The Fantastic Johnny C covered the song in 1968, reaching number 87 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1974, Grand Funk Railroad recorded the song for the group's album All the Girls in the World Beware!!!. Reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 on 22 February 1975, it ranked #74 on Billboard's Hot 100 year-end chart for 1975 (but the 27 December 1975 print edition of Billboard, which contained the Hot 100 for 1975 that Casey Kasem followed, erred in placing it at #6 and in placing all the songs from #6 through #73 one position lower apiece) and is one of the band's best-known songs. Their version of the song appeared in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the fictitious radio station K-DST.
British blue-eyed soul band Q-Tips (featuring lead singer and guitarist Paul Young) recorded a version on their 1980 debut album, although on the label it was mistakenly credited to Goffin and King.