In 1963, "Sweets for My Sweet" became the debut single for Merseybeat band The Searchers, reaching number one on the UK Single Chart for two weeks that August. The Searchers' version was also issued in the US in the spring of 1964 but failed to chart.
In the UK, Tina Charles remade "Sweets for My Sweet" in 1977 in tandem with "Love Bug". The track was included on her album Rendezvous and issued as a single reaching #26; however the single edit only featured one chorus from "Sweets for My Sweet" at its close.
In 1994, C.J. Lewis reached #3 UK with his remake of "Sweets for My Sweet" which was also a major hit in Austria (#9), the Netherlands (#4), New Zealand (#3), Sweden (#16) and Switzerland (#16); the track also charted in Australia (#45) and France (#69).