This quintessential pop song was composed at the Brill Building by Sedaka (music) and Howard Greenfield (lyrics). It was recorded in 1959 and released in December 1960. Early in 1961 it reached No 4 in the US and No 8 in Britain.
Here is a 1968 version – same track, but how things have changed in a few years, from wholesome to tacky. The 60s in microcosm.