A Lover's Concerto (The Toys)

3 JANUARY 1966

New York girl group The Toys enjoyed the biggest hit of their career with this song in late 1965, and it was still high in the charts at the start of 1966, reaching #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (and #1 on Cashbox), and #5 in the UK.

The melody was based on Minuet in G major by 18th-century composer Christian Petzold. That had been popularised in the 1940s by bandleader Freddy Martin under the title 'A Lover's Concerto'. The songwriters Linzer and Randell simply added the lyrics and gave it a slight Motown lilt.

This proved to be the Toys only Top Ten hit and the group disbanded in 1968.

B-side: 'This Night'
Released: 24 August 1965
Highest chart position: #5 (UK), #2 (US)
Length: 2:36
Producers: Linzer and Randell

A Lover's Concerto (The Toys)