The song was 2 Plus 1's fourth single in Germany, and their fifth international release. It was recorded throughout the summer in 1979, and released later that year. Written, arranged and produced by German musicians, "Easy Come, Easy Go" differed significantly from the band's earlier pop-folk material. The song was performed in a number of German television shows, including Musikladen. It met with considerable success, charting within the top 40 in Germany, and has become one of 2 Plus 1's greatest hits. "Calico Girl" was released as the single B-side, and both songs were later included on the group's first international LP, Easy Come, Easy Go.