"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.
Brian Wilson stated the song inspired God Only Knows by The Beach Boys. 
Astrud Gilberto (with her 6 y/o son) on Beach Samba,1966
- It was covered by Amy Grant & Kevin Costner in Costner's 1997 film, The Postman during the film's ending credits.