It was covered in 1971 by The Congregation, where the group's version was a worldwide hit. Their version peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart, 1 in South Africa and New Zealand, No. 10 in Germany and No. 11 in Australia's Go-Set's Singles Chart. In North America, the group was known as The English Congregation, where the song went to #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 in Canada.
English singer Paul Young recorded the song for his Other Voices album, and it was released as the first single from the album on 30 April 1990. It reached No. 21 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 16 in Ireland.