsletter.