Glenda 'Morris' Stevens claims she wrote this song for her first love who left her in September. She said she saw an ad in a magazine requesting anyone who wishes to, to send in a song/poem. Her song stood out and eventually made it to the radio. According to BMI and ASCAP, this song was written by Maxwell Davis (BMI), Aaron Collins, jr. (ASCAP), and Sam Ling (BMI). Maxwell Davis played sax on the Teen Queens record. Aaron Collins was the brother of the Teen Queens. Sam Ling was an alias of Saul Bihari, co-founder of Modern, RPM, and other labels.
The Teen Queens recorded the song in 1956, and took it to number three on the R&B Best Seller chart and number fourteen on the Billboard Charts. It was to become their biggest selling single, with several follow up records failing to generate the same success.