21 FEBRUARY 1966
The Young Rascals (later to become just 'The Rascals') rewrote the lyrics considerably for their own version, which was their first big hit, and played it with a lot of exuberance and energy.
The song has gained longevity by being used in the soundtracks of numerous movies and TV shows, including the 'Big Chill' and 'Joe Versus the Volcano'.
B-side: 'Mustang Sally'
Released: 21 February 1966
Highest chart position: #1 (US)
Recorded: 1 February 1966