You Didn't Have to Be So Nice

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"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice"
Single by The Lovin' Spoonful
from the album Daydream
B-side "My Gal"
Released November 13, 1965
Genre Folk rock, pop[1]
Length 2:29
Label Kama Sutra 205
Writer(s) Steve Boone, John Sebastian
Producer(s) Erik Jacobsen
The Lovin' Spoonful singles chronology
"Do You Believe in Magic"
(1965)
"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice"
(1965)
"Daydream"
(1966)

"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" is the second single released by The Lovin' Spoonful, released in 1965. The song was featured on their 1966 album Daydream. It reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1966.[1]

Brian Wilson stated the song inspired "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys.[2]

by The Lovin' Spoonful, from Daydream, (Kama Sutra Records 1966, Buddah Records 2000) format=Ogg

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