The song was used in two episodes of the TV series The Wonder Years, entitled "Denial" and "Double Double Date". It was also used in a 2002 episode of The King of Queens, called "Business Affairs". The song was featured at a dance in the 2005 comedy, The Ringer.
Other artists to have covered the song, or referenced it, over the years include:
In 1973, The Pearls, a 1970s vocal girl duo from Liverpool, were the first artists to chart with this song in the UK, early that year. It was released on the Bell label and reached number 41 in the UK Singles Chart.
Around 1988, Judas Priest recorded a cover of the song in collaboration with Stock Aitken Waterman as a demo. Portions of the demo were leaked out to the public in 2015, but it has never been officially released in its entirety.
In 1991, Rod Stewart included his version on the album Vagabond Heart.
In 1993, David Hasselhoff covered the song for the album of the same name.
In 1995, Melanie Williams and Joe Roberts enjoyed a UK Top 40 hit with their version of the track, which peaked at number 28.