It was a leftover doo-wop tune that got a last-minute facelift for 1969. But the success of this track had some sad backlash.
There are duos (like Hall and Oates) who had many, many hits. Then there are those duos who only had one big hit together.
During club gigs, Steve Forbert performed this song even though it wasn’t on his album. Soon, he realized he might have a hit on his hands.
A whole host of songs reflect unrequited love. One of the best is Walter Egan’s 70s hit about Stevie Nicks, “Magnet and Steel.”