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It was originally recorded by The Moonglows, who scored a #1 single on the Billboard R&B chart and #20 on the Billboard Juke Box chart. Fuqua was a member of the Moonglows. They were managed by Freed.
The best-selling version was a pop cover recorded by The McGuire Sisters, entering the charts in 1954 and reaching number one the next year. It became a gold record. In 1988 the country quartet Forester Sisters reached #8 on the Billboard Hot Country chart with their remake of the song.
- Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 11 - Big Rock Candy Mountain: Early rock 'n' roll vocal groups & Frank Zappa" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu. Track 5.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 411.