Twelve years later the song was revived by Donny Osmond. It was released on February 19, 1972, and reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 1, 1972. It peaked at No. 1 on both the Canadian RPM singles chart during April 15 - 29, 1972, and the UK Singles Chart during July 8 - August 5, 1972.Billboard ranked this version as the No. 67 song for 1972. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on March 24, 1972. It also topped the Mexican charts in 1972. The song was also covered by British pop group S Club Juniors in 2002.
On March 15, 1972, DJ Robert W. Morgan played the Donny Osmond version for 90 minutes straight on KHJ in Los Angeles. After receiving numerous calls from listeners, LAPD raided the station studios. The officers left without making arrests.